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Deputy Director

PICUM is looking for an experienced professional who will work closely with our Director to provide leadership in strategic planning, funding, and implementing PICUM’s programs and priorities. 

The Deputy Director is an important leadership role that supports the Director in overseeing PICUM’s daily operations and strategic planning, in line with the decisions of the Board and General Assembly. Participating in the Board and Management Committee meetings and working closely with the Director and Finance Director, the Deputy Director leads the strategic development and implementation of PICUM’s planning, monitoring, reporting, evaluation and fundraising policies, and is responsible for the supervision of select team members.

The deadline for applications is Monday 12 August 2024, 9:00 a.m. CEST. Please send the completed application form in English to Michele LeVoy, Director at recruitment@picum.org.

Only candidates who send the application form will be considered.

Call for Expression of Interest: Participatory Action Research (PAR) with Migrants in Food Supply Chain Labour Markets

The DignityFIRM research project analyses the living and working conditions of migrants working in food supply chain sectors (agriculture, restaurants, food delivery…). As part of this, PICUM is seeking three consultants/organisations to conduct peer researcher led focus groups following the Participatory Action Research approach.

We are looking for:

  • 1 organisation or consulant based in The Netherlands
  • 1 organisation or consultant based in Poland
  • 1 organisation or consultant based in Spain

The consultancy will run from December 2024 to March 2026.

Please send a proposal indicating clearly for which of the three countries are you applying, and  explaining how your previous work qualifies you for this subcontract, including a budget to imanol.legarda@picum.org by 12 August 2024 (9 a.m. CET).

Call for Expression of Interest: External Advisor to Support PICUM’s Development of a Strategy on Supporting Litigation on the EU Pact on Migration and Asylum, in the context of its work on detention and returns

PICUM is seeking an external consultant to support the development of PICUM’s strategy on how to support effective litigation on the EU Pact on Migration and Asylum, in the context of its work on detention and returns. This includes drafting an internal briefing for PICUM and its members and partners for discussion, the organisation of a meeting in March 2025, and the drafting of a final report with key suggestions for PICUM and its members’ ongoing work.

The work should focus in particular on two areas:

  1. Access to permits beyond asylum in the context of the Pact, and how to ensure the respect of the principle of non-refoulement and international obligations.
  2. Challenging automatic detention and de facto detention, including child immigration detention and detention of people with vulnerabilities, in the context of the Pact, with a focus on the screening phase and the return border procedure

It should explore different litigation fora including the Court of Justice of the European Union, the European Court of Human Rights, the European Committee of Social Rights and UN treaty bodies.

Please send a cover letter (max. 1 page), explaining how your previous work qualifies you for this consultancy, your CV and a proposed budget, including the estimated time needed and daily rate. Send to Marta Gionco at marta.gionco@picum.org by 6 September 2024.

We do not have other open vacancies at this time. Future opportunities to work with us will be posted on this page, and on our social media.


PICUM has no traineeship position advertised at this time.

Traineeships are advertised twice per year on this page, and on our social media: around June for the period of September-February and around January for the period of March-August.

We cannot accept traineeship applications outside the periods when they are advertised. Please also note that due to the large number of applications we receive, we can only get back to shortlisted candidates.

Partnerships with universities

We have no possibilities to engage in 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.


We welcome volunteers to support our work remotely, depending on their availabilities. Key activities that volunteers can support include:

  • Translations and proofreading: if you are a native speaker of French, Dutch, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Czech, Polish or another European language and your knowledge of English is excellent (C1), or if you already have professional translation experience, you may support us as a volunteer translator. Volunteers only translate into their native language and usually translate analysis, reports, subtitles or conference agendas. Longer documents are generally divided among several volunteers. Volunteers may also be asked to proofread a translated document in their native language to make sure that the language and terminology are correct. 
  • News gathering: we regularly monitor news on specific topics, and welcome the help of volunteers to gather national news.
  • Audiovisual, visual art and design: we are always happy to collaborate with talented illustrators, designers, animation or video editors. Feel free to send us some samples of your work, and we would be happy to discuss potential cooperation. 
  • Photography: we regularly use photos in our publications, website and social media, and welcome photo material that portraits people living in an irregular situation. If you wish to share your photos with us, please make sure we have the necessary consent to publish them on our channels.

Depending on your personal skills and interests, you are welcome to also suggest other ways in which you think you can support undocumented migrants’ rights.

If you are interested in helping us promote the rights of undocumented migrants, please sign up below.

We look forward to working with you!