Internships

Are you interested in Fair Trade and want a fruitful professional experience? Join us as a trainee or a volunteer! WFTO-Europe will help you improve your knowledge making sure you get the most out of it.call final

! NEW CALLS HAS BEEN PUBLISHED !

WFTO-Europe is offering 2 positions for 6- month internship from mid-August 2018 to mid-February 2019.

1. Project Management and Fundraising 

2. Communication and Membership & Monitoring

 

All the details are in the pdf documents. The deadline for applications is 20th May 2018.

As an email subject, please indicate: “Application for an internship position: XY”

Should you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us: administration@wfto-europe.org

Join our team!Volunteer

Even a few hours per week (on a regular basis) can make a difference for Fair Trade!

If you are interested in volunteering (working on specific areas such as fundraising, projects or communication), send your CV and a 1-page Cover Letter in English to administration@wfto-europe.org.

Volunteers are welcome at any time !

If you think you have other useful skills for WFTO-Europe, please do not hesitate to contact us via email at administration[at]wfto-europe.org.

 

Previous Interns’ Testimonials

Bára Plecháčková

Intern in Brussels, July 2017 – January 2018

20171003_112714“Working at WFTO-Europe was my first professional experience abroad and it was a great start. I’ve had the chance to confront my previously gained experience with the professional and international environment at WFTO-Europe, which allowed me to see my skills and my future career in much clearer perspective.

I’ve met very interesting and inspiring people with different backgrounds and different experience, from whom I could have learnt every day. I broadened my horizons and deepened my knowledge not only about Fair Trade but also about many other issues connected.

As part of my job at WFTO-Europe I had the chance to learn more about fundraising and different funding opportunities, organize multiple events of different scale, or get in touch with people from organizations based all over Europe.

Overall it was truly valuable experience from a professional as well as personal perspective. I would definitely recommend it to anybody who’s looking for an experience in non-profit sector on international level.”

Eros Shreve

Intern in Brussels, July 2017 – January 2018

“Working for WFTO-Europe was a great experience learning what it’s like working in an international professional setting!

My communications skills greatly improved from working with people from all over Europe (and beyond) on a daily basis. Not only did this improve me professionally, but it was enjoyable and I made many new connections I hope to work with again someday.

In addition, because it’s a smaller organisation, there is plenty of opportunities to gain experience in multiple areas beyond just those of your internship. I was the Communications and Membership & Monitoring Intern, but I also helped with some of the fundraising and I helped translate a grant report- which not only was great to learn how to do, but also looks impressive on my CV!

The office environment is great as well, and the permeant staff are friendly and caring. They definitely work to help you get the most out of your experience with WFTO-Europe. Overall, it was definitely a great experience (and the location certainly helps!), I would recommend it to anyone looking to get into ethical commerce and European non-profit work.”

Maria Batista

Intern in Brussels, January 2017 – July 2017

DSC_0897“I had the pleasure of working for WFTO-Europe as an intern and I had a truly incredible experience in the past 6 months. Working for a small organization granted me the opportunity to contribute to the organization’s performance in many different areas where I could develop my professional skills to a further extent by exploring different fields or work within the organization.  

I acquired knowledge about the Fair Trade movement and I attended several EU events where I could gain insight on different topics related to International Development. What I liked the most about this internship was the fact that I had a coach who guided me through the different tasks but who would still ensure I carried out my job autonomously.


I would recommend this internship to anyone who is looking for a challenging job and willing to learn more about business ethics and worldwide issues!”

 

Stefano Carulli

Intern in Brussels, July 2016 – January 2017

DSC_0897“My experience as an intern at WFTO-Europe was truly rewarding.

Being part of a small team and working together on a day-to-day basis allowed me to explore a variety of different tasks: from managing a network of almost 90 European Fair Trade organizations to developing several communication strategies so as to raise awareness about the Fair Trade Principles.

However, what I liked the most was the approach of this office to its interns: I never felt disregarded by my team and my opinion was valued and always appreciated. The feedback received from my coordinator was extremely constructive and the synergy between the three of us gave me the chance to complete my tasks in autonomy and with enthusiasm.

If what you are looking for is a rewarding but the same time demanding experience in an international environment where you can develop both professionally as well as a person, then I would highly recommend an internship here at WFTO-Europe.

I am definitely going to miss working here!”

 

Read the testimonials of our previous interns here.

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