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Over the past half century, individuals have become much more mobile in their movement across the globe. This change has led to challenges and opportunities for contemporary society and law, and the understanding of the global community and identity on a regional as well as transnational level. The Migration and Diversity Centre (MDC), initiated in 2007, is a cross-disciplinary research centre which explores both the theoretical and societal implications of this new situation. The MDC actively pursues collaboration in migration and diversity research within the faculties of Law, Social Sciences and Arts of the VU University Amsterdam. The MDC aims to contribute to new or more refined social, legal and historical theory, as well as to practical insights into the opportunities and challenges posed by diversity.

Researchers who are interested in the fields of integration and migration are welcome to attend the centre‚Äôs activities. 

In the framework of the MDC, various events are organized which take the form of feedback forums, lectures, seminars, book presentations and discussions. Please visit the agenda to see our upcoming events. The MDC also helps organizing research projects. Every month, a newsletter of events and opportunities in the field of migration and diversity from around the world  is sent out to members and to other interested parties.



Internship Call

Starting from January, the Migration and Diversity Centre is looking for a part-time intern.

An internship at the MDC provides the opportunity to get an insight into current developments in migration research, get acquainted with scholarly networks in the field and to take part in the academic debate on migration and diversity.

Candidate profile

The intern is preferably a recent graduate or someone in her/his second or last year of undergraduate studies. The intern should have a background in the social sciences, law or history and ideally a demonstrable interest in the topics of migration, integration and/or diversity. Additionally, candidates should possess good editing skills, proficiency in English, IT skills and a talent for organization.

Description of position

We offer a part-time internship of one day a week or two half days for a minimum duration of five/six months. The intern will ideally start in the week of the 5th of January. Tasks include composing a monthly newsletter, updating the website, and helping to organize seminars and conferences. The internship can currently not be remunerated, but may be recognised by your university for credit (ECTS).


Please send a cover letter and CV to mdc@vu.nl by 5 December 2014. For further questions, get in touch with our current intern at r.s.de.vries@student.vu.nl.

Internship call.pdf


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