Employment

PICUM has currently no vacancies. We can unfortunately not accept unsolicited applications.

For volunteer opportunities, click here.

 

PICUM Traineeships

 

PICUM offers two traineeship programmes: A Policy and Advocacy Traineeship and a Communications Traineeship.

 

Trainees provide crucial support to help PICUM realise its objectives throughout the year. Trainees work full time in PICUM’s secretariat in Brussels. The work experience will provide an opportunity to gain hands-on experience with the different facets of operating a transnational NGO network, and promoting social and policy change in the area of human rights for undocumented migrants and through strategic communications respectively.

The traineeship programmes are under the Belgian ‘Convention d’immersion professionnelle’. Trainees are required to have a university degree as well as there are sometimes specific language requirements in addition to fluent English.

 

Length: 6 months
Remuneration: € 766 per month + meal vouchers and local transport


The traineeships are advertised twice per year on PICUM’s website (June/July and December/January). PICUM cannot accept traineeship applications outside the periods when they are advertised. Please also note that due to the large number of applications we receive, PICUM can only get back to shortlisted candidates.

 

General Tasks of Policy and Advocacy Trainees (tasks may vary and are outlined in the specific vacancy note):

  • Support the PICUM staff with general administrative tasks including liaising with PICUM members and volunteers
  • Assist with organising and following up on PICUM internal and external events
  • Assist PICUM’s Advocacy Officers with background research, contact management, drafting of papers and other written materials; attend and report on events in Brussels
  • Follow relevant EU policy agendas and deepen your expertise in PICUM’s strategic areas of work
  • Support the production of PICUM’s newsletters through monitoring and summarising of news
  • Database: regularly update the list of contacts and manage requests
  • Support content management of the website
  • Update PICUM’s library and e-library by classifying and entering into the database various printed and electronic materials on undocumented migrants.
  • Translations (depending on language skills)

 

General Tasks of Communications Trainees (tasks may vary and are outlined in the specific vacancy note):

  • Update website content and help maintain the website.
  • Support database and contact management and handle information requests.
  • Support the production of PICUM’s newsletters through monitoring, summarising of news and uploading newsletters to the website
  • Assist with organising and following up on PICUM internal and external events
  • Support communications with members and partners including webinars, blogs, information sharing and the dissemination of statements.
  • Support media relations through updating contacts and strategic outreach.
  • Supporting the production of visuals and design of documents (depending on editing skills)
  • Translate texts (depending on language skills) and coordinate translations and other support of volunteers.
  • Update PICUM’s library and e-library by classifying and entering into the database various printed and electronic materials on undocumented migrants.

 

For Universities Interested in Partnerships:

PICUM has no possibilities to engage in additional ongoing partnerships with universities for internships. However, if you teach or coordinate internships at a university offering relevant programmes such as migration studies, European studies, law, human rights etc., we invite you to share the traineeship programme information with your students.

 

Contact: Elisabeth Schmidt-Hieber at elisabeth.schmidt-hieber@picum.org