Requisition ID: req41727

Job Title: Strategic Partnerships Intern

Sector: Awards Management

Employment Category: Intern

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Brussels, Belgium

Job Description

To support the Strategic Partnerships Team with German and European institutional donor engagement (GFFO, BMZ, GIZ, KfW, DG ECHO, DG INTPA, DG NEAR)

Brussels | start date: As soon as possible.

Full time paid internship, 6 months (with possible extension for further 6 months)

About IRC

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is among the world’s leading non-profit humanitarian relief and development organizations. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC’s mission is to assist those whose lives and livelihoods have been shattered by conflict and disaster, including the climate crisis, to survive, recover and gain control over their lives.

The Awards Management Unit is responsible for building, maintaining, and strengthening relationships with public and institutional donors and position IRC as a partner of choice for delivering programs for our clients. This means working to expand IRC’s portfolio and diversify our relationships, as well as supporting the successful and compliant management and implementation of awards, whether directly or through partners.

The intern will be part of the Strategic Partnerships Team (SPT) which is responsible for relationship management of IRC’s public and institutional donors.


Purpose of the role

To strengthen our capacity to we are currently looking for an intern to support our donor engagement.


Key Accountabilities

·       Undertake research and preparation of background analyses

·       Support in the preparation of briefings for discussions with institutional donors

·       Undertake translation (English to German or vice versa) of strategies or relevant documents/communications

·       Support in the coordination of visits of IRC staff to donor capitals, including logistics, briefings, appointment coordination, etc.

·       Support in the implementation of donor strategies, through preparation, participation and follow-up of meetings and working groups

·       Collate and prepare project / program related information e.g. through fact sheets, website articles, and social media contributions

·       Participate in relevant donor meetings, together with the Senior Advisors

·       Support the updating of internal database (CRM) and documents such as donor profiles.



·       You should be fluent in German and English language, both written and spoken

·       You are interested in working in an international NGO and have knowledge and/ high interest of the humanitarian/development working sector

·       You have strong communication and organizational skills

·       You work independently, accurate, with an eye for detail and enjoy working in a team (also working with virtual teams)

·       You feel confident in using MS Office (especially Word, Excel (eg Pivot Table), Outlook, Teams)

·       You work proactively and conscientiously.


Our Offer

·       A meaningful task supporting humanitarian and development work in a highly motivated, multi-cultural team of experts

·       Experience working in a leading international humanitarian aid organization with over 17,000 employees worldwide

·       Flexible working hours, based in Brussels (with travel to Bonn/Berlin), regular home office possible.


Conditions: Paid Internship: Convention d’immersion Socio Professionelle (960 euros / month) + Food voucher (7.91 euro per working day) + additional allowance (100 euros / month).

To Apply

Please send the following via Cornerstone.

–        CV

–        Motivation Letter (one page maximum) clearly stating your reasons for applying and how you meet the person specification, skills and experience specified in the job description.


The deadline for applications is Sunday 21st May 2023, 23 PM CET. 

In order to minimise administrative costs, IRC will only contact short-listed candidates. 

Candidates must have the right to work in Belgium.

IRC strives to be an equal opportunities employer. IRC is committed to equality of opportunity and to non-discrimination for all job applicants and employees, and we seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce regardless of gender, race, religious beliefs, nationality, ethnic/national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.

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