Internships in ENAR’s Advocacy and Research departments

ENAR is looking for interns from September 2017 onwards for its Advocacy and Research departments.

ENAR has a permanent staff of 10 persons. We welcome interns with a genuine interest in being part of our team and in gaining experience on anti-racism advocacy and networking at the European level. At the same time, we value their insights and appreciate their input and energy.

With the aim of achieving an ethnic and gender balance in its team, ENAR endeavours to provide an optimum social and learning environment to its interns. People from groups affected by racial, ethnic or religious discrimination are encouraged to join our team.


Please note that the internship must be part of university studies and that we require a written agreement between the intern’s university/school, ENAR and the intern. The internship should be for a period of at least 3 months or longer, is full time (38 hours/week), and will be based in the ENAR office in Brussels. Any applications that do not respond to these requirements will not be considered.

Internships are unpaid and ENAR does not provide any financial support.

Start date: September 2017

Advocacy and Networking Internship

Tasks to be performed by the intern during the internship

- Supporting ENAR’s strategic objectives related to migration and community mobilisation
- Supporting ENAR’s advocacy and lobbying activities related to the EU migration agenda
- Supporting ENAR’s campaigns and projects related to networking and to advocacy on migration/integration
- Following up ENAR’s members application process (registration/data base/website/communication)
- Promoting ENAR membership at the regional and national levels
- Developing new ENAR tools in support of network development (lay-out work etc.)
- Drafting background information sheets for members, stakeholders and project partners
- Attending relevant external meetings as appropriate
- Assisting with any administrative/editing/miscellaneous tasks as required from all ENAR staff.

Qualifications required

- University degree in law, political science or human rights;
- English proficiency with distinctive and proven writing skills (fluency in French is a distinct advantage);
- Strong drafting skills;
- Diligence, accuracy and attention to detail;
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
- Ability to meet deadlines;
- Ability to work independently;
- Committed and flexible team-player, able to work in a multicultural environment;
- Committed to the struggle against racism and the promotion of equal rights;
- An understanding of the European decision making process;
- An understanding of human rights, anti-racism, anti-discrimination, advocacy and campaigning.

Advocacy internship

The intern will, depending on workload priorities and interest, be engaged in the following topics:
- Monitoring legislative and policy developments in the field of employment, non-discrimination, and hate crime and speech to develop ENAR’s advocacy strategy in these fields
- Support in carrying out advocacy strategies to fight against Islamophobia, Antigypsyism, Afrophobia, and Antisemitism
- Supporting the implementation of ENAR’s strategy on Equality Data Collection
- Updating and monitoring ENAR’s advocacy calendar

Qualifications required:

- Relevant higher education degree in social/political sciences, law, or humanities
- Knowledge and familiarity with EU law and policy on non-discrimination, and decision-making procedures of the EU institutions
- Fluent written and spoken English is essential
- Knowledge of written and spoken French is an advantage
- Good computer skills – familiarity with the Microsoft package
- Ability to present data and complex issues in a comprehensible language
- Diligence, accuracy and attention to detail
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills
- Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure
- Committed and flexible team-player, able to work in a multicultural environment
- Committed to the struggle against racism and the promotion of equal rights

Internship in the Research Department

Tasks to be performed by the intern during the internship

The intern would support the Senior Research Officer and the Secretariat based on ENAR’s current work programme. Key activities include:
- Undertaking specific research concerning relevant topics at EU and national levels concerning racism, equal treatment and other related issues
- Drafting factsheets, infographics and displaying data in a meaningful way using text, video or other formats
- Updating and monitoring the ENAR anti-racism database that includes data on racism and discrimination
- Supporting in the design and administration of conferences, events and relevant meetings
- Participating in any other tasks related to the post as deemed necessary and appropriate by the Director, Deputy Directors and Officers according to the particular skills and competencies of the intern

Qualifications required

- University degree in political science, international relations, or migration and diaspora studies
- A good understanding of different research methods and strong knowledge of data visualization, infographics and data reporting is a distinct advantage.
- Excellent English proficiency with proven writing skills
- Good knowledge of human rights, discrimination, anti-racism and the European institutions
- Diligence, accuracy, attention to detail and the ability to meet deadlines
- Committed and flexible team-player, able to work in a multicultural environment
- Committed to the struggle against racism and the promotion of equal rights.

How to apply

Please send your CV and cover letter in English by email to the following address: Please put ‘Application Internship + the department(s) for which you are applying’ in the subject line. Interviews with the best candidates may be held by telephone or Skype.

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