Intern: Stakeholder Engagement Team

Location: Brussels
Contract type: Intern


As the leading global business association for open and sustainable trade, we bring together over 2,400 retailers, importers, brands and associations from more than 40 countries. Our membership contains organisations of all sizes and all sectors with a combined turnover of more than one trillion euros. 
Our mission is to enable each of our members to enhance human prosperity, use natural resources responsibly and drive open trade globally. These are major challenges and we need to work collaboratively to tackle them. Together, we can influence and drive positive change at scale.  
amfori is headquartered in Brussels and has a strong network of representatives based across 14 countries. We offer members a practical framework and world-class tools to manage the social and environmental performance of their supply chains and anticipate future trends. We advocate for progressive policy and collaborate with national, European and international partners to achieve social, environmental and economic progress. 
We are committed to, “Growing high-performing people to become the leaders of a sustainable tomorrow.” We currently have the following exciting opportunity:
Intern – Partnerships, Advocacy and Stakeholder Engagement         
September 2020 – December 2020 – 3 to 4 days a week - negotiable
Support the stakeholder team in:
  • Mapping and updating our list of stakeholders at global and local level 
  • Helping build partnerships and alliances to advance the cause of open and sustainable trade
  • Monitoring emerging social, environmental and trade issues and related trends at non-governmental level
  • Support the organisation of meetings with amfori Stakeholder Advisory Council (SAC).
Location: Brussels                                 
Report to: Senior Manager, Stakeholder Engagement
  • Support in maintenance of stakeholder database
  • Support in filing of Memorandums of Understanding and other formal agreements on partnerships/collaboration
  • Support maintaining an events calendar and task sheet
  • Monitoring media and websites for trends, news and key developments regarding trade and sustainability relating to amfori’s mission and goals
  • Attend meetings and draft minutes
  • Support the stakeholder team in other tasks as requested
Must haves:
  • At the time of application, you must be enrolled in a graduate school programme
  • Some knowledge of international organisations, particularly the UN institutions and prominent civil society organisations in the fields of sustainability, human rights and development
  • Fluent in English
  • Good communication skills: speaking and writing
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organisational goals
  • Reactive and eager to learn
  • Diplomatic, cordial, articulate and assertive
  • Excellent knowledge of Windows, notably Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Strong ability to multi-task
  • Ability to fit well into a multi-cultural team
  • University degree in social sciences, sustainability or related field
  • Knowledge of another European language is an asset
  • Understanding of trade and its impact on the environment and people
  • Experience working with a business association, international organisation or civil society organisation
  • Global exposure
  • Inquisitive thinker
What we offer:
  • An international environment with an interesting and challenging range of activities and tasks
  • Possibilities of receiving training on, amongst others, stakeholder engagement, advocacy and partnership development
  • An opportunity to engage with key actors in the field of sustainable development
  • Coverage of meal expenses
  • A possibility to grow, learn and gain experience
Please send your cover letter and CV to
Selected candidates will be invited for an interview