Join in now
We are always happy to welcome new people who are interested in joining the Refugee Law Clinic Berlin. We are a team of people on a voluntary basis with many ideas and great appreciation for all those who want to use their skills for access to law.
Unfortunately we cannot offer internships or fellowships. We kindly ask you to refrain from inquiries in this regard.
Become a legal advisor for the RLC
Anyone who wants to become a legal advisor for the RLC Berlin must first complete our one-year training cycle which begins each year in the winter semester and is held exclusively in German.* The different modules build on each other, that is why it is not possible to start the training cycle in the summer semester. Previous knowledge of asylum and residence law is not necessary, although helpful. When all modules up to the advanced training training lecture have been successfully completed one can apply as a legal advisor at the RLC Berlin. For the selected applicants the obligatory counselling workshop will take place in October where especially relevant information for the practice as a legal advisor will be conveyed during an intensive weekend.
*Exceptions to this rule can be made in individual cases. Those who already have sound experience in working with refugees and in the law on asylum and residence should please contact with a brief description of their situation.
"Introduction to the European and German Asylum and Residence Law"
at least three weeks of 12 hours each with a lawyer for asylum and residence law
winter semester break, also possible at other times before the application deadline
at least two hospitations with legal advisor teams of the RLC Berlin
during the summer semester
Introductory Consulting Workshop
only for prospectful consultants after successful application
weekend mid/ end october
"Asylum and residence law - cases from practice"
Letter of motivation & knowledge inquiry or similiar
(The application will be uploaded in time)
summer semester break
Being a legal advisor
Our legal advice is not a substitute for legal support. Through our free offer we reduce financial hurdles and provide low-threshold access to justice. In order to ensure the quality of our legal advise, all consultations are conducted according to the dual control principle. In addition, all our legal advisors are in close digital and personal contact with our legal supervisors, the attorneys Anya Lean and Julius Becker.
Particularly experienced legal advisors have the opportunity to apply for the consultancy on Samos. A minimum stay of six weeks is required here.
Exceptions can only be made for practicing migration lawyers. Costs for accommodation will be paid by the RLC Berlin. Travel expenses must be paid by the volunteers themselves. Working language is English. Students of a European university staying longer than two months on Samos can apply for an ERASMUS grant. The RLC Berlin will gladly support them.
Become a language mediator
Language mediation is irreplaceable for our consulting practice and we are always looking for people who can support us with their language skills. You can find out more about the requirements below. Previous legal knowledge is not necessary.
You speak fluent German or English
You are fluent in at least one other language
Note: While being able to read and write both languages fluently in both languages helps, this is not a must.
If you would like to support us with your language talent in Berlin, send us the pdf form below to:
You are fluent in English.
You are fluent in Arabic, Farsi, or French
You can stay on Samos for at least two weeks.
You can pay your travel expenses yourself.
Note: If necessary, the RLC Berlin can assume travel costs, provided that these cannot be raised otherwise. The RLC Berlin takes care of accommodation on Samos.
If you would like to support us with your language skills on Samos, then send us an email to .
actively support #accesstojustice
Become active in the association
We are always searching for people who are interested in supporting us in our work. We are looking for you and your love for Organisation, designi, numbers or whatever.
We are currently reworking our social media presence and are especially looking for people who are interested in:
creating a facebook site with information on our offers for refugees
creating an Instagram account
creating short videos
taking fotos on Samos and in Berlin that we can use for our work
We need you!
Become a member of our association
Even with little time you can make a difference! Become a member of the RLC Berlin now and support #accestojustice for all with your membership fee. Please send your completed membership application to