Work with Us

Being a member of the IOM team requires the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity. As an international organization with a global mandate, IOM also aims to maintain an equitable geographical balance among its staff. As such, its recruitment efforts target, but are not necessarily limited to, nationals of its Member States. IOM is an equal opportunity employer and seeks committed professionals with a wide variety of skills in the field of migration. IOM staff work in multi-cultural environments, in which diversity and cultural sensitivity are valued.

Vacancy announcements are published for positions of three months to one year. IOM recruits under two types of contracts:

(i) Fixed-term contracts for one year
(ii) Special contracts, with a short period of employment (from 3 to 9 months)

All open vacancies at IOM Country Office in Finland will be published on the careers page.

Recruitment takes place in the following categories:

(i) Professional
Staff in the Professional category, referred to as Officials, have international expertise in a particular aspect of IOM's work. Please refer to IOM global website for staffing principles.

(ii) General Service
This category includes local qualified staff with the skills and ability to provide support service to the Organization.

Main Fields of Expertise Relevant to IOM Work:

  • Administration
  • Computer Science/Information Technology
  • Economics
  • Education/Training
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Fundraising
  • Human Resources Management
  • Humanitarian and Emergency Operations
  • Languages
  • Medical Services and Public Health Management
  • Migration, Movement and Travel Management
  • Programme Management
  • Public International Law
  • Public Relations

How to apply

For open vacancies published on our website, please follow the application procedure and instructions indicated in the vacancy notice. For open, unsolicited applications, please include a cover/motivation letter and your CV in English. Your application should be sent by email to our Human Resources by email:

Internships at IOM

The IOM Internship Programme provides students with the opportunity to learn about IOM's activities, to gain initial work experience, and/or to prepare for a degree dissertation. IOM provides on the job training to interns so that both they and the organization can benefit. In addition to this, IOM evaluates interns who may eventually be included on the roster for future external vacancies. Furthermore, internships build links with their institutions and universities.

Interns are given assignments and responsibility commensurate with their experience and they are referred to a supervisor/tutor, who is responsible for mentoring and coaching. They can be given short assignments either designed within on-going programmes or on an ad-hoc basis. Interns are not considered to be staff members but Terms of Reference, tasks, duration of assignment and supervisors are clearly determined.

Interns tend to be students approaching the end of their programme or graduates between 19 and 32 years of age (average age is 26). Internships can last from 8 weeks to a maximum of 6 months. The initial contract can be renewed, provided that the overall duration does not exceed 6 months.

Internships are non-remunerated, voluntary assignments. IOM will grant to interns a Monthly Sustenance Allowance (MSA) as partial contribution to accommodation and living expenses. MSA does not apply for interns who receive stipends from their University, or other sources.

How to apply

For internships at IOM Country Office in Finland, you can send your application directly to our Human Resources by email: Please include your cover/motivation letter and CV in English. Occasionally we publish calls for internship applications for specific internship positions.