E.g., 10/04/2023
E.g., 10/04/2023
MPI Europe Internships

MPI Europe Internships

The Migration Policy Institute Europe (MPI Europe), established in Brussels in 2011, is a nonprofit, independent research institute that aims to provide a better understanding of migration in Europe and thus promote effective policymaking. MPI Europe provides authoritative research and practical policy design to governmental and nongovernmental stakeholders who seek more effective management of immigration, immigrant integration, and asylum systems as well as successful outcomes for newcomers, families of immigrant background, and receiving communities in Europe.

MPI Europe is seeking superlative candidates for full-time, in-person internships in Brussels, which offer a unique opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge and practical experience working with experts in a wide range of policy areas, including EU migration and asylum systems, labor migration, and immigrant integration. The internships also offer the opportunity to collaborate directly with policy analysts and senior management, and potentially contribute to published research. The successful candidates will also be involved in the organization of MPI Europe events, which can help enrich their professional networks.

Two positions are available:

  • An internship starting as soon as possible (ideally July 1) for a duration of 2-8 months – deadline for application is June 27.
  • An internship starting September for a duration of 6 months – the application deadline is July 7.


We are seeking applicants with:

  • A completed bachelor's degree or more in a relevant field; can be currently enrolled in a master's or PhD program but should be available full-time during the internship.
  • Demonstrated interest in the field of migration, asylum, or integration.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to handle a wide array of tasks, ranging from research activities to event organization.

Other skills and experience that could help you succeed in this role but are not required:

  • Oral and written fluency in languages other than English.
  • Microsoft Access knowledge.
  • Experience with quantitative, qualitative, or policy research.

Duties may include:

  • Providing administrative and other support to the MPI Europe team, including senior management.
  • Contributing to overall research efforts, including paper drafts and preparing literature summaries.
  • Assisting in the dissemination of publications.
  • Providing administrative support for events.
  • Attending public and private events, and summarizing information learned there.

Internship Details and Conditions

Interns are offered a “convencion d’immersion professionnelle” (or “beroepsinlevingsovereenkomst”), which foresees a payment of 1310,15 euros per month. Lunch vouchers will be offered for each workday. Relocation expenses are not covered.

Applicants must be eligible to work in Belgium.

MPI Europe is committed to recruiting and supporting interns who reflect the breadth of experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives in the countries where it works. As such, the Institute is committed to making sure that interns and staff members of all backgrounds work in an inclusive environment, with equity and access for all.

To Apply

Interested candidates should send their CV, cover letter (maximum 1 page), and a solely authored, non-edited writing sample to [email protected]. Please save each file under a clear filename, for example “CV Firstname Lastname MPI Europe Internship.”

Please make sure to use the following subject line in your email “MPI Europe Internship Application Firstname Lastname startingmonth.” If you are interested in the July internship, please note July as the start month. If you would like to be considered for both internships, please use “July and September” as a subject line.

Due to the large number of applicants, only those being considered for the position will be contacted. No phone calls please.


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