Youth Internship Program

ECRAAL offers internship program to talented young graduates interested in a dynamic experience at the heart of Europe.


Position description:

The internship is a full-time, six-month placement in ECRAAL’s office in Brussels.


Primary responsibilities include:

  • Supporting the coordination of ECRAAL’s funding projects with research institutes all over the world;
  • Contributing to the ECRAAL memberships development strategies in Asia, Africa and Latin America, including writing proposals, web updating and project/event management;
  • Communication and outreach activities concerning ECRAAL and its programs to research institutes in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America;
  • Working together with the ECRAAL funding projects and programs between the EU and third countries;
  • Representing ECRAAL at various EU events and initiatives, liaising with EU institutions and developing partnerships with research  organizations or other funding projects;
  • Compiling information relating to EU funding policy and schemes for research activities and disseminating this information to our members.


Some of the opportunities:

The ECRAAL office is located at Scotland House, Rond Point Schuman 6 in Brussels, just opposite the EU Commission and Council buildings.

This position is an excellent networking opportunity – the Youth Intern will be working as part of the ECRAAL staff and with various EU institutions, other NGOs and initiatives, and meeting other interns from around the world who are working in Scotland House and Brussels.


Additional considerations:

  • Some experience is required on project management or other relevant subjects;
  • Fluency in English is mandatory. Knowledge of French, Spanish or other major languages used in Asia, Africa and Latin America is considered as a strong asset;
  • Preference will be given to candidates with prior experience working with EU institutions and research institutes;
  • Candidates should have a university degree and must be under the age of 30;
  • Familiarity of the EU funding system and programs is beneficial;
  • Strong writing, drafting and computer skills are necessary and web editing knowledge is a plus.


For more information concerning the starting date and application, please send an email indicating your interest for the Youth Internship Program and together with personal references to

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ECRAAL - European Centre for Research in Asia, Africa and Latin America
Rond Point Schuman 6, 1040 Brussels - Scotland House
Tel: +32 2 282 84 16