Vacancy for Vacancy for a Research Assistant - Paid Internship in Brussels, Belgium

ENAR is a pan-European network of anti-racism NGOs combining Europe-wide advocacy for racial equality and the facilitation of cooperation among civil society anti-racist actors everywhere in Europe. This two-pronged approach makes ENAR a strong and effective advocate on racism and related discrimination in European capitals as well as in Brussels, while maintaining the link with the people directly affected by ethnic, racial and religious discrimination. ENAR knows and understands the situation on the ground and translates this understanding into concrete and successful policy proposals and initiatives. The organisation was set up in 1998 by grassroots activists on a mission to achieve legal changes at European level and make decisive progress towards racial equality in all EU Member States.

An internship at ENAR offers an opportunity to gain hands-on experience of the different aspects of working in an international NGO for equality. This specific internship (6 months starting June/July 2019) is based on a professional immersion agreement (CIP) and thus remunerated in conformity with Belgian legal prescriptions. The intern will be paid 1,150 euros gross for a full-time internship (38 hours a week). The intern will be based at the ENAR aisbl office in Brussels.

The internship contributes to research (organisation of and participation at interviews, focus groups, analysis of documents and data collection), in particular on police violence and community resistance. During this period, the intern will get the opportunity to assist ENAR’s Senior Research Officer on a qualitative research project involving data collection and analysis, including desk-based research, interviews and focus groups.

Main responsibilities of this position:

1. To assist in research design, data collection and analysis
2. To support a desk-based research and literature review
3. To transcribe interviews and focus groups recordings
4. To provide administrative and logistic support for the research activities
5. To assist in the delivery of focus groups, interviews and round table events
6. To contribute to an effective and adequate data collection and analysis
7. To upload case summaries, news items, and journal articles to an anti-racism database
8. Any other duties deemed relevant to support ENAR’s research activities and agreed by the line manager

General responsibilities:

Assist the smooth running of the organisation, working with other ENAR staff to meet the organisation’s overall objectives, including strategic and operational planning and participation in periodic performance reviews.

Specifications required:

Educated to degree level or similar; with a further qualification involving research methods desirable.

Application requirements:

A complete application contains:

A. An application form which consists of two parts - part 1 and part 2.
Please note that the home page (part 1) of this application form is not shared with the selection committee until the interview. It is also the only part of the application form that has your name and personal details. When completing part 2, please make sure to not mention your name.

B. The equal opportunities form – part 3
Although we would welcome receipt of this form, it is not mandatory. Please do not put your name on this form.

CVs or any European application forms will not be accepted. You are required to use the ENAR application form.

All applications should be submitted via e-mail to by 15 May 2019 (midnight Central European Time). Please put ‘Application Internship Research Assistant + your full name’ in the subject line.

Within the week, we will confirm the reception of your application. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. With respect to the selection for an interview/test, if you have not heard from us by the end of June, please assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion.

All information given in the application, including the Equal Opportunities monitoring form, will be treated in a confidential manner. The applications will be kept until three months following the starting date.