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Apply for our Office & Event Administration Traineeship!

July 9th 2018

6 month internship starting ASAP


Equinet is opening a 6 month-long traineeship position to be filled as soon as possible in order to assist the Equinet Secretariat, a small team of six staff members based in Brussels. The trainee will in particular assist the Finance and Administration Officer in managing the daily activities of the office and organising the numerous events planned for the period (notably seminars, conferences, Equinet working group meetings), as foreseen in the Equinet Work Plan 2018. More detailed information can be found in the Traineeship Description Document below.

This is a fulltime paid traineeship to be performed at the Equinet secretariat, located in Brussels, Belgium. Equinet offers the traineeship in the framework of a Convention d’Immersion Professionnelle under Belgian law with a financial monthly compensation of around € 970 net + holiday pay + meal vouchers + coverage of local transportation costs (monthly subscription to public transport).

This legal scheme aims to help recent graduates getting a first professional experience in a field related to the main focus of their studies. It is not intended for people who would need an internship within the framework of their studies.

Interested candidates should send their CV and the completed application form in English, by Friday 20 July to

Only applications containing a CV and the Application Form will be considered as valid and will be taken into consideration.

Please only insert in the personal data that is absolutely necessary for your application (profile picture, date of birth, nationality, postal address, gender, sexual orientation or any other personality or lifestyle traits are not considered as necessary). If selected, you will be contacted using the email address you used at the time of application.

Equinet will organise face-to-face or telephone/Skype interviews with shortlisted candidates at a mutually-agreed time, indicatively on 26 July, during which the candidates’ profile will be reviewed.

Selected candidates might be requested to prepare a short assignment in view of the interview.

Equinet is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to equal opportunities for all irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, race or ethnicity, age or disability. With a view to contributing to full equality in practice and compensating for disadvantages, Equinet applies positive action measures. Taking into account the Equinet Secretariat team composition and previous traineeships, in case of equally qualified and suitable candidates, Equinet will choose the person with a minority ethnic background and/or a disability unless there are other factors that should tilt the balance in favour of the other candidate(s).

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Thank you for your interest and understanding.

No financial relocation assistance can be provided by Equinet. Only candidates legally entitled to work in Belgium need apply. No visa or work permit assistance can be provided.


Any personal data you are asked to transmit to Equinet for the purpose of your application will be processed in compliance with REGULATION (EU) 2016/679 of the European Union. It will only be processed for the purpose of your traineeship application by Equinet and will not be shared externally under any circumstance.

Applications from non-retained candidates will be destroyed and applications from selected candidates will be processed in the best achievable conditions of confidentiality. They will be securely archived for one year before destruction and made accessible only to the HR managers (i.e. the Finance and Administration Officer and the Executive Director).

Please note that during the application review process, due to capacity constraints within the Secretariat, your application might be reviewed (in addition to HR managers) by another senior employee at Equinet.

Should you disagree with this, please let us know at the time of application.

By sending your application without further instruction from your side regarding the processing of your personal data, Equinet will understand that you agree with the general data processing procedure explained above. In case you would like your personal data to be treated differently, please explain it in your application email. Any further enquiry regarding personal data processing can be sent to

Every applicant can at any time request to access, rectify, restrict or wholly object to the processing of their personal information Equinet might be in possession of by sending an email request to


Description of the traineeship
Description of the traineeship
Application Form
Application Form