PICUM has a traineeship vacancy. Deadline to send applications is 25 October 2017. Please find the application form here


Traineeship and Internship

Trainees and interns provide crucial support to help PICUM realise its objectives throughout the year. Trainees and interns 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.


PICUM Traineeship

PICUM offers a traineeship programme 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: € 751 per month + meal vouchers


This position is advertised twice per year on PICUM’s website (July and December/January). Please note that due to the large number of applications we receive, PICUM can only get back to shortlisted candidates.


Funded internship

PICUM also offers internships throughout the year to candidates who have funding for an internship through external programmes such as Erasmus+, Leonardo, foundations, scholarships or internships which are a mandatory part of the university’s curriculum and include an official agreement with the university.

Length: Between 3-6 months
Remuneration: depending on the programme (no remuneration from PICUM)

There is no vacancy under this programme before March 2018.

Please note that there are no open calls published to apply for such internships. If  the above criteria applies to you, please send your CV and motivation letter to elisabeth.schmidt-hieber@picum.org stating the exact dates when they would like to do the internship.


Partnerships with Universities

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 this traineeship and internship information with your students.


General Tasks of Trainees and Interns:

  • Support the PICUM staff with general administrative tasks including liaising with PICUM members and volunteers
  • Help organise PICUM’s events including working group meetings
  • Assist the Communications Officer in the production of PICUM’s newsletters, uploading newsletters to the website content and management of other communications work
  • Assist the PICUM’s Advocacy Officers with background research, contact management, drafting of papers and other written materials; attend and report on events in Brussels
  • Database: regularly update the list of contacts and manage requests
  • 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)


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