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VA18P049V01 - Internship

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Project title:
Prague Process Migration Observatory

Job Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: 3 months (until October 15th)
Closing Date: 18 Jun 2018


Organisational overview
The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) is an international organisation that aims to promote innovative, comprehensive and sustainable migration policies. With 17 Member States and over 60 ongoing projects in Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America, ICMPD is a growing and ever-more relevant international stakeholder. ICMPD has vast experience in bridging the gap between theory and practice, providing policy makers and politicians with the necessary groundwork to take decisions. The organisation’s greatest assets are its 200+ staff members, who personify its values of commitment, integrity, partnership, respect and innovation in their actions and decisions.

Project overview
The Prague Process is an intergovernmental migration dialogue featuring 50 states of the European Union, Schengen Area, Eastern Partnership, Western Balkans, Central Asia, Russia and Turkey. Since its establishing in 2009, the Prague Process has engaged in gathering and sharing various data on migration and asylum through its Knowledge base, mainly by supporting the Prague Process states in the elaboration of their Migration Profiles (Light). Moreover, a number of visualisations and an interactive online map were created and various expert-level events organised.
During the 3rd Ministerial Conference in 2016, the participating states agreed to establish the Prague Process Migration Observatory in order to further enhance information sharing among the Parties and better inform policy makers and experts in their decisions. The Migration Observatory was established by means of the “Prague Process: Dialogue, Analyses and Training in Action” initiative, funded by the European Union, and implemented by ICMPD in its capacity of Prague Process Secretariat.

The Migration Observatory aims to provide impartial, evidence-based analysis from across the Prague Process region and in line with the six thematic areas set out by the Prague Process Action Plan. All results and publications will be developed and published in English and Russian languages. The Migration Observatory shall serve as a laboratory for generating of new project and cooperation ideas within the Prague Process and Mobility Partnership Facility (MPF).

Internship within the Prague Process Migration Observatory

In 2018, the Migration Observatory is launching its first Internship for young professionals and students from the Prague Process participating states. The internship offers an opportunity practically engage into the work of the Prague Process and thus contribute to the very development of the Migration Observatory. In this way, the intern shall not only increase his/her understanding of the core migration areas but also get an insight into the roles and responsibilities of the key actors involved in an intergovernmental migration dialogue.
The internship will mainly focus on developing and further strengthening the analytical, organisational and communication skills of the selected intern. It shall also help to unleash the intern’s potential and creativity with regards to the presentation and appealing visualisation of migration data.


The selected candidate will carry out tasks as described below (PDF).


Interested candidates are requested to submit their complete application in English until 18 June 2018 by email to, providing a 1) curriculum vitae and 2) completing the recruitment document attached. Only complete applications will be considered.
Recruitment starts immediately upon publication of this call for application and placements may be filled before the indicated application deadline. Therefore, we encourage you to submit your application earliest possible. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.
Interviews will be held in June 2018. Applicants are expected to be available for a personal/telephone/Skype interview during this period.



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