The European Council on Refugees & Exiles (ECRE) is a pan-European network of refugee-assisting non-governmental organisations. ECRE is concerned with the needs of all individuals who seek refuge and protection within Europe. The aim is to promote the protection and integration of refugees in Europe based on the values of human dignity, human rights, and an ethic of solidarity.
Intern help is central to the work of ECRE’s projects and interns are regarded as fully participating members of staff. Interns will usually assist project officers with research and analysis as well as monitoring European developments in the areas of refugee policy and human rights law.
ECRE internships offer a good foundation of knowledge in refugee and asylum issues.
–Interns are appointed for paid internship, working in the ECRE Brussels office.
– Applicants should hold a university degree in a relevant area (political or social sciences, human rights or development studies, etc).
– Applicants for the legal internship should hold a university degree in law.
– Fluent oral and written English is essential. Working knowledge of another European language, in particular, French and/or German is useful.