Europe

The World Youth Alliance Europe Internship Program provides opportunities for young people who are inspired by the ideas and work of WYA to gain professional skills working on WYA’s projects and in advocacy activities at the European Parliament. Projects are designed to enhance each student’s specific academic background and interests. Interns receive mentorship and training from WYA staff members.


Ideal candidates possess a strong desire to protect and promote human dignity while making a positive impact on society. Candidates must be proactive, self-driven, resourceful, detail-oriented, and humble individuals with a willingness to learn. If you possess these qualities and are looking to make a difference, apply today.


Batch 3 - 2014
Internship Period: 1 Sept - 15 Dec 2014
Application Deadline: 28 Jul 2014

Batch 1 - 2015
Internship Period: 5 Jan - 20 Mar 2015
Application Deadline: 30 Nov 2014

Batch 2 - 2015
Internship Period: 13 Apr - 10 July 2015
Application Deadline: 1 March 2015

Batch 3 - 2015
Internship Period: 14 Sept - 11 Dec 2015
Application Deadline: 19 July 2015

 

Interns will be assigned to plan and manage one or two projects during their internship period. The types of projects interns get to work on are diverse and vary according to specific interests and skills of each person. Each project will fall under one of our three main thrusts which are Education, Advocacy, and Culture.
 

There is a standard application process for the WYA Europe Internship Program. Before you apply, we strongly encourage you to browse through our website to learn more about the organization and to see if our programs are the right fit for you. 

IMPORTANT: Incomplete applications will not be processed.

  • Click here to download the form or contact europe@wya.net to receive the application form
  • Submit the application before the deadline:
    • Cover letter
    • Accomplished application form 
    • CV/Resume with 1x1 ID picture
    • Two recommendation Letters, addressed to the Regional Director of Operations
    • A signed copy of the WYA Charter (if not done already)
    • For other concerns, contact the Regional Director of Operations at europe@wya.net or call +32 2 732 7605

 

Q: Is this opportunity for me?

If you believe that every person has dignity and are committed to promoting this message to other people then this is for you.



Q: What kind of interns are we looking for?

Our internship program is open to university students, recent graduates, and young professionals. Ideal candidates possess a strong passion for the defense of human dignity. We seek committed members with strong communication abilities and organizational skills. Interns must also be able to motivate and inspire others and love to bring people together.



Q: Do I have to be a WYA member in order to eligible for the internship?

Yes, you have to be a WYA member to be accepted as an intern. You can become a member by signing the WYA Charter.



Q: Are interns required to finish the Track A Training?

Yes, interns are required to finish the Track A Training before the beginning of the internship. Interns need to be knowledgeable about WYA's history and mission as they represent the organization in various activities both regional and international.



Q: Who can apply and how many interns do you accept for each batch?

The European Internship Program is open to all World Youth Alliance members in the European region with the ages of 18 to 30 years old. Internships are voluntary and are done on a full-time basis for a period of 12 weeks (once renewable, subject for approval). We usually accept about 4-5 interns, depending on the needs of the projects at that moment.

Q: Do interns get compensated?

This is an unpaid internship. However, we do provide an accomodation for interns. Applicants accepted into the internship program may apply for limited scholarships for a monthly stipend but approval is granted on an individual case basis.

Q: Can I choose my own timing for the internship?

Interns need to choose from the three internship batches that are offered each year (Batch 1, 2, 3). Please see the internship section on WYA’s website for details on which dates are included in Batch 1, 2, and 3, including application deadlines.

Q: Who do I ask for my letter of references?

We ask for recommendation letters to help us assess your character when it comes to working professionally. Your letters should come from people who can attest your skills and work experience. It can come from your professor, team leader, coach, and organization head. It should not come from any of your family members.