Internship at migration_miteinander e.V.

Dear applicant,

Starting from November, 2019, the association migration_miteinander e.V. (Migration- Together) offers new internship positions in the fields of social inclusion of refugees and European mobility in Witten in the Ruhr region.

In the following, we will present our association, its main activities, your possible responsibilities and our eligibility requirements. For further information about our association, please check out our webpage:

To apply for an internship, please complete the questions found in the second part of the form. For further information, please contact our colleague Karla Kästner (

We are looking forward to meeting you!

About us


The association migration miteinander was founded in April 2017 by a group of young people. Our mission is to enable refugees and locals to experience an enriching living together and thus to move towards a Europe built around solidarity and mutual support.

Our primary mission is to promote mobility of refugees in the European context to make possible an Active Citizenship beyond national borders.

Therefore, we implement empowerment and exchange programs for refugees and young Europeans, we organise youth exchange programs and promote legal migration for refugees in the EU. We offer different intercultural exchange activities and prepare young people to become Changemakers that actively build inclusive societies.

The target group of our activities are mostly young Europeans and young refugees between the ages of 18 and 30.

Framework conditions

Earliest start date for an internship:
1st of November 2019

Latest start date for an internship:
1st of April 2020

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Duration of the internship:
At least three months whereas a longer collaboration would be highly appreciated to ensure a real familiarisation with the activities which will guide you in the implementation of your own small projects.

Witten (& Surroundings)

Our office is located near the Center of Witten in the Cörmannstraße. According to the activities that you will be involved in, you will be active in the whole city of Witten as well as in the surrounding cities.

Remuneration and Salary:
Since we are a small association, we cannot pay interns. However, the internship is eligible for Erasmus+ funding.

Scope of tasks

As an Intern at migration_miteinander, you will get to know and will be involved in our different activities:

moveurope!- mobility of refugees in the European context
We organise intercultural youth exchange projects for young people with and without refugee background in Germany and other European countries. We discuss together how we can shape processes of living together and how young people can actively contribute to that aim.
From this year on, the association will as well implement youth worker mobilities to build skills and capacities of professionals of the youth sector.
As an intern, you will support this activity by contributing to logistical and content-related preparation of the projects. Furthermore, you are designating the arrangement of accommodation and the development of an appropriate and entertaining program. You will as well be involved in the youth exchange itself and then in its evaluation and dissemination.

Within the activity of moveurope, we advocate as well actively for the freedom of movement of refugees within the European Union. To that purpose, we concretely support refugees with a residence permit from other European countries in finding an internship, voluntary service or apprenticeship in Germany.
Besides that, MovEurope has the goal to raise awareness on the living conditions of migrants in Europe through the use of different public relations channels (organisation of conferences, transnational video shoots, information campaigns and much more).
As an intern, you will support refugees in their legal migration to Germany by assisting them in finding a voluntary service or an apprenticeship in Germany. Moreover, you will be given the opportunity to join the awareness -raising area and will support the development of different initiatives centred around this topic.
The most important topics to address are the Impact of the Dublin III Regulation in everyday life of a refugee and the precarious conditions that refugees face in countries like Greece, Italy and Spain

Social inclusion of migrants through empowerment, orientation and peer- to -peer exchange:
In the course of the project Tabadol, we support migrants in building up a self-determined life in the European context and in actively contributing to the host society. At the same time, we also prepare members of the host society for an inclusive living together.
The project has a European approach, and its purpose is to promote exchange and peer-to-peer learning between young people with refugee background and young Europeans.
As part of this project, we offer activities for an autonomous integration into the job market and regularly implement Idea Labs. Idea Labs bring together young people to share their ideas about an inclusive society and train them in developing and implementing their pilot projects that promote solidarity and peaceful living together in multicultural societies.

As an Intern, you will support us in the realisation of all these projects and will be actively involved in the peer-to-peer-learning-activities.

Required qualification

The internship position addresses students of different faculties and people with different professional backgrounds. It is especially suitable for applicants with social- politic-educational or linguistic backgrounds and/or interests.

The most determining factor for us is your motivation and willingness to get involved in an intensive learning process.

This position demands the following skills and competencies:
– Highly proficient in spoken and written English
– Basic communication skills in German desirable. Other foreign language skills contribute positively to support our projects.
– Former experience in the field of European mobility and/ or migration.
– Diversity Competence
– Self-engagement and autonomy
– An empathic and open mind
– Readiness to work with digital tools
– Interest in elaborating new contents in teamwork

Furthermore, we are interested in interns, who bring additional skills in the following fields:
– Fundraising
– Public Relations
– Graphic design
– Web design
– Event management
– Non-formal Education

Your benefits during the internship

– The possibility to join a young and international team
– The possibility to get to know different projects and concepts in the field of European mobility and social inclusion of refugees
– The possibility to introduce ideas and take responsibilities and to develop individual micro projects
– Regular training on topics such as legal issues, intercultural mediation, empowerment strategies, project management
– Experience and participate actively in the developpment and creation of a small non-governmental association