Internships at IOM Austria

IOM regularly recruits interns for project support and assistance to the office's regular activities. The duration of internship is usually 3 to 6 months.


The working languages of IOM Austria are English and German. A very good command of spoken and written English and German is a prerequisite for an internship. Knowledge of other languages is a distinctive advantage.
Moreover, a basic knowledge and interest in the field of migration, asylum and integration are important requirements for an internship. Applicants should be between 19 and 36 years old and have less than two years of relevant working experience.


Interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications for internships in English, including a letter of intent and a CV, to the HR Unit at IOM Austria: (if not stated otherwise).

Please state your availability as well as your preferred unit of internship in the subject line.
Please note that, due to the large number of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview. Interviews with IOM staff are conducted at the office in Vienna or, if not otherwise possible, virtually or by phone. Travel costs cannot be reimbursed by IOM Austria.

Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration Unit

The Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration Unit of the IOM Country Office for Austria implements country-specific return and reintegration projects that aid voluntary returnees in re-establishing their lives in their country of origin. Interns assist in the implementation of these projects. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. 

The Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) Unit is looking for an intern for the period from 1 January 2023 to 30 April 2023 on a full-time basis (100%; 39,30 hours per week).
Candidates should send a letter of interest and a CV in English to
Please submit your application by Wednesday, 30 November 2022 the latest. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be invited to an interview.

The monthly subsistence allowance on a full-time basis amounts to 664.80 EUR.

Joint Internship in the Integration Unit and Counter-Trafficking Unit

The Integration Unit of the IOM Country Office for Austria implements a number of projects and activities that assist migrants to integrate into Austrian society. The Counter-Trafficking Unit carries out projects aiming to raise awareness about human trafficking and increase the identification of trafficked persons. Interns support the integration and counter-trafficking teams in implementing these activities. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. 

Research and Migration Law Unit

The National Contact Point in the European Migration Network (EMN) offers internship opportunities in the fields of research and media. Applications for positions in either field are accepted on an ongoing basis. 

An excellent oral and written command of German and English is a prerequisite for a successful application.

Details for the Internship Media

Details for the Internship Research