International Organization for Migration

About International Organization for Migration

Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners.

With 166 member states, a further 8 states holding observer status and offices in over 100 countries, 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.

IOM works to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people.

The IOM Constitution recognizes the link between migration and economic, social and cultural development, as well as to the right of freedom of movement.

IOM works in the four broad areas of migration management:

Migration and development
Facilitating migration
Regulating migration
Forced migration.
IOM activities that cut across these areas include the promotion of international migration law, policy debate and guidance, protection of migrants' rights, migration health and the gender dimension of migration.


Project Support Unit Intern

June 2018 - August 2018 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
“I loved this internship, because it allowed me to do something that I love which is humanitarian work. Through this internship, I learned several things about the ongoing issues in Ethiopia that relate to migration. These topics can range from smuggling/trafficking to the spread of diseases in refugee camps. I loved how each assignment I was asked to do relates to my interest in what I want to do in my future career”

Resource Management Unit Intern

June 2018 - August 2018 Panama City, Panama City
“The people and the work environment ”
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