Internship Vacancy: CEEweb for Biodiversity

Key information

Organisation: CEEweb for Biodiversity
Location: Budapest
Reference ID: 7ZBL3
Salary Description: Please note that students are encouraged to apply to their college for a travel grant to cover any costs not covered by the Erasmus grant. Scholarship Details: Students who are selected for this internship will be awarded Erasmus+ funding of approximately 700-800 Euros from the University’s Erasmus team. To qualify for 2017/18 Erasmus funding, Internships must be a minimum of two calendar months (not 8 weeks) and students would need to have finished their placement by the 30 September 2018. Placements should have started by the 1 July 2018 at the latest to ensure enough time to register the correct paperwork with the British Council. Please see award conditions at the Careers Office.
Flexible Start Date: Start date from June 18th 2018 onwards, to be agreed with the successful candidate.
Internship Duration:Flexible
Application deadline: 19 February 2018

Organisation/Company Description

Established in 1994, CEEweb for Biodiversity is a network of 52 nature conservation organisations, who are based in all new EU member states (except for Cyprus and Malta), as well as in other Central and East European countries (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia, Ukraine, Moldova, etc.). Our mission is the protection of biodiversity through the enhancement of sustainable development.

CEEweb is public benefit organisation legally registered in Hungary. The Policy Office based in Budapest coordinates the work within the network. Pursuing its mission CEEweb aims to:

  • identify and change the drivers behind biodiversity loss;
  • form common policies and actions for the enhancement of biodiversity in the Central and East European region;
  • promote the enforcement of EU legislation and international conventions for nature and biodiversity conservation, with special regards to the Convention on Biological Diversity;
  • promote the concept and strategies of sustainable development and contribute to their implementation;
  • raise public awareness about the importance of biodiversity and its protection.

For these aims the network undertakes lobbying activities and campaigning, information and expertise exchange, capacity building and educational activities mainly on European and regional levels.

Project Details

CEEweb is seeking two interns to undertake an internship relating to the organisation's work on Biodiversity. The interns will work on tasks which may include:

  • Help to lobby for more integration of Green Infrastructure and Ecosystem Services (ES) in the existing European Union (EU) policies, particularly in those targeting cities and infrastructure; water; health; and agriculture by preparing short press information, contribution in position papers, sending emails to MEPs, research for background materials, preparing social media content, contributing to publications, dissemination of publications and positions.
  • Expand and further develop CEEweb’s Green Infrastructure (GI) Knowledge Hub, increasing the knowledge base with researchers and practitioners
  • Help to advocate for more funding for GI, ES, Natura 2000, particularly through their inclusion in the Cohesion and Structural Funds by preparing short press information, contribution in position papers, sending emails to MEPs, research for background materials, preparing social media content, contributing to publications, dissemination of publications and positions.
  • Help to mobilize funding and up-taking of funds for implementing GI and ES mapping by research and contacting potential partners, helping to prepare project proposals (if needed), dissemination of materials.
  • Help to lobby for better implementation of the Nature Directives (the Birds and Habitats Directive) by preparing case studies and communication campaigns, research and dissemination of our positions.
  • Help in collecting data on climate change measures in agriculture
  • Communication campaign on cultural values of Natura 2000 network
  • Lobby for more use of Nature Based Solutions in Water management

Applicant Profile

  • an interest and knowledge in environmental issues;
  • a high proficiency in the Office package (esp. Word and PowerPoint);
  • excellent organisational and time management skills;
  • being reliable and capable of paying close attention to detail;
  • a proven record of showing initiative and being flexible with regard to the tasks they are asked to complete;
  • fluency in English is essential; proficiency in any other European languages is advantageous;
  • good analytical skills;
  • dedication;
  • ability to work independently;
  • knowledge and previous experience on EU (or national) policy making, budget and financing is an advantage.

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