For our Rikolto in Belgium team, we are looking for an intern that will work on the European market for sustainable cocoa and coffee.
A sustainable income for farmers and nutritious, affordable food for everyone. That is what Rikolto works for. We reach our goals by building bridges between smallholder farmer organisations, companies, governments and other actors across rural and urban areas. Together, we create innovative ways of accessing, distributing and producing nutritious, quality food, so no one is left behind.
The coffee and cocoa sector are plagued by issues such as declining productivity due to climate change, deforestation, child labour and low incomes for smallholder farmers. Living incomes for cocoa and coffee farmers are crucial for truly resilient farming communities. This requires guaranteed minimum prices, good agricultural practices, income diversification strategies and a strong enabling environment. Rikolto has an international team working on sustainable cocoa and coffee, intervening in producing and consuming countries. We reach our impact by focusing on three interlinked aspects: sustainable production (1), market inclusion (2) and an enabling environment (3).
We are looking for an intern that will join our Rikolto in Belgium team and will work on the European market with regard to these two aspects:
The exact focus of the internship will be defined together with the candidate and will be matched with their profile.
You are an independent and accurate worker who likes to contribute and think along in the work of a research team. You enjoy delving into datasets, but you also know how to keep an overview. You have a great sense of responsibility and you dare to propose your own ideas to a manager. You are able to easily adapt to changing circumstances. Besides these qualities and the competences below, you also have an interest in the sustainability and health of food.
A nice, welcoming workplace in the very heart of Leuven (Blijde Inkomststraat) close to the railway station, perfect if you’re planning on commuting.
You’ll have a good work-life balance thanks to flexible working: you decide together with your colleagues when to work at our office and when to work remotely, and you get great autonomy over your working hours and schedule.
Do you feel you are the right person for this internship? Please send your application by email to email@example.com