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  • Writer's pictureOmran Aburayya

MPI Europe Research Internships in Brussels (1310€ per month)

Updated: Jun 20

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


MPI Europe Research Internships - Duties

  • Providing support to the MPI Europe team, including senior management

  • Contributing to overall research efforts

  • Writing paper drafts and preparing literature summaries

  • Assisting in publications dissemination

  • Providing administrative support on events

  • Attending and summarizing relevant public and private events

  • Undertaking administrative tasks, including assistance to senior management



  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant field. May be currently enrolled in a master's or PhD program but should be available full-time throughout the internship

  • Demonstrated interest in the field of migration, asylum, or integration

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English (English is used by staff)

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team, and to multitask.


Placement Details and Conditions

The five-day work schedule represents 38 hours per week, in office. There is the potential for telework twice a week, after two months. The internship location: Rue de la Loi, 155 – 1040 – Etterbeek.

The successful candidate will be offered a “convencion d’immersion professionnelle” (or “beroepsinlevingsovereenkomst”), which foresees a payment of 1310,15 euros per month. Lunch vouchers of 8 euros per work day that can be used in grocery stores and most restaurants will be offered. Relocation expenses are not covered.


Application Procedure

Interested candidates should fill this online form: Please email ( using “Issue with online form” as a subject line if experiencing any issues.

Interested candidates should also send their CV and cover letter (max. 1 page) to ( In your letter, tell us what you like to make us want to meet you. Please save each file under a clear filename, "Last Name First Name - CV" and "Last Name First Name – CL."

And please make sure to use the following subject line:"Finance Internship - Last Name First Name."


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