Advocacy Intern

21 February 2022 Category : Internships

We are looking to hire a full-time Intern to join our Advocacy team for a period of six months, starting in mid-April 2022. This is an exceptional opportunity for an individual to support advocacy in global public health in an international and dynamic NGO. 

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) is an alliance of over 230 national diabetes associations with two million members in more than 164 countries and territories, IDF has been at the vanguard of global diabetes advocacy for over 50 years.

The IDF Intern Programme gives undergraduate students the opportunity to obtain training and exposure to IDF’s work in the field of diabetes and non-communicable diseases.

The Intern will be working from home and does not need to reside in Belgium. This is an unpaid internship.

Key Responsibilities and Activities

  • Support general administrative and organisational tasks
  • Update internal documents and databases
  • Research on various health-related topics
  • Support communications with the IDF network
  • Support activities related to the centenary of insulin
  • Assist with the production and distribution of advocacy tools to key stakeholders
  • Support the preparation of online events and training sessions
  • Provide further assistance to the Advocacy Department, as required


  • Educated to a Bachelor/ Master’s degree or equivalent (relevant field of study)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and fluency in French and/or Spanish.
  • Multi-tasker with strong organisational skills
  • Proven team-working skills, proactive and flexible
  • Highly computer literate; familiar with social media
  • Ability to adopt IDF’s ethics and beliefs

How to apply

Interested applicants are requested to send a CV and cover letter to Ms Audrey Baerten, IDF Office Manager at by March 21, 2022.

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