Teach with Teach for Belgium and help fight against social inequality in the education system! 

Are you someone with a strong university profile? Do you dream of a job as a teacher of mathematics, science or technology? Would you like to fight against inequality in the education system? Then Teach for Belgium is for you! 

The socio-economic background of a student in Belgium today still has too great an impact on his or her school career. The gap between the high-achieving and low-achieving group due to their social background is still too big. The VUB wants to tackle that problem through the Teach for Belgium project, which deploys strong teachers in secondary schools. Working for Teach for Belgium means a big social impact and a very diverse job! 

Teach for Belgium selects, trains and supports motivated people who want to have a positive impact on society. As a strong VUB graduate with a passion for mathematics, science or technology, you fit perfectly in this list! The project will train you over a period of 2 years to become a passionate and supportive teacher who will ensure that all students have access to quality education. The start of the program takes place in the summer. During that time, you can count on training weekends around teaching, leadership skills, student follow-up and a personal tutor to guide you in your journey. In addition, you will foster collaboration with all players in the education system. This is a major influence in moving the system in the positive direction. Moreover, as an alumnus of Teach for Belgium, you get the guarantee of 2 years job security. Reasons enough to sign up! Join the program and help fight educational inequality!

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You are... 
  • In possession of a diploma (at least before the end of the current academic year), delivered by an institution of the Federation Wallonia-Brussels or of the Flemish Community or in possession of a similar diploma recognized by the FWB/Flemish Community 
  • An enthusiastic VUB graduate who wants to pass on your passion for mathematics, science or technology 

You have 
  • A good knowledge of English and Dutch 

What's in it for you? 
  • You contribute to the social economic equality in the field of education 
  • You will develop your leadership skills 
  • Social commitment 


Do an internship at Teach for Belgium!

Are you a VUB graduate looking for an exciting and challenging internship? Do you find diversity, inclusiveness, and equality important values? Would you like to make a crucial contribution to equal opportunities in education for all? Then an internship at Teach for Belgium is something for you! 

Teach for Belgium is a non-profit organisation that aims at giving all students equal opportunities to succeed, regardless of their socioeconomic background. Therefore, Teach for Belgium mobilizes, selects, forms, and supports committed people who want to work as teachers in the Belgian schools with the most socioeconomic vulnerable students. In collaboration with its network of alumni and education partners, the organisation collects and disseminates (thinking) frameworks, good practices, and concrete tools aimed at strong learning outcomes, positive relationships in education, and resilience of both pupils and teachers. In this way, everyone, regardless of origin or status, gets an equal chance at a quality education. And you can help with that through your internship!

As an intern, you will be part of the Partnerships & Advocacy Team. Together with eight dedicated and passionate colleagues you will spread and strengthen Teach for Belgium's vision and reinforce the organization's success. You do that by building and maintaining sustainable partnerships with the public and private stakeholders. 

In concrete terms, this translates into a very varied range of tasks under the guidance of the Head of Partnerships. Your main tasks are:

  1. Contribution to the final partnerships of Teach for Belgium by: 
    • Follow up on contractual and administrative aspects of partnerships (payments, registration, data system,…)
    • Supporting the budget planning and financial reporting for the partners, in collaboration with the team and the finance manager 
    • Supporting the community fundraising 
      • Setting up crowdfunding campaigns 
      • Follow up on donations received 
    • Supporting the fundraising events/opportunities 
    • Contributing to ideas for new projects/partnerships 
  2. Supporting the NEST (Novice Educators Support & Training) project by: 
    • Monitoring mentors and mentees participating in the NEST project. In doing so, you develop a system to ensure: 
      • Registrations of mentors 
      • Follow-up of administrative requirements 
      • Transfer of information to participants 
    • Follow-up of financial and administrative aspects of the project 
  3. Supporting other projects of the partnership team during your internship period 

Does this sound like something for you? Do not hesitate and send a letter of application and your CV (maximum 3 pages) as soon as possible to klaartje.volders@teachformbelgium.be, stating "Internship Partnership team Teach for Belgium". The applications will be evaluated continuously.


You are…
  • Aligned with Teach for Belgium’s vision and mission and want to contribute actively towards its realisation 
  • A native French or Dutch-speaker, are fluent in English and have at least a passive understanding of the other language  
  • Good with figures. Remembering figures and working on excel is natural for you 
  • Proactive, self-organised, solution-oriented and accountable 
  • Someone who enjoys working in a fast-paced working environment and are able to process a lot of information  
  • Someone who works very thoroughly and meticulously 
You have…
  • An understanding of the cultural and socio-economic context the youngsters we support are confronted with  
  • Proven to work relentlessly towards goals and be achievement driven 
What’s in it for you?
  • An exciting internship with varied responsibilities in a dynamic international working environment 
  • A close collaboration with all departments of Teach for Belgium, the Teach for Belgium community and our international network Teach for All 
  • Various opportunities for professional and personal development


Contact details

Projectleader: Klaartje Volders 

E-mail: Klaartje.Volders@teachforbelgium.be

*As an Urban Engaged University, we call upon our VUB community to help build a better world through social engagement. On the "The World Needs You" platform, the VUB collects socially meaningful projects on which students, staff, alumni and sympathisers can collaborate. These projects do not represent the university. The initiatives and communication are the responsibility of the project organisers and do not represent the university's position.