Intern for WWF Belgium within the ‘Policy and Business Engagement team’, focusing on advocacy for sustainable consumption.
Objectives of the internship
WWF wants to offer the opportunity to a trainee with a background in sustainable development, environment sciences, agronomy, ecology and with a keen interest on topics linked to responsible agriculture, sustainable trade and WWF’s work and mission. We offer an internship where you will work on the impact of Belgian consumption on deforestation and forest degradation, via advocacy work towards decision-makers, the private sector and consumers. The internship will focus on the commodity cocoa, but the intern will be drawn to support the wider work on responsible sourcing and the Belgian consumption footprint. The forest policy officer at WWF, will supervise the intern.
WWF-Belgium has joined the "Beyond Chocolate" partnership aiming for a sustainable chocolate supply by 2030 in Belgium. In order to best contribute to achieving the objectives of the partnership, WWF-Belgium will develop its knowledge and tools for more sustainability in cocoa value chains with the help of the trainee. The trainee will be entrusted with several activities that she/he will conduct under the guidance of WWF’s forest policy officer. Additionally, the intern will also support the broader advocacy work of WWF-Belgium around responsible sourcing and deforestation-free commodities.
Main activities will include:
• Masters in a field related to the internship theme: ecology, agronomy, forestry, sustainable development, environmental sciences.
• Language skills
o Proficiency in oral and written English because of work in an international context. Good writing skills in English (reports to be done in English, proof will be requested).
o Oral and written command of either French or Dutch.
• Good analytical skills.
• Clear communication and good writing skills.
• Be able to work with the Microsoft Office package.
• Able to quickly become familiar with new topics and be reactive.
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