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Research Internship

  • Migration Policy Group (MPG)
Belgium
Internship/Traineeship
Published:
Application Deadline: July 14, 2024
  • Migration Policy Group (MPG)
Belgium
Internship/Traineeship
Published:
Application Deadline: July 14, 2024
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To apply for this position, please send your CV and cover letter to: jobs@migpolgroup.com


INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION:

Paid internship under Belgium’s ‘Convention d’Immersion Professionelle’. A sound knowledge of migration laws and policies is required and needs to be paired with strong writing and analytical skills.  Following a training on MPG’s research methodology on migration policy and integration indicators, the intern is expected to contribute to the implementation of the Migration Return Policies Index (MIREX) as part of the project: Finding Agreement in Return (FAIR) which aims to assess various dimensions of return policy including enforcement, legitimacy and its alternatives. The intern will also contribute to the analysis of  The Migrant Integration Policy Index (MIPEX), which is the most comprehensive, reliable and cited benchmark for integration policies in Europe. The intern will also be asked to collect and analyze relevant information and data on EU and national migration policies, including desk research and interviews with relevant stakeholders and contribute to other projects conducted by MPG. The intern will gain a comprehensive understanding of the indicator based research and the latest developments in integration policies for migrants in all major areas of life as well as EU member states’ return frameworks.

The selected candidate should ideally be able to start in September,  2024.

REQUIRED:

  • Candidates must already be legally resident (or ready to reside) and able to work in Belgium during the term of the internship;

  • Fluency in English and preferably other European languages;

  • Understanding of methods for social research and quantitative analysis;

  • Knowledge and interest in integration and return policies.


PREFERRED:

  • Familiarity with MIPEX and other MPG indicators and tools.


HOW TO APPLY:

To apply, please send your CV, short cover letter and a short extract (5-10 pages) of a writing sample ASAP to jobs@migpolgroup.com because interviews will be conducted on rolling basis and a candidate may be selected on that basis before the deadline.

  • Applications should be sent in English;

  • Applications should be sent electronically to jobs@migpolgroup.com with the subject line “Indicator Research Policy Intern”. No paper application will be accepted;

  • The deadline for applications is midnight Monday July 14th, 2024;

  • Internship length: six months;

  • Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


ABOUT THE MIGRATION POLICY GROUP (MPG):

MPG is an independent think-and-do-tank based in Brussels. MPG’s purpose is rooted in its ability to inspire networks to provide evidence-based projects, research and campaigns in the areas of integration, migration and anti-discrimination.
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To apply for this position, please send your CV and cover letter to: jobs@migpolgroup.com

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