Internships

Internships at ICMPD provide an opportunity for students and recent graduates to obtain hands-on experience working in an international setting, and across a broad range of thematic areas. 

As an international organisation, we believe that it is vital to invest directly in developing the skills and knowledge of future experts in the field of migration. 

To that end, we welcome speculative applications from those pursuing (or having recently obtained) an undergraduate or post-graduate degree, or additionally from young professionals looking to switch careers. ICMPD has also worked with a number of academic institutions to provide Erasmus-based internships and work experience during the course of study. Should you wish to submit such an application, please register via the ICMPD Expert Roster.

In addition, please see below for all internships currently available with ICMPD. Should you wish to apply directly, please follow the instructions detailed in the vacancy. 

 

Available Internships

Unit and Job Description:

ICMPD is inviting all interested candidates to apply for the Communication and Engagement Internship position within its Policy Unit. The Policy Unit was established in 2017 and is ICMPD’s institutional home for its policy analysis, engagement and advisory function. The Unit’s approach combines analytical policy work with the monitoring of migration policy trends and developments, provision of expert advisory services and building of networks and partnerships both inside and outside of ICMPD that together aim to improve and support better migration policy and practice. Within its mandate, the Policy Unit is in the lead of organising the Vienna Migration Conference (VMC). The VMC is ICMPD’s yearly flagship conference which brings together politicians, senior officials, experts and practitioners from governments, international organisations, civil society, academia and the media to debate the central aspects of migration policy making, preparing the ground for better migration policies and practices that are fit for the future. 

The Policy Unit Team provides on-the-job training for an aspiring professional looking to obtain a first-hand experience of the workings of an intergovernmental organisation in the field of migration policy. This internship provides an opportunity to help shape the Unit’s policy communications and engagement activities, and to contribute to the organisation of the VMC and other events both in terms of engagement as well the overall logistical organisation.

Application Process:

Please follow this link in order to view the vacancy in-full and to submit an application.

 

Project Overview:

ICMPD is inviting all interested candidates to apply for the Internship for the Strengthening Capability for Integrated Border Management in Lebanon (EU IBM Lebanon – Phase 3).

The European Union funded “Strengthening Capability for Integrated Border Management in Lebanon (EU IBM Lebanon – phase 3) project builds on distinct efforts supported by the EU since 2012 in its sustained effort to support effective, efficient and coordinated border management. The EU IBM Lebanon – Phase 3 project takes into close consideration and builds on the lessons learned from the previous implementation phases; namely “Developing the National Capability for IBM in Lebanon (Phase 1)” and “Enhanced Capability for IBM in Lebanon (Phase 2)”. In developing more targeted communications activities and outputs, the EU IBM Lebanon – Phase 3 project seeks to highlight the importance of the EU’s continued support and commitment in contributing to enhanced border management, security and safety in Lebanon.

Please note that this position is subject to approval and availability of project funds.

Project Overview:

EU IBM Lebanon – Phase 3 is looking for a skilled intern, who will be responsible in assisting in the implementation of several projects activities and events with the support of the project officers. The intern will support project officer during meetings and consultations sessions, provide on-ground support and consolidate the outcomes and proceedings of each meetings.   The intern will also provide other communication and admin support as needed. 

EU IBM Lebanon – Phase 3 provides on-the-job training for an aspiring professional looking to obtain a first-hand experience working with Lebanese security and intergovernmental organisations in the field of border management.  This internship provides an opportunity to contribute to EU IBM Lebanon’s work and engagement activities, and to contribute to the organisation of various events both in terms of engagement as well the overall logistical organisation.

Application Process:

Please follow this link in order to view the vacancy in-full and to submit an application.

Project Overview:

ICMPD invites all interested candidates to apply for the Research Unit Intern position for the project Novel Strategies to Fight Child Sexual Exploitation and Human Trafficking Crimes and Protect their Victims (HEROES). This project is a H2020-funded research project which aims to conduct research on the use of technology to improve the way in which help and support can be provided to victims of trafficking and child sexual abuse and exploitation. The aim of Work Package 4 is to provide the social and legal context understanding of these crimes, through desk and primary research.

The objectives of tasks under this Work Package are, amongst others:

  • To analyse the harmonisation of legal frameworks of trafficking and child sexual abuse and exploitation, particularly as related to crime prosecution and victim referral, in the countries/regions under research (Brazil, Bulgaria, Greece, Peru, Spain, EU level).
  • To analyse barriers, remedies and harmful practices regarding the treatment of victims of trafficking and child sexual abuse and exploitation during criminal proceedings, in the countries/regions under research (Brazil, Bulgaria, Greece, Peru, Spain, EU).

The deliverables relevant to this ToR, for which ICMPD is responsible for the overall analysis, are: (1) a report on legal frameworks and practices of crime prosecution and victim referral, and (2) a manual on assessing barriers, remedies and harmful practices on the treatment of victims.

Job Description:

The intern provides support to the work of the Research team based in ICMPD’s HQ in Vienna, Austria, under the direct supervision of the Head of Research Unit and leading researchers that monitor, evaluate, guide and provide professional development.

The Internship is conceived as a full-time entry-level short-term opportunity for people interested in preparing for a career in research or policy in international settings. Students and young professionals will gain direct and unique experience in the implementation of a large-scale research project that aims to conduct research on the use of technology to improve the way in which help and support can be provided to victims of trafficking and child sexual abuse and exploitation.

Application Process:

Please follow this link in order to view the vacancy in-full and to submit an application.

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