Call for applications
For the 6th consecutive year, IDF Europe is running its Member’s Staff Exchange Programme. If you are working for a Member, we encourage you to apply for this unique opportunity to join the IDF Europe staff and work in Brussels as a “staff member on loan”, in a dynamic and international atmosphere for 5 months (August to December 2016).
The successful applicant will be involved in activities such as:
- Contribute to on-going advocacy, membership activities and projects managed by IDF Europe
- Help foster improved relations with European Members
- Be part of the IDF Europe team at selected events and conferences
- Help in the organisation of meetings and congresses including developing supporting material
For IDF Europe, the programme is also the opportunity to gain valuable insight into the work and projects carried out by Members, and to look at ways to strengthen the collaboration with our membership.
Cajsa Lindberg (Sweden) and Davide Pilleri (Italy), took part in this programme in 2015 and this is what they have to say about her experience:
“Working at IDF Europe for the Staff Exchange Programme was fantastic! I developed a good understanding of what it’s like to work in a multicultural organisation where volunteers play a very important role. Every day was different and the work was diverse and exciting, and I was always very involved in all the activities and discussions, so I really felt like a part of the IDF Europe family. I was especially happy to be working with the Members and membership activities because they are really the heart of the Federation, and strong ties between IDF Europe and its Members are crucial. Getting to advocate for the rights of people with diabetes, especially in relation to the World Diabetes Day event in the European Parliament, was amazing. It felt very meaningful and really taught me a lot about both strategic communication and advocacy and the workings of the EU Institutions”.
“Working with IDF Europe as an Exchange Staff was a great experience! It gave me the opportunity to contribute to activities and projects to help improve diabetes prevention, education and care. I really enjoyed working in such a dynamic and international environment, and the job has been valuable in teaching me the importance of teamwork. I felt part of the group and working together we developed a sense of unity, of enthusiasm for common interests and responsibilities. I got to help with many different things, but I feel like I played a particularly important role during the World Diabetes Day event in Strasbourg, preparing materials for the exhibition, engaging people and answering questions they had about what diabetes and World Diabetes Day is. It really made feel I was doing something useful!”.
How to apply
Send your CV and letter of motivation to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for application is 30 June 2016