Research/projects traineeship

About FRH

Future for Religious Heritage (FRH) is an independent, non-faith, non-profit European network founded in 2011 and based in Brussels. FRH works to ensure the promotion and safeguarding of Europe’s religious heritage, by bringing together organisations and individuals in a Europe-wide network and participating in forums and advocacy networks in order to bring the voice of religious heritage to relevant stakeholders and policymakers.

Our network represents more than 80 organisations and over 120 professionals from 36 countries, which includes NGOs, governmental organisations, religious and university departments, and individuals.

About the role

We are currently looking for a trainee to support the FRH Brussels Office with two projects: FRH Inform and Religiana.

FRH Inform is a project to support the work of researchers, students and anyone interested in religious heritage by providing them with an overview of the state religious heritage buildings and sites in Europe (

Religiana is an online repository of European religious heritage sites (churches, mosques, synagogues, etc.) to promote cultural tourism (


  • Research country-specific information on the number of buildings in each country, types of ownership, main challenges facing them, etc. for the FRH Inform factsheets
  • Research information on relevant religious buildings and sites and add them to Religiana platform
  • Support the FRH Team with other ad-hoc tasks

Skills required

  • Interest in Cultural Heritage (a previous background in the field will be highly appreciated)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Good organisational skills and capacity to work autonomously
  • Good research skills for collecting, analysing and summarising information

What we offer

This traineeship will allow you to further develop your research skills and knowledge in the EU cultural heritage field while working with an international, dynamic team of individuals and organisations.

The traineeship can be done remotely or in person (we are based in Brussels, in the European Quarter). The working schedule is flexible and can be adapted to your availability (1-2 days per week full-time or the whole week part-time, etc.). The traineeship would ideally have a duration of three to six months.

FRH cannot offer a paid traineeship at this time, so we will be as flexible as possible regarding other commitments you may have (we encourage you to apply for scholarships or grants, for Erasmus + other local or regional programmes).

How to apply

If you are interested in this position, please send your CV to with “FRH Research/Projects Traineeship” as the subject line. We would ideally like to welcome a trainee into the team in February.