Labour Mobility, Human Development and Resettlement Internship with IOM The Hague (NL10-2021-08)

The Labour Mobility, Human Development and Resettlement (LHD/Resettlement) Unit of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is looking for an intern to contribute to the implementation of diaspora engagement projects in line with the learning objectives described below.

The internship is on a full-time basis for six-months. The intern will be working for the IOM Office The Hague starting on 01 May 2021.

Learning objectives: 

  • Understand the migration-development nexus and how diaspora can contribute in multiple ways to the development of their countries of origin;
  • Ability to analyze and summarize policy documents and select relevant news items;
  • Capacity to capture highlights of a meeting in a report;
  • Increase the visibility and outreach of LHD/Resettlement activities through participating in information meetings, events, social media management (including LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter), newsletter, website etc.;
  • Be disposed to manage logistical and administrative duties;
  • Support the development of new project ideas;
  • Any other duties as assigned.


  • Only EU citizens or candidates holding a valid residence or work permit for EU will be eligible for consideration.
  • A degree in a relevant field, such as international relations, sociology, political science or law or communication;
  • Applicants to IOM internships must, at the time of application, meet one of the following requirements:
    o Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or
    o Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or
    o Have graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) or (b) above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within one year of graduation.
  • Strong research and analytical skills;
  • Experience and/or proven interest in migration issues;
  • Excellent spoken and written English and Dutch required;
  • Knowledge of additional languages is a distinct advantage;
  • Experience with writing project proposals or fundraising is an advantage;
  • Experience with WordPress is an asset;
  • Experience with using web-based platforms and social media networks;
  • Attention to detail, good communication and interpersonal as well as administrative skills;
  • Experience with an international organization or NGO desirable.

Interns are expected to be covered by their own medical and accident insurance.

Interns are granted a stipend referred to as a Monthly Subsistence Allowance (MSA) as partial contribution towards accommodation and living expenses. No other remuneration is granted for internships. Interns benefiting from any internship allowance, financial remuneration or scholarship granted by their university or other sponsoring body will not be eligible for MSA.

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications in English containing a duly completed Personal History Form and a motivation letter by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. quoting NL10-2021-08 – Internship Announcement by18th April 2021t he latest.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Personal History Form