Every year IOM receives approximately 700 interns worldwide. IOM is present in more than 400 duty stations around the world assisting governments in managing migration flows while ensuring safe and orderly migration. We require a wide variety of professionals to carry out our mandate.
Since 2018 approximately 20 internship positions per year are offered to talented junior professionals who are nationals of countries who are not part of the OECD-DAC list. At IOM we acknowledge that especially for nationals of some countries it is harder to reach our Headquarters in Switzerland and to travel to our other destinations to do an internship. This program addressed this imbalance by covering the travel and visa costs for these positions. This is interrupted now due to the COVID-19 epidemic and we hope to be able to resume in 2022.
In 2021 selected candidates for these positions will receive:
- A monthly stipend, just as any other intern
- An additional monthly bonus to cover high speed internet costs and office supplies
- Personalized guidance on how to access international careers, CV drafting and more
COVID-19 information: In 2021 all internships will continue to be done remotely. You can remain wherever you are while performing the duties assigned during your internship. Be mindful of the time difference. For example, if you are in the Americas and you apply for a position in Asia, it may require that you agree with your supervisor your work hours, and it may mean that on some days you will need to work night-time when it is daytime in Asia.
Besides nationality, we especially encourage applications from qualified individuals with disabilities, ethnic or racial minorities, and LGBTIQ+ individuals.
The positions open this year are:
|Vacancy No.||Duty Station||Position Title||Closing date|
|INT 2021 01||Geneva, Switzerland||Accounting and Financial Analysis||2-May-21|
|INT 2021 03||Geneva, Switzerland||International Partnership Division (IPD)||2-May-21|
|INT 2021 02||Geneva, Switzerland||Immigration and Border Management||2-May-21|
|INT 2021 17||Afghanistan||Data and Information Management Intern||2-May-21|
|INT 2021 18||Germany||Missing Migrants Project/ Migration Data Portal||2-May-21|
|INT 2021 04||Argentina||Project Development||2-May-21|
|INT 2021 05||Uruguay||Resources Management Intern||2-May-21|
|INT 2021 06||Egypt||Policy, Governance and Liaison Unit||2-May-21|
|INT 2021 07||Sudan||Programme Support Unit Intern||2-May-21|
|INT 2021 09||Côte d'Ivoire||Programme Management Intern||2-May-21|
|INT 2021 08||Dakar, Senegal||Information Management Unit Intern||2-May-21|
|INT 2021 10||Kenya||Migration Governance||2-May-21|
|INT 2021 11||Djibouti||Project Development||2-May-21|
|INT 2021 13||Zimbabwe||Humanitarian Development Nexus (HDN)||2-May-21|
|INT 2021 12||Mauritius||Human Resources & Admin Intern||2-May-21|
|INT 2021 14||Vienna, Austria||Information Management Intern||2-May-21|
|INT 2021 15||Vienna, Austria||Labour Mobility & Human Development (LHD)||2-May-21|
|INT 2021 16||Kyiv, Ukraine||Migration, Environment and Climate Change (MECC)||2-May-21|
|INT 2021 19||Geneva, Switzerland||Resettlement and Migration Management||2-May-21|
|Pending||Micronesia||Programme Support Unit Intern||Coming soon|
|Pending||Thailand||Media and Communications||Coming soon|
|Pending||Geneva, Switzerland||HR Policy, HRM Division||Coming soon|
Applications must be made via the online portal (e-recruit). We suggest that besides filling out all required fields you also upload a short cover letter and CV.
Please explore the IOM website for more information about the work and the mandate of the organization and recruitment information.