Vacancies

Jobs, internships & volunteering

The Border Violence Monitoring Network depends on the work of volunteers and supporters. We offer internships & volunteering, both in the field of documentation of human rights violations in the Balkan region, as well as in legal and advocacy work. This page provides information on the volunteering opportunities available within the network and also current job vacancies that are open.

Open job positions

There are currently no open vacancies within BVMN. In case you are looking for volunteer opportunities please find them in the sections below.

Join the legal team as a volunteer

BVMN’s legal team is searching for volunteers with a background in law or with previous experience in legal work or legal advocacy for a minimum period of 3 months. The work will be mostly remote, but in specific circumstances, the volunteer may be placed with a member organization in the region.

  • Undertake field and theory-based legal research;
  • Draft legal briefs, submissions, and other types of communications;
  • Contribute to shaping the legal advocacy work of the Network;
  • Ensure that witnesses and survivors are treated with the highest levels of care and professionalism at all times;
  • Attend internal coordination meetings and external meetings with relevant stakeholders;
  • Maintain regular check-ins with the rest of the team;
  • Ensure the confidentiality of all information.

Join the field team as a volunteer

Tasks

The tasks within the internship depend on the current situation, your skillset, and your interest. Possible tasks could be:

  • Collect on-site (Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia, Slovenia, Greece, …) reports of human rights violations against people on the move by conducting interviews with victims and witnesses
  • Database maintenance (editing of case reports)
  • Communication with local organizations, networking with new potential partners
  • Supervision of volunteers who collect reports on site
  • writing inquiries, summary reports and statements for politicians and other NGOs
  • Communication with the press
  • Social media channel management
  • IT background work, web design, illustrative work
  • Fundraising work, submission of grant applications
  • Organization of public events

Personal requirements

  • Ability to cope with a stressful working environment and stories of trauma
  • Interest in the topic and the work
  • Very independent way of working
  • You should be able to communicate in English (phone calls, informal e-mails)
  • Commitment for a least a month

What we offer

  • International, motivated team
  • Depending on your and our financial situation, we might be able to reimburse travel costs for trips to the EU’s external borders and for networking meetings
  • You will be seen as a full member of the team
  • As a registered non-profit association we can issue you appreciative internship certificate and recommendation letters (if needed)

If interested, please write use your motivation, relevant experience, and your availability to: jobs@borderviolence.eu