WUN-IOM PhD Student Research Internship


Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.


Established in Berlin in September 2015 at the invitation of the Government of Germany, the International Organization for Migration’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) was set up to respond to calls for better international migration data and analysis. Data are key to inform migration governance, improve programming and promote a better public understanding of migration.

GMDAC’s main areas of work are:

Available Projects

Interns may work on one or more of the following flagship projects or on other areas of work that may arise, depending on GMDAC’s programme of work during the internship period and on the candidates’ interests: 

Exact functions and responsibilities of the intern will vary depending on the project.

The Intern will work under the guidance and supervision of the Director of the Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC), and direct supervision of the relevant project focal point, in cooperation with other colleagues. 

Required Qualifications and Experience 




Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of German and other IOM languages (French, Spanish) an asset.

Required Competencies


Core Competencies


Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

The internships are only available during the summer months (June-August), dates to be arranged with IOM GMDAC.  

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment and verification of residency, visa and authorizations by the concerned Government, where applicable.