[URBANTH-L]Internship: PICUM, Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants

Angela Jancius jancius at ohio.edu
Tue Jun 3 14:44:30 EDT 2008

Vacancy for an Internship at PICUM
September September-December 2008

PICUM, the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants, 
is a
nongovernmental organization that aims to promote the respect for basic 
social rights of
undocumented migrants in Europe. PICUM seeks to achieve this aim by 
providing its
members and other interested parties with expertise, advice and support, by 
networking amongst organizations dealing with undocumented migrants in 
Europe, and by
formulating recommendations for improving the legal and social position of 
these migrants,
in accordance with national constitutions and international treaties.

Tasks: Interns play an important role in projects and ongoing work of PICUM. 
They are
offered an opportunity to gain hands-on experience with the different facets 
of promoting
social and policy change in the area of human rights for undocumented 
For the period from September-December 2008, the intern will contribute to 
PICUM's work
in the following areas:

. Newsletter Newsletter: Collect information and report on human rights of 
migrants in Europe for PICUM's monthly newsletter. Manage contact with 
translators and proofreaders for newsletter.
. EU project on preventing discrimination discrimination-based violence 
against undocumented
children children: Provide support to project officer in the final editing, 
reviewing of layout
and translation of publication before printing; provide assistance in the 
of the final conference to be held in December 2008.
. EU projects on access to health care services for undocumented migrants 
"Clandestino: Counting the Uncountable": Provide research support to program
officers where necessary.
. Update information on PICUM website and database database, maintain and 
research contact
information on media outlets.
. Funding development development: Update and compile new contacts for 
database of foundations
and other funding sources, and provide assistance where needed in completing
funding applications.
. Update PICUM's library by classifying and entering into the database 
various printed
materials on undocumented migrants.
. PICUM membership membership: provide support by processing ongoing 
applications and
gathering information about members to put on website.

. University degree
. Some knowledge of and an interest in learning more about the issues of
undocumented migrants and migration.
. Very good level of English (oral and written proficiency). Working 
knowledge of
French. Other EU languages an asset.
. Able to work independently.
. Strong writing, computer, and telephone skills are preferred.

The internship is full time and is carried out in PICUM's office in 
Starti Starting date: ng September 1, 2008
Ending date: December 31, 2008

Terms: Unfortunately, PICUM cannot offer a stipend, but will reimburse local 
costs to the office in Brussels.

Contact Information:
Please send your CV and cover letter in English by 18 July 2008 to:
administration at picum.org. More information about PICUM is available at

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