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Jan 16, 2018 | PROtect Integrity

EU Athletes is the European federation of player associations and sport trade unions in Europe (www.euathletes.org) representing more than 35 players associations in 13 different EU Member States. We are also affiliated to World Players Association, the international federation of player unions (www.uniglobalunion.org).

EU Athletes is an established stakeholder in the sport sector, cooperating with the European Union and Council of Europe institutions and bodies. Since 2013, we have implemented multiple EU-funded project on topics such as integrity in sport, dual career of athletes and gender equality.

Within the framework of our new Erasmus+ project, EU Athletes is looking for an intern to support the project team managing the project in the field of the fight against match-fixing and implementing various project activities. The work will consist also in daily communication and administrative tasks, as well advocacy and policy work in different areas.

The position will provide an excellent opportunity to gain work experience in the professional sport sector, working for independent organisation representing European athletes from different sports.


Duration of the internship: 5-6 months

Beginning of the internship: March-April 2018

Monthly compensation, with possibility to apply for Erasmus+ Mobility for Traineeships

Location of the internship: Brussels, with possible travel within the EU


Profile of the intern:

Student currently enrolled in master’s degree programme: management, administration of EU projects, political science or similar.


Methodology of European projects management;

Excellent writing, summarizing and reporting;

Strong organization skills;

Computer skills;

Sociable, with strong communication and people skills;

Autonomy, mobility and flexibility;

Fluent English, knowledge of other European languages is a plus.


An interest in the professional sports environment is a plus, as well as a sensitivity in (sports) trade unionism and the rights of athletes. Finally, a reflection/knowledge on the impact of the Lisbon Treaty on the professional sports sector would be highly appreciated.


Interested candidates are kindly asked to send their application (CV and a short cover letter) before the 9th of February 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews, which will take place in February (in Brussels or via Skype).

Contact: Paulina TOMCZYK