Asylos is looking for an intern to support its UK-specific activities from Brussels


Asylos is a network of volunteer researchers providing on-demand background research to support asylum claims. The research concerns the situation in the country of origin of the asylum seeker or other facts relating to an individual asylum claim. In many countries, legal aid provided for asylum seekers is limited. Lawyers often cannot devote sufficient time to researching information which may substantiate asylum requests in court. Asylos volunteers look for information that can help establish whether forcing a refugee to return to their country of origin or transit would threaten their life or deny fundamental human and civil rights. Volunteer researchers commit to at least two hours of research per week.

Asylos is offering a full-time, paid internship, starting on 1 October 2017 and lasting for 6 months. S/he will be the link between UK-specific activities and the core team in Brussels and thus work closely with the UK consultant based in London and Asylos’ Brussels-based staff. S/he will support the UK consultant in outreach, fundraising and event organisation, including stakeholder meetings and the next conference of all Asylos members in London. The intern will also support the Brussels team in daily management tasks, most notably in its communications, outreach and fundraising activities.

We need you to:

  • write and speak fluently in English. Working knowledge of French or another language is an asset.
  • have a good knowledge of the UK charity and nonprofit sector
  • be a good communicator who has good networking and coordination skills
  • be tech savvy: enjoy communicating through social media and leveraging the internet for our work, be willing to work with online project management tools and databases
  • ideally have experience in organising events
  • be curious about engaging with a network of volunteers located in countries in- and outside Europe and able to work flexibly with volunteers in different time zones and levels of engagement
  • have a strong commitment to meeting tight deadlines
  • be interested in the broad range of political issues we engage with throughout our research
  • have a minimum of three years of university‐level studies or equivalent professional experience; law, political science or social science are an excellent preparation

Prior experience in website management (WordPress) and web programming (PHP) is considered an asset.


We offer you:

  • an internship remuneration of 850 euros per month
  • training in research techniques
  • An opportunity to be at the heart of a fast-growing, innovative, international network of motivated volunteers with meetings in London, Brussels, Berlin and Paris


Please submit your application (CV and motivation letter) via the online form below. Deadline for applications is 27 August 2017.

Please upload your CV in PDF format.