Global Office Internship (ESC) - Educational Events Assistant
YFU Global Office (Brussels)

Youth For Understanding is looking for a dedicated European Solidarity Corps volunteer to join us in the Global Office in Brussels for one year!

The volunteer in this project will have the chance to enhance their organisational skills by supporting our educational activities as well as learn about long-term Intercultural Youth Exchanges worldwide, by being involved in the multiple actions related to the organisation of such experiences.

This experience will offer the selected volunteer the chance to get an insight into how a Global NGO operates and more specifically, into the project cycle of educational events and trainings, from the logistics & preparation to running the event and follow-up, including reimbursements and reporting. Since a lot of educational activities and courses moved to digital platforms, it is also a chance to get to know better the online events’ production side. The selected volunteer will have the opportunity to work also with other departments of the organisation, if deemed necessary, expanding their knowledge of different fields according to their professional interests.

Starting date: Preferably, you should be relocating to Brussels and ready to start during the month of February 2023, but this is negotiable. Applications will be processed on a rolling basis, therefore we encourage you to apply as fast as possible.

The deadline for sending your application is 30th of November.

Tasks of the volunteer

Support the coordination of Educational Activities & Opportunities (both in-person and digital)

Support with putting together narrative and financial grant reports, according to the funders/organizations’ needs 

Support the communication with participants and organisations regarding logistics of educational activities

Support in the implementation (including internal communication) of YFU’s educational events

Support with the follow-up of educational activities, including processing reimbursements and helping out with finalising the project outputs (e.g. manuals, digital tools, etc.)

Support the development of e-learning courses through helping to place them on the e-learning platform

Support with the smooth delivery of webinars and conferences (tech support role)

    Support the coordination of the Youth Empowerment Seminar – the biggest event in YFU

    Support organising the preparatory meetings

    Support the Travel team of the YES 2022

    Support with distributing students into housing

    On-site support at the event which will require a 2-week relocation to Berlin (all costs covered by YFU)

    Support the reimbursement and reporting process after the event

    Support the quality assurance team in gathering important data for their analysis

    Support with vendors, contracts and other orders needed for the YES

        Logistical arrangements

        The intern will be expected to be in the office on a full-time basis, 38h/week according to the Belgian law.

        EEE-YFU will provide a monthly allowance of 900 euro + full medical insurance, which will enable you to secure accommodation and subsistence during your stay in Brussels. We will support you with helpful indications, but it will be your responsibility to secure these during your internship.

        Travel to and from Brussels for relocation will be covered by the program. All travels and subsistence during assigned events will be fully covered.

        The internship will last for 12 months.

        Eligibility criteria

        • Between 18 and 30 years old
        • National of one of the EU countries + Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein

          About YFU

          YFU advances intercultural understanding, life-long learning, global competencies, mutual respect, and social responsibility through transformational educational exchanges for generations of youth, families, and communities, supported by dedicated volunteers and professional staff.

          European Educational Exchanges - Youth for Understanding (EEE-YFU) is an international non-profit organisation under Belgian law (AISBL) and the umbrella organisation of Youth For Understanding (YFU) in Europe. EEE-YFU supports its  28 European Member Organisations to have a strong impact in youth exchanges and intercultural education and be a visible and growing community.

          Through Educational Activities, Training & Capacity Building, Advocacy and Partnerships, EEE-YFU empowers its Member Organisations to develop and retain strong networks of impactful youth workers, influences policy relevant for the mission of YFU, positions YFU as an expert and partner in intercultural learning, and develops and implements relevant and innovative responses to the challenges of an evolving society.

          YFU’s Global Office, composed of the legal entities EEE-YFU and Youth For Understanding International Educational Services (YFU IES), is the global structure that works to enable the YFU membership worldwide to achieve our mission by providing leadership, critical services and opportunities to grow and thrive as (a) sustainable and quality organization(s).

          About our activities

          YFU’s core activity focuses on long-term intercultural youth exchanges. We operate in over 55 countries around the world. You can find out more by visiting our website!

          YFU contributes to the development of youth work and civil society by organising trainings on a variety of topics: facilitation, advocacy, leadership, project management etc. To check out past trainings, go here!


          If you think you’ve got what it takes to support with these tasks and look forward to getting a comprehensive learning experience in an NGO in Brussels, send us your CV and Motivation letter at, putting APPLICATION_ESC_EDUCATIONAL EVENTS ASSISTANT in the Subject.