Work with us

Join a passionate international team striving to change the recipe of our food system and ensure good food for all. Are you ready to share our enthusiasm?

Open vacancies

We currently have no vacancies.
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We have no specific volunteer position opened at the moment. However, we are willing to look if one of our offices (regional or international) has the possibility to welcome you.

Are you interested in sustainability and food system? Do you speak fluent English? Is your project thesis concerning one of our focus topics and would you like to collaborate with us? Are you searching for an internship for your university programme? Would you like to put you fresh ideas and expertise at the service of Rikolto?

Please send your cover letter and curriculum vitae to the following email:

Make sure to answer all the questions below.

  1. An idea of the duration and timing of your internship. Ideally it should be of min. 3 months - max. 6 months. Would you be working full time with us (38h)? Or only several days per week?
  2. Would this internship be linked to an education? If so, are there any requirements from the school that we should know? Is there a link to a thesis?
  3. Please note that internships are usually not remunerated in our organisation. We can contribute time and coaching, but have few possibilities to bear the costs of tickets or accommodation. Would that work for you?
  4. Why are you searching for an internship at Rikolto and how would you see yourself contributing to our goal?
  5. What are your expectations

Get to know Rikolto

Rikolto is an international network organisation with more than 50 years of experience in partnering with farmer organisations and food chain stakeholders across Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. We work around three global programmes: Sustainable Rice, Sustainable Cocoa and Coffee, Good Food for Cities.

What does your internship look like? 

Communication internship

You'll be part of our social media team, create and design contents for social medias, post them on our networks or even plan a campaign!

You can unleash your creativity in writing articles, making videos or creating appealing designs.

Are you a polyglot? You can practice translating our articles. 

You can participate to our strategic planning and share your fresh and innovative point of view!

P&O internship

You'll be part of our global 'People & Organisation' team, and work on tasks and projects that are oriented towards the wellbeing and lifecycle of employees at Rikolto. This includes projects to strengthen our team collaboration, support the personal and professional development of our staff, improve our P&O policies and  processes

You can support us in daily HR, administration and IT tasks and help us make our processes run smoother.

You can work on a defined project such as performing a staff survey on a variety of topics, analysing it , making recommendations and following them up. You are also welcome to propose a project of your own choosing.  

We look forward to welcoming your fresh and innovative point of view in our reflections and activities to put our P&O vision in practice and let staff grow and contribute to their full potential. 

Programme internship

You'll be working in one of our three programme teams: Coffee & Cacao, Rice, or Good Food for Cities.

Depending on the teams' needs at the time of your application, you may either support our global programme directors with some of their international initatives or help in the implementation of a specific project on the ground in one of our regional teams.

Are you interested in monitoring and evaluation? Then, you could also work with our M&E staff on gathering, analysing, visualising and communicating data from our projects.

What we can offer you

  • An exciting environment with tailored guidance from competent colleagues;
  • An open space to express your opinion and share your ideas;
  • A pleasant office in Leuven combined with a flexible home working arrangement;
  • Contacts with people from a diverse and international network (companies, universities, NGOs).

Do you still have questions? Get in touch with me!