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There are various opportunities for joining CIJ, ranging from internships and fellowships to affiliation as associated experts.
CIJ provides stimulating and engaging opportunities to address discrimination, inequality and injustice in Europe through advocacy, research and policy analysis. We are looking for critical thinkers and problem solvers with strong analytical, communication and interpersonal skills. If you are dedicated and passionate about intersectional justice, CIJ could be a good fit.

CIJ embraces difference and strives for equality. This is our DNA and we are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, identities and perspectives. The more inclusive we are, the better we can accomplish our mission. We encourage applications from people personally affected by structural/systemic discrimination and inequality.


Assistant Director Position

The Center for Intersectional Justice (CIJ) is looking for an Assistant Director to work closely with the Executive Director towards expanding our activities, realizing our objectives, allocating resources appropriately and ensuring the financial stability of the organization. If you are passionate about and committed to social justice and approach issues through an intersectional lens, have a sharp analytical mind, are highly motivated and have a strong sense of initiative and ownership in your work, you may be a good match!



  • Working closely with the executive director to coordinate and conduct daily operations
  • Assisting the executive director in program planning and implementation
  • Managing administrative functions to ensure smooth and efficient operations 
  • Participating in strategic planning
  • Fundraising and grant proposal writing
  • Monitoring and reporting attainment of objectives to funders
  • Managing budgets and monitoring expenses
  • Designing and implementing systems and procedures to improve efficiency & accountability
  • Supporting the executive director with advocacy and relationship building with European governments, NGOs, communities and other relevant stakeholders


Your Profile

  • Minimum of 2-3 years experience in the social justice field.
  • Demonstrated professional experience in non-profit management, operations, finance and controlling.
  • Good knowledge of and sustained interest in the policy debate on anti-discrimination, gender and racial equality, disability rights, LGBTQI* issues and immigration in Europe.
  • Fluency in English and German is required. Additional European language is an asset.
  • Analytical and strategic thinking with demonstrated aptitude for problem-solving. 
  • Extremely detail-oriented, conscientious and self-motivated.
  • Endorsement of CIJ’s mission and demonstrated passion for and commitment to social and racial justice.
  • Outstanding communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Excellent organizational skills – ability to multitask.
  • Conflict management and negotiation skills are an asset.
  • Ability to receive and offer feedback on a regular basis.


We offer

This position has a high degree of flexibility and room for bringing new ideas and developing them, as well as a strong potential for professional development. As Assistant Director, you will be actively involved in decision-making and play a critical role in shaping the organization’s future. The Assistant Director and Executive Director will work closely in a highly collaborative manner. CIJ provides an outstanding learning environment and strives to establish a positive, respectful, constructive and appreciative work culture, where opinions and feedback are highly valued. This role offers a unique platform whence to develop and pursue social change efforts towards more inclusiveness and equality in European public policies.


Fixed-term from April 1 until August 31, 2018, with possibility of prolongation. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Flexible working hours. Part-time or Full-time, tbd.


CIJ embraces difference and strives for equality. This is our DNA and we are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, identities and perspectives. The more inclusive we are, the better we can accomplish our mission. We encourage applications from people personally affected by structural/systemic discrimination.


Application deadline: February 12, 2018

Interested candidates should fill out the Online Application Form and send a one-page cover letter and CV to Emilia Roig at [email protected] with the subject “Assistant Director”


Interviews will take place on February 15th. Please save the date. 

The selection committee is composed of: 

  • Dr. Nahed Samour, Associated Expert
  • Dr. Eddie-Bruce Jones, Advisory Board Member
  • Najwa Magot, Former Network Coordinator
  • Dr. Emilia Roig, Executive Director

As an Associated Expert

Leading academics, lawyers, journalists, activists, writers and practitioners striving for equality can be affiliated to the Center for Intersectional Justice as Associated Experts. CIJ pools their expertise, critical perspectives, creativity and extensive experience to protect and promote the rights of those structurally marginalized in our societies.

Associated Experts contribute to the work of CIJ through publications, campaigns, events, advocacy, and specific projects. Their engagement pertains to intersectional issues within the areas of their experience and expertise.


  • Long-time commitment to intersectional justice
  • Explicit intersectional approach to anti-racism, feminism, LGBTQI*+ issues, disability and other forms of inequality, as well as solid understanding of the intersections of power, privilege, representation and structural inequality.
  • Expertise, academic or otherwise, in one or more of CIJ’s areas of work
  • Strong identification with the values, mission, vision and goals of CIJ

To apply, please send a resume and a statement of purpose to [email protected] with the subject: Associated Expert

As an Intern

CIJ welcomes interns for a minimum of 3 months and a maximum of 6 months. Interns will learn about the inner-workings of CIJ, gaining insight into advocacy, campaigning, research and policy analysis. We offer a highly stimulating, open, and creative working environment with flexible working hours.

Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Organising events and reaching out to partner organisations and associated experts
  • Researching gender, migration, asylum, anti-discrimination, equal opportunity policies and analysing their effectiveness and impact.
  • Assisting operations and development efforts.
  • Contributing to publications and other materials.
  • Social Media communication.
  • Updating the website.
  • Contributing to ongoing projects as needed.

We also encourage interns with specialized interests such as graphic design, multimedia, digital storytelling, etc.

We are currently looking for interns in the following areas:

  • Advocacy
  • Communication and PR
  • Fundraising

Interns are not financially remunerated by CIJ. The costs associated with the internship must be borne by the nominating institution, related institution or government, which may provide the required financial assistance; or by the intern themselves. Interns must have a valid medical insurance for the duration of their internship. It must include adequate coverage in the event of an injury or illness during the internship.

To apply, please send a resume and a statement of purpose to [email protected] with the subject: Internship

As a Research Fellow

CIJ welcomes self-driven students of all disciplines writing their doctoral thesis on topics pertaining to intersectional justice in Europe for research stays. As a host institution, CIJ provides an outstanding hands-on, policy-oriented learning environment as well as an extensive network of researchers working on intersectional issues in Europe and internationally.

Features of the hosting process:

  • Students are hosted for all or part of the time they are working on their thesis
  • CIJ does not confer degrees. All students hosted by CIJ must be enrolled in a university.
  • Students commit to actively engaging in the work of CIJ through regular contributions and at least one policy-oriented publication.
  • All students hosted at CIJ must receive external funding to write their thesis. We are currently in the process of organising grants and scholarships and hope to be able to fund the fellowships in the future.

To apply, please send a one-page description of your thesis project and a statement of purpose to [email protected] with the subject: Fellowship