Get Involved

Be a part of our WAVE of change today! Find out how to get involved with WAVE on this page:

Become a Member!

Women’s organisations from all over Europe are encouraged to apply for membership of the WAVE Network. Interested organisations are encouraged to take a look at the WAVE Statutes and membership fee structure before applying.

For a successful application, potential members have to fulfill the following criteria:

Feminism and a gender-specific approach should be reflected in the core aims and mission of the organisation.

The organisation should be engaging with other WAVE members/other NGOs in the country.

The organisation’s values and opinions should be aligning with WAVE’s values and opinions.

Only NGOs can become WAVE members.

Individual experts working in the field of violence against women can also apply for individual membership with WAVE.

If you are interested, here are the steps to follow to become a member of the WAVE Network!

  1. Please contact the WAVE Office, with a membership request.
  2. Following your request, you will be asked to fill out a short questionnaire about your your organization (i.e. aims and objectives, activities carried out, etc.).
  3. The information received will be distributed to the existing WAVE Members in your country, who have the right to comment on the application. Based on their comments, and on the WAVE Statutes, the WAVE office will submit the application to the WAVE Board, who has final decision rights.
  4. If your application is successful, you will receive an e-mail from the WAVE Office, along with an official confirmation letter, which should be signed and returned to the WAVE Office.

For the WAVE Membership leaflet, please click here.

Job Vacancies

WAVE Grant Management Coordinator (full-time position)

To apply, please fill out the application form below. Note that you will be asked to add a CV and a motivational letter at the end of the application form.

Please note that WAVE is recruiting on a rolling basis and will close the application process once the successful candidate is selected. For questions, please send an email to recruitment@wave-network.org.

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Internships at WAVE

Become an Intern!

WAVE is happy to welcome interns interested in gaining experience in the non-profit sector. We select interns based on relevant qualifications and current office needs, as well as office capacity. We require a minimum commitment of 3 months, however, we prefer interns who can commit to up to 6 months. Interested applicants should be able to commit to 20-35 hours per week (working hours and days are flexible). Please keep in mind that this is a volunteer position and WAVE is able to support interns financially with approx. 450€ per month.

For a successful application, we expect interns to:

share our feminist values and have a background and/or interest in non-profit advocacy, communications, campaigning and/or research as well as knowledge about violence against women and girls;

be able to tackle organizational and computer-based tasks;

be fluent in written and spoken English; and

be interested in working in the field of violence against women and children and domestic violence.

Experience in taking a stand for human rights by applying artistic competences will be considered as an asset.

Internships are carried out in person in our office in Vienna.

Internships at WAVE start twice per year:

  • January – June
  • August/September – December

We accept applications for the period of January – June between the 1st of September until the 15th of November.

We accept applications for the period of August/September – December between the 1st of March until the 15th of May.

Due to an overwhelming response to our internship call we will close the application period earlier concluding with the 14th of April 2024.

Our next available internship opportunity opens in September 2024 for the period of January – June 2025.

Please note that WAVE is recruiting on a rolling basis and will close the application process once the successful candidate is selected.

To apply, please fill out the internship application form below. Note that you will be asked to add a CV and a motivational letter at the end of the application form. 

WAVE will only take into consideration complete applications. Applications sent to us outside of the application period will not be considered.

Please give us at least two weeks to reply to your application and please do not inquire about sooner openings.

For questions, please send an email to internship@wave-network.org.

To download a presentation providing an overview of the WAVE Network, click here.

Internship application

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Study Visits

WAVE is happy to assist WAVE Members in organising a study visit to Vienna to learn more about tackling and preventing violence against women in Austria. We can also assist external organisations who would like to get in contact with women’s specialist services, agencies and ministries within Vienna for visiting delegations, wherever possible, or for those who would like to organise a meeting with the WAVE Office to learn more about our work surrounding violence against women on a European level.

Please note that WAVE cannot fund or book any travel arrangements or accommodation of visiting delegations. As some presenters only speak in German, translators need to be organized by the visiting delegation.

For more information, please contact the WAVE team at office@wave-network.org

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