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PICUM has 2 open vacancies at the moment:


  • Advocacy Officer: Labour Rights and Labour Migration (maternity cover – 10 months)
  • Administration and Events Trainee (6 months)


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Advocacy Officer: Labour Rights and Labour Migration (maternity cover – 10 months)


Location: Brussels, Belgium

Start date: Monday 7 November 2022 (until end August 2023)

Deadline for applications: Sunday, 4 September 2022 (midnight CET)




PICUM, the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants, is a network of organisations that seeks to advance social justice and human rights for undocumented migrants. Grounded in principles of social justice, anti-racism and equality, PICUM brings together the experiences and expertise of its members, providing a platform to engage policy makers and the general public in the full realisation of undocumented migrants’ rights.


Based in Brussels, the PICUM secretariat leads the network’s advocacy, alliance-building, communications and research activities at the EU and international levels and supports PICUM’s broad and diverse membership.


About the Role


The successful candidate will be an integral part of PICUM’s team, leading our work in the areas of labour rights and labour migration during the period of maternity cover, working closely with and reporting to the Director. They will also implement the work programme with the support of, and jointly supervising, the Junior Advocacy Officer, and in close cooperation with other staff members. Depending on circumstances, there could be a one-month handover with the Senior Advocacy Officer who leads this work, as well as a three-month handover period after they return to work after maternity leave.


PICUM’s work on labour rights aims to achieve improved pay and working conditions for undocumented workers and other migrant workers in precarious situations. While seeking to increase the use and efficacy of civil complaints procedures, this area of work also links closely with the work on protection from harm and access to justice for victims of crime, including human trafficking. PICUM’s long-term objective on labour migration is to address and avoid the reasons people work irregularly or in precarious and dependent situations; and to enable migration and residence policies that promote regularity, decent work and social inclusion, including via regularisation for people already in Europe.


For the full vacancy announcement, position description and application procedure, please see here. The application form is available to download here.

PICUM Traineeships

PICUM is looking for an Administration and Events trainee from 3 October 2022 to 31 March 2023 (6 months).


Please, click here to learn more on the position. To apply, please fill in and send us the application form at


The deadline for applications is Monday, 15 August 2022.

The traineeships are advertised twice per year on PICUM’s website: around June for the period of September-February and around January for the period of March-August. 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.



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.