Internships at IOM the Netherlands

IOM the Netherland offers internship opportunities on a full-time basis for a minimum of 3 months, with the possibility of extension (but not exceeding 6 months).

The IOM Internship Programme targets young, talented undergraduate and graduate students, willing to gain practical experience in a field relevant to the Organization through their full involvement in daily working activities in migration related areas. Provides on-the-job training to interns so that both the interns and the Organization can benefit. In addition to this, IOM evaluates interns, who may eventually be included on the roster for future external vacancies.

The Internship Programme also targets academic institutions and universities operating in areas relevant to IOM activities and programmes, thus strengthening the cooperation with active migration policy makers and keeping abreast of the most recent debates, concepts, theories and tools developed on migration-related issues.

IOM the Netherlands has welcomed over 12 interns in the past 2 years.


At IOM the Netherlands interns are usually hired for project cycles via specific openings. Opportunities will be posted on website and social media.

Generally, interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications for internships in English, including their motivational letter and a CV to IOM the Netherlands: Dit e-mailadres wordt beveiligd tegen spambots. JavaScript dient ingeschakeld te zijn om het te bekijken. in the subject line mentioning Open Application for Internship. Please ensure to indicate if you are sponsored candidate and your availability to start. Profiles of candidates will be kept on record for approximately 1 year. We also recommend you to regularly visit our website to target your application to specific openings

Due to the large number of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted and invited for an interview.