Posted on 4. January 2017 in Jobs

Community Building Internship


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TGEU is looking for a young and motivated activist to join our team at our office in Berlin for a five-month Community Building Internship from 1 April 2017.

The persons applying should be able to work in the European Union.

Transgender Europe (TGEU) is a non-profit European trans rights organisation, with 100 trans and LGBTI member organisations in 42 countries. We work for the full equality and inclusion of all trans people in Europe. Our mission is to support and strengthen the trans movement and to advocate for legal and social change.

The internship

The Intern will work closely together with TGEU’s Capacity Building Officer to support TGEU’s work on community and movement building.

This work will include a number of different activities, such as:

  • Helping to develop and deliver a training on empowering young trans people to become activists, including developing and delivering sessions
  • Supporting the organisation of a training on activist wellbeing
  • Delivering workshops on community building or similar topics
  • Helping to organise, document and make public TGEU’s work on community building
  • Helping to make TGEU’s work on community building as inclusive as possible for different trans people (“intersectional approach”)
  • Supporting TGEU’s member organisations in their work
  • Other tasks related to community and movement building

The role will include some international travel and both administrative and content-related work.

Who are we looking for?

For this internship, we are looking for an activist who has experience of being involved in trans community organising locally or nationally. This could be through paid or volunteer work, and it could be, for example, experience with organising support groups, events, political meetings, Pride, campaigns or other trans-related activism. If you have experience with starting your own support group or organisation, that is a plus.

As our ideal intern, you would have the following profile:

You would have experience with and/or knowledge of:

  • Trans community building
  • Organising and delivering training
  • Writing short reports, leaflets, blog posts or similar in English
  • Activist wellbeing and mental health
  • “Intersectionality” or inclusion of different groups within trans activism

You would also have the following:

  • Good English skills (speaking and writing)
  • Being comfortable working both in teams and alone
  • Being approachable and open-minded, with a can-do attitude
  • An organised and exact approach to administrative work and planning
  • The ability to deal with stressful situations

Other skills that would be useful in this role but are not a must:

  • Experience working with other groups that are discriminated against, such as sex workers, disabled people or people of colour
  • Knowledge of other languages
  • Experience with presentation tools, such as PowerPoint
  • Photography and design skills

Because we would like to further increase the diversity of our team, we would especially like to get applications from trans women and from trans people who face multiple discrimination.

What do we offer?

  • An 80% (32 hours per week) position for five months, starting 1 April 2017
  • Salary of 1.180€ per month
  • Some additional money to pay for some of your costs of moving to Berlin and support with finding housing, insurance and so on
  • A motivated team that will allow you to implement your own ideas
  • The possibility to work for Europe’s leading trans human rights NGO

How can you apply?

To apply, please complete the application pack, which can be downloaded here:

Please send your complete application pack by e-mail to  before 8 February 2017, 23:00 Berlin time.

Please do NOT send CVs, copies of degrees or transcripts.

Job interviews are preliminarily scheduled to take place through Skype or phone on 20-21 February 2017.

If you have any questions about the internship, please email Please do not contact any of TGEU’s team members about the internship.

Non-Discrimination and Accessibility

TGEU strives to avoid discrimination or less favourable treatment when hiring interns and staff. We strongly encourage trans people and people who belong to disadvantaged groups to apply, especially trans women and trans people who face multiple discrimination.

TGEU strives to make all possible accommodations to enable a person with disability/-ies to work with us as an intern.

TGEU’s office is accessible for wheelchair users.

If you have any questions about accessibility, or if there are any problems with the accessibility of the application process, please email