Volunteer opportunities – The Hague Process (THP)

Volunteer opportunities

The Hague Process (THP) is seeking volunteers to work on the project “Business-City partnerships (Rotterdam)”.

Availability: Minimum 16 hours a week (possibility to work remotely)

Project description

Building on THP’s experiences with conducting Expert Consultations with the private sector and cities, THP identified the need to form partnerships between the private sector and cities to address migration challenges specific to the city in question.  A first pilot project is under way to incorporate such a partnership in the city of Rotterdam.  THP, the Port of Rotterdam, the City of Rotterdam, Caden Corporation, and Erasmus University are focusing on creating partnerships, or pathways of cooperation, between city government and local businesses for the purpose of improving migration and labour market outcomes in Rotterdam.  This two year project is forward looking and has a long-term focus and is being funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs amongst other donors.  As the Rotterdam project unfolds, THP will roll out a series of four other partnerships in four cities in and around Europe and use the learnings from the Rotterdam pilot.


As a Research Volunteer, you will assist the Coordinator of Research in project work. This includes, amongst other tasks, conducting basic research on specific allocated subjects, data mining and data collection, producing data output, producing summaries from reports, and conducting literature reviews.

Candidates should have native Dutch and excellent command of English. Ideally you are completing or have completed a (post-) graduate degree in refugee or migration studies, international law, international relations or other relevant discipline, with proven interests in refugee and migration issues. A high level of computer literacy is needed and previous experience in research is an asset.

Volunteers are expected to have a mature, diplomatic and flexible attitude. THP offers volunteers the opportunity to develop their professional skills that will be essential to any future employment. In addition, you will benefit from having access to our publications and events.

Volunteer Positions are unpaid.  We will reimburse your travel costs. If you are interested in applying for a volunteer position with THP, please send us the following:

1) Current CV
2) Brief cover letter 
(indicating dates of availability)

Please send all documents to teressa.juzwiak@thehagueprocess.org if you are interested.