Are you in the middle of your studies? Do you wish to transform theory to practice? To improve your skills? To get real experience on your resumé. To become part of an inspiring network of women’s and human rights activists? Then you are the candidate we are looking for!

KARAMAH EU is looking for an intern to support its civil rights division. The intern will report to our Coordinator and Administrators to support research, fact-checking, data gathering and policy development.  The ideal candidate is pursuing a career in public policy, advocacy or law. Writing and publishing experience preferred but not required. A passion for human rights, gender equity and religious freedom is preferred and required. 


  • be pursuing or intend to pursue a master’s degree in law, political science, sociology, anthropology or a related field;
  • Interest in Islamic Studies, Human rights, Women’s Rights, Civil Rights, and/or Comparative Law
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent research and writing skills
  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated work style with high attention to detail
  • Ability to work well in groups and on short deadlines
  • Event planning experience
  • Fluent in EN & NL (French is an asset)

Intern Duties and Responsibilities


You will have opportunities to see examples of the practical application of Islamic jurisprudence, to assist with research and to write web articles and event reports. Moreover, you can assist us in planning and executing educational programs, including suggestions on topics and creating program documents.

This is an ideal opportunity for an undergraduate or graduate student to gain meaningful experience at a Brussels-based non-profit Association as well as exposure to the fields of Women’s Rights, gender equality, Civil Rights, Islamic law, and leadership development.

The practical stuff

The internship is part time. 20 hours per week.

You will work closely with our Coordinator and administrators, who also will be your supervisor.

Despite its financial limitations, Karamah EU is deeply convinced that every job deserves a salary and therefore wants to contribute to the remuneration of its trainees – more information on this will be communicated during the recruitment process.

COVID-19 related

Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19, this internship is only open for candidates already living in Brussels or in commuting distance from Brussels. Depending on the official measures that will be put in place by the Belgian government during the internship period, you will either work from home or from the office under certain conditions. Karamah EU is a caring organisation putting the health of staff first and following the recommendations of the Belgian authorities.

How to apply?

If this sounds interesting to you and you wish to get practical experience in a grassroots organisation then send a motivation letter (maximum one page) and your CV (maximum two pages) to

Please write: “Civil rights & Policy Internship” in the subject field.