Assitant to the MSF Representative to the EU

Médecins Sans Frontières, Brussels, Belgium

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Email for CV Submission: 
Closing Date for Applications: 
30th November, 2017

Job Description

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors without borders (MSF)
Assistant to the Representative of MSF to the EU and NATO

  • 6 months internship as Assistant to the Representative of Médecins Sans Frontières to the European Union and NATO
  • Duration: January – June 2018

MSF is an international independent medical humanitarian organisation that provides impartial emergency aid to people affected by armed conflicts, epidemics, natural and man-made disasters, and exclusion from healthcare in over 60 countries.

For its humanitarian diplomatic service, the MSF International office recruits a trainee to assist the Representative to the European Union in order to implement a coherent and efficient strategy with the European institutions (Commission, Parliament, Council, and Permanent Representations), NATO, Third-Countries Embassies, OSCE and Think-Tanks present in Brussels.

Internship missions:

  • Monitoring of the EU institutions and NATO (debates, politics, decisions)
  • Monitoring Humanitarian Crises and Humanitarian actors
  • Attending conferences, meetings, relevant events
  • Updating relevant representatives on various questions regarding MSF activities.
  • Any other activity

Required qualifications:

  • Degree in Political Science, International Relations, International Development, Humanitarian affairs or other relevant field
  • Knowledge of EU institutions and NATO
  • Knowledge of Humanitarian Affairs
  • Fluency in English both written and oral
  • Preferable fluency in French
  • Adaptation capacity, good social skills, time-management skills, autonomy, reliability


  • Internship with convention de stage from the trainee’s university
  • Full-time internship for 6 months
  • Based in the MSF Operational Centre Brussels
  • Unpaid, except for the reimbursement of transport expenses and free access to the cafeteria - The trainee must have the ability to work and live in the

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