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The Migration and Diversity Centre (MDC), initiated in 2007 and rooted at the VU, is a cross disciplinary platform for professors, PhD candidates, and researchers to share and exchange research ideas and outcomes. The MDC actively pursues collaboration in migration and diversity research within the faculties of law, social sciences and arts, at the VU university as well as other international universities and research centres.

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. Academics, scholars, and interested in the fields of integration and migration are welcome to attend the centre’s activities, which can be found advertised in our agenda or via the monthly newsletter.

The MDC is governed by a 5 member board and 3 coordinators. There are 78 members who are professors, PhD candidates, or researchers and additionally around 300 people from all over the world who subscribe to our monthly newsletter. Everyone involved with the MDC come from a multitude of disciplines, principally the faculties of Law, Art, and Social Sciences; the MDC are keen to expand to include further faculties.


Internship Call


Starting from September 2015, 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 7th of September. 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 1 July 2015.

For more information, please see the attached document.



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