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All available job postings and internship positions with the Institute are listed here. We currently have vacancies for our 2018 internship project on statelessness, human rights and the Sustainable Development Goals, with a specific focus on the child's right to a nationality. The interns will work both independently and as a group to develop new editions of our “Essentials” series of information booklets, to illuminate issues around childhood statelessness and the child’s right to a nationality. The interns will also participate in the design and development of teaching packages and activities targeting schoolchildren (12-14 year olds) and input into the development of new training resources for child rights’ professionals. They will participate in a series of pilot activities that put these new materials to use. The interns will also take the lead in organising a knowledge-sharing event for students and the general public in Tilburg. Interns are expected to work on this project for a minimum of 2 days per week in the period 1 February – 30 June 2017, with the possibility of extension until the end of September. Applicants must be enrolled in a relevant degree programme, such as (international) law, human rights or development. Due to the specific deliverables for this project, applicants much be studying in Tilburg. Please note that this is an unpaid position. Click here for full details of the project, job specification and application instructions. The deadline for applications is 10.00 am Dutch time on Wednesday 17 January 2018. Interviews will take place between 22-24 January.

If you would like to stay informed about other employment opportunities with us, or more broadly in the field of statelessness, we recommend signing up for our monthly statelessness bulletin here.

Share your knowledge

If you have been following policy developments or carried out research about statelessness, you can pass on what you have learned with others in the field by contributing to the Working Paper Series. This online, open access resource offers an avenue for sharing new knowledge, developments, and research findings on statelessness from multiple fields (including, but not limited to law, sociology, history, economics and health), to inform a more effective response to the issue globally. We aim to publish two editions each year (in June and December), with several working papers each time. Click here to find out more about the submission and review process, or read previous editions of the Working Paper Series.

Start a conversation, spread the word

One of the great challenges that we face in our work to achieve a nationality for all is the lack of awareness about the phenomenon of statelessness and the lack of understanding about what it means to be forced to live without a nationality. Anyone can contribute to tackling this problem. You can start a conversation about statelessness, share the story of a stateless person whose experience you are moved by, or help to pass on information about emerging challenges or opportunities. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to stay informed and help us reach a broader audience by re-posting and re-tweeting updates that grab your attention. There are some great tools available if you want to do more, for instance by arranging to give a short talk for colleagues or students. You could use the work of photographer Greg Constantine, for example, whose website offers accessible information on the causes and consequences of statelessness, case studies of different stateless populations and an audio guide to some of his best known photographs that can help to kick-start a discussion. You can also visit the Institute’s websites, for more information on statelessness around the world, and to access contributions by over 50 of the Institute’s partners, on childhood statelessness. If you work for an organisation that would benefit from more in-depth knowledge about statelessness – for instance because you work on related issues such as minority rights or forced displacement – then get in touch with us for suggestions on how to build capacity to understand and address this issue in your work.

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If you would like to make a financial contribution towards the work of the Institute, you can make a donation online here. If you have any questions about our work, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us via