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An intergovernmental organization established in 1951, IOM is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society.

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  • 401 offices with more than 9,000 staff
  • 95% of staff members based in the Field, with a ratio of 1:8 international versus national staff
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IOM Internship Opportunities

The International Organization for Migration in Thailand provides opportunities for students enrolled in a graduate programme to undertake an internship at its duty stations in Bangkok, Mae Sot, Mae Hong Son, Mae Sariang, etc.

Eligible candidates interested in participating in an internship with IOM can apply by submitting a cover letter, and CV along with a duly completed IOM Personal History Form (Country Office), which may be downloaded from, and send them to the IOM Bangkok Human Resources Unit via email at

Please also indicate the period of availability. Minimum internship duration is six months.

The objectives of the IOM Internship Programme

1. The Internship Programme targets young, talented students and graduates willing to gain practical experience in a field relevant to the Organization through their involvement in daily working activities in migration-related areas and/or in public international administration.

2. The Internship Programme, through agreements, 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.


  • Be either students approaching the end of their studies and preparing a thesis, or recently graduated, between 19 and 36 years old, who have less than two years of relevant working experience;

  • Have a specific interest in, or whose studies have covered, areas relevant to IOM programmes and activities;

  • Be able to adapt to an international, multicultural, multilingual environment, have good communication skills and be able to work in a team;

  • Excellent writing skills in English.

  • Experience in information technology would be an advantage.

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