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Connecting, inspiring and empowering women to lead the way



Junior Project Manager Internship Offer

Position: Junior Project Manager Intern (6 months)

Background:

The European Network for Women in Leadership (WIL Europe) is a Europe-wide non-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion and advancement of the professional and social interests of women in leadership positions and aspiring female leaders from different sectors across Europe. 

Our mission is to connect, inspire and empower women to lead the way, by providing a space where they can meet and exchange, network, grow, and identify opportunities and ideas that are not always readily available in their immediate social and professional environments. 

Our activities are focused on international, local and online events, including those with key political and business leaders; peer-to-peer networking; and raising the visibility of our members on our communication channels (newsletter, social media).

Since 2012, we have also been running a 12-month leadership programme, the Women Talent Pool (WTP), which supports and promotes a new generation of female leaders in Europe by offering them visibility opportunities, learning opportunities, connecting them with inspiring leaders in Europe, as well as mentoring and coaching. The 9th edition kicked off in March 2024 under the high patronage of Marie-Claire Daveu, Chief Sustainability and Institutional Affairs Officer at Kering and WIL Member. 

Responsibilities:

As Junior Project Manager Intern, you will assist the General Manager and Chief Operating Officer in all aspects of our in-person and online events and networking activities to ensure that they run smoothly, as well as in the the coordination of all aspects of our Women Talent Pool leadership programme including planning, organising, and supervising programme activities. Working with our Communications Manager, you will also be responsible for managing and developing our Empowering Girls project, aimed at empowering and inspiring young women through interaction with senior female leaders from different sectors/industries.

Tasks:

Event management (35%)

  • Support in defining the theme, format, agenda and speakers’ list of WIL events and networking activities.
  • Prepare event invitations and lead on follow-up.
  • Contribute ideas to communication strategies for our events.
  • Assist with the logistics and overall organisation during WIL events and be a “go-to” point for our members.
  • Draft thank you letters and assist with other post event communications.

 

WTP Programme management (35%)

  • Ensure the smooth delivery of our annual Women Talent Pool programme, including recruitment of new Talents, organisation of our Career Development (mentoring) sessions and coordination of WTP events.
  • Communicate with WTP participant and partners on the WTP programme.
  • Gather feedback on the programme and propose adjustments as needed.
  • Develop new initiatives to enable the programme to move with the times.


Empowering Girls (20%)

·       Lead on further developing our project for young women aged 16-18, including raising the profile of the project, finding participations and organising interviews with role models (our members).

·       Work with WIL’s Communications Manager to promote the project on Instagram.


Other (10%)

·       Contribute to the development of new initiatives to ensure that WIL has ever-greater impact.

·       Build relationships with our current members and lead on membership process for new members.



Requirements:

  • Studies in communication, public affairs, international relations or another relevant field.
  • Hands on experience with event and project management
  • Excellent writing skills (in English; French would be an asset) with impeccable attention to detail.
  • Flexible, proactive and resourceful with good organisational skills and the ability to take initiative and manage competing priorities.
  • Confident user of office applications.


What you’ll get from us/Benefits:

  • The chance to leave your mark on a growing non-profit and, in doing so, contribute to making the world more inclusive. 
  • Direct interaction with inspirational female leaders and emerging leaders from different European countries, as well as other high-level decision-makers, and opportunities to enlarge your network. 
  • The chance to get your creative juices flowing - as a critical part of the core team, you will be rapidly given responsibilities and welcomed to give your opinion and share your ideas on all aspects of the association’s activities.
  • Increased knowledge and understanding of topics covered in our events and workshops. Recent examples include conferences and panels on sustainability and climate change, humanitarian crises and responses, and workshops on public speaking and personal branding. 
  • The chance to travel to and participate in WIL events across Europe.
  • Opportunities for flexible working. 


Application:

Please send a tailored motivation letter and CV, in English, to Ainara Vilaseca, ainara@wileurope.org, mentioning examples of past events or programmes that you have organised and your experience of doing so.

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a short task ahead of the interview.

Application Deadline: 3rd July 2024


If you would also like to be considered for our Communications internship opportunity, please mention this in your application and send only one.


Internship Duration: 6 months

Starting date:  August / September 2024

Location: Paris

Remuneration: Around 700 Euros month for a full-time (35h) internship


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