USA for IOM Intern

USA for IOM is the nonprofit partner of IOM in the United States mobilizing resources to provide life-saving humanitarian assistance for people displaced by natural disasters and conflicts, as well as assistance to survivors and victims of human trafficking around the globe. Simultaneously, USA for IOM works to raise awareness of migration issues.
Under the direct supervision of the Head of Operations of USA for IOM, and the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission, the successful candidate will provide assistance and support to the implementation of USA for IOM's fundraising and outreach activities. The incumbent will also support activities that will increase the visibility of IOM in the United States and generate funding opportunities from the public and private sector.


1) USA for IOM Intern

  • Support the USA for IOM Head of Operations in identifying new opportunities for project development with potential US donors, the private sector, and other IOM offices in the region.
  • Assist the USA for IOM team in US Foundations research, drafting of "case for support" materials. Activities include researching new initiatives that align with USA for IOM's mission and its 3 thematic priority areas, conferring with USA for IOM team, drafting, and translating project proposal, presentation decks and concept note materials and as requested by donors.
  • Organize and draft project reports, communication materials and presentations to support communication and outreach activities as delegated by the USA for IOM Head of Operations.
  • Assist USA for IOM in building, coordinating, and maintaining relationship with project partners and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Provide support for the implementation of a private sector funding strategy in support of climate change efforts. Activities include perform a desk review of key project opportunities in IOM relevant offices (ex. Department of Emergencies (DOE) and Migration, Environmental, and Climate Change (MECC)) that could be adapted to develop cases for support related to climate and human mobility nexus.
  • Participate in relevant meetings, workshops, conferences, and public events, and draft presentations, relevant notes for files, meeting minutes, action points, etc.
  • Attend internal and external meetings as delegated by the USA for IOM Head of Operations for learning and development purposes.
  • Provide routine administrative and logistical backstopping support to different project components as required.

Preferred Experience:

  • Languages: For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Spanish is an advantage. Excellent professional writing and communication.
  • Ability to process and concisely present complicated information.
  • Ability to conduct independent research on topics related to migration, politics, fundraising or NGO operations.
  • Excellent time management.
  • Works independently to meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks.
  • Ability to work well, communicate and collaborate with a close team.



Location: Virtual

Duration: 8-10 weeks. 30-40 hours a week during Summer term. (number of hours per week as well as start and end dates can be flexible based on candidate)


May 12th, 2021


The standard grant for a remote internship is $1500, meant to help defray expenses while student is engaged in internship opportunity.

To be eligible for funding you must have an "L term" status with the college.


To apply for funding if you are a new applicant, complete the ONLINE APPLICATION by May 12  at 4pm. Candidates may indicate preference for up to three potential internship sites during a single application cycle and are required to answer a short supplemental question for each site. An application is considered INCOMPLETE if it does not include ALL items listed below.

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