UGAF TRAINEESHIP CALL 2014: Apply by 24 January 2014!

UNICA Secretariat, based in Brussels, is seeking a trainee with an academic background and/or keen interest in environmental sustainability to work with the UNICA team on the UNICA Green Academic Footprint initiative (UGAF).

Download the flyer Job description:
  • Supporting the UGAF Group in the development of its projects and activities, regularly updating the UGAF website and editing the UGAF bulletin, web-based research & collecting information on EC programmes & initiatives relevant for the Group, reporting on the Brussels-based events in the environmental field, contributing to drafting the Group’s documents and publications.
  • Assisting the UNICA team in the current tasks and activities: participating in the organization and delivery of events, assisting with the management of ongoing EC projects.
Your profile:


  • Academic background and/or demonstrable interest in areas such as: Environmental Studies, Environment and Resource Management, Sustainable Development Management; we would especially welcome students who contributed to student conferences and forums on environmental protection and policy-making (e.g. World Student Environmental Summit);
  • Fluency in English, the working language of the Network, and strong writing and editing skills;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office tools, especially Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook;
  • Excellent organisation skills with an ability to prioritize tasks and work independently.


  • Knowledge of international and EU environmental policies and an understanding of the decision-making processes in the EU institutions;
  • Good command of French;
  • Basic knowledge of web management and Adobe tools.


UNICA offers an opportunity to work in a small but multinational office, acquire sound knowledge on the functioning of an institutional network of universities and gain hands-on experience in activities and projects focused on environmental sustainability.

Priority is given to Erasmus or Leonardo grant holders coming from UNICA member universities. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

  • Candidates should be available to start at the end of March 2014 and are required to commit up to 30 hours per week for a duration of 3-4 months.
  • To complement the grant, the trainee receives a monthly cost compensation and a monthly public transportation pass. 
  • Please submit your CV and a cover letter stating your motivation for the internship and your availability to: by 24 January 2014.
  • Visit the UGAF website: and the UNICA website to find out more about our network, its members and activities.