Labour Migration/Migration & Development Intern

6 months
Target Students: 
No specific field of study

Voluntary Internship

Labour Migration/Migration & Development Intern




REMUNERATION: THB 12,018 per month




IOM’s regional Labour Mobility and Human Development (LHD) unit works to foster the synergies between labour migration and development, and to promote legal avenues of labour migration as an alternative to irregular migration in Asia and the Pacific. Moreover, LHD aims to facilitate the development of policies and programmes that are in the interest of migrants and society, providing effective protection and assistance to labour migrants and their families. Key LHD interventions include policy advice and capacity-building in labour migration management; protection of workers throughout the labour migration process; promotion of ethical recruitment, including the facilitation of recruitment and temporary migration; information-sharing and awareness-raising; diaspora engagement; and migrant training and integration.

Scope of Work

Working under the overall direction of the Senior Specialist for Labour Migration and Human Development in IOM Regional Office for the Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok, the intern will be assigned, but not limited to, the following tasks:

• Assist in overseeing the management of existing projects, development of new projects, and any other activities related to labour migration and migration and development.
• Collect, study, share relevant information/data on labour migration and migration and development available in the region.
• Identify new programming opportunities and develop new programmes and budgets.
• Provide technical assistance, advice and guidance to other units working on issues related to labour migration and migration and development.
• Assist the Labour Migration and Human Development unit with activities related to national and regional working groups on international migration.
• Prepare presentations, talking points and other outreach materials for the Senior Specialist and other IOM staff, as needed.
• Attend external meetings on behalf of IOM.
• Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Eligibility and Selection

The Internship Programme aims at attracting talented students and graduates who have a specific interest in, or whose studies have covered, areas relevant to IOM programmes and activities. Interns must be between 19 and 36 years old and should have less than two years of relevant working experience. The Internship Programme is open to candidates of any nationality.

Minimum Experience and Requirements.

a) Either students approaching the end of their studies and preparing a thesis, or recently graduated; preferably with an advanced university degree from an accredited academic institution in Political or Social Sciences, Law, International Development, Public Administration, Business Administration, or a related field;
b) Experience in development cooperation with an international or non-governmental organization, preferably in the field of migration including operational and field experience;
c) Familiarity with migrant and labour rights; labour migration issues and policies; the different aspects of migrant vulnerability; and protection and assistance to labour migrants;
d) Ability to work successfully in an international, multicultural, multilingual environment;
e) Good communication skills and able to work in a team;
f) Familiarity with computer programmes, including MS Office programmes and internet applications;
g) Advanced English writing and communication skills.


• Previous experience (as written above)
• Citizenship in one of the States covered by Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP)

General Information

a) Interns are granted a stipend of THB 12,018 per month as a partial contribution to accommodations and living expenses. Interns benefiting from an internship allowance or scholarship granted by his/her university or other sponsoring body that includes financial remuneration or credits for coursework will not be eligible for the stipend.
b) Before commencing work, successful candidates will be required to obtain a fit-to-work medical certificate from his/her doctor and submit vaccination records.
c) The Intern will be responsible for obtaining the necessary entry visa and arranging their travel to Bangkok. IOM will assist only in issuing documents required for visa processing.
d) IOM only covers the Intern against occupational accidents and illnesses under the Compensation Plan (CP), free of charge, for the duration of the assignment. IOM does not provide evacuation or medical insurance for reasons related to non-occupational accidents and illnesses. The Intern is responsible for his/her own medical insurance for non-occupational accident or illness, and will be required to provide written proof of such coverage before commencing work.
e) Any work produced by interns during their internship within the framework of the duties assigned to them should be used for academic purposes exclusively. All economic and moral rights (copyright) pertaining to such work will remain the exclusive property of IOM.
f) Interns are bound by staff confidentiality rules pertaining to their duties in IOM. 


EDP: -



  • As specified in the internship purpose


  • As specified in the internship purpose
How to Apply: 

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via e-mail to

Please include the reference code ROBKK-VA2017-28 followed by your full name in the subject line.

Applications should include:
a) a cover letter, indicating the dates of availability;
b) a curriculum vitae;
c) a duly completed IOM Personal History Form (may be downloaded from; and,
d) 2-3 writing samples (any relevant topic).

Application Deadline: 

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