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Internship Opportunity

The Hague (Netherlands)


Organization profile

Every year, millions of people around the world go missing as a result of conflict, human rights abuses, disasters, organized crime, irregular migration, and other causes. Be part of a growing international organization that is dedicated to tackling this global challenge.

The International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) is a treaty-based international organization with headquarters in The Hague, the Netherlands. Its mandate is to secure the cooperation of governments and others in locating and identifying missing persons. As the only international organization tasked exclusively to work on the issue of missing persons, ICMP maintains field programs throughout the world. To learn more about ICMP click here.


The Opportunity

The ICMP global headquarters are in The Hague, The Netherlands. There are several internship opportunities throughout the year starting at various times for different departments. Most internships are for 3 to 4 month. Possible internship placements are in the areas of Legal Services, Civil Society Initiatives, Communications, Science and Technology and general administration.

If you are interested in an opportunity, and meet the requirements below, please submit your application for consideration.


If you are interested in a Civil Society Initiatives placement, please visit our webpage and apply to Ref 24/2018.


Before applying please consider the following:

    • ICMP Internships are not paid - Interns are considered unpaid volunteers and are responsible for all expenses
    • Working hours - are agreed between the supervisor and intern. Most internships are between to 20 and 40 hours with flexibility in the schedule to ensure a healthy work/life balance.
    • Visa and travel - Interns are responsible for obtaining any necessary visas. If required, ICMP may request the host state to assist a selected intern in obtaining visas. Costs and arrangements for travel, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of interns.
    • Insurance - Interns are responsible for providing proof of valid medical insurance coverage.
    • Conduct & Confidentiality -Interns are required to sign and abide by the ICMP Code of Ethical Conduct. ICMP has the authority to remove any intern from a placement due to unsatisfactory performance or conduct.
    • Privileges and immunities - In The Hague – unless Dutch nationals or otherwise entitled to residency in the Netherlands – interns will be registered with the Dutch MFA for a maximum period of six months and are obligated to leave the Netherlands within fifteen (15) days at the end of their internship.


  • Current enrollment/recent graduate in a related Bachelor or Masters university/college
  • Strong desire to learn along with professional drive
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Language proficiency in Arabic or Spanish is highly desirable
  • Excellent drafting, analytical and research skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft applications, including Outlook, Word, Excel and Power Point
  • Ability to interact positively with colleagues regardless of culture, nationality or gender
  • Proactive with eagerness to complete both mundane and complex tasks



ICMP Internships are unpaid.

ICMP is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity. We thank all applicants for their interest.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: ICMP - International Commission on Missing Persons
  • Location: The Hague (Netherlands)
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Rights
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
  • Closing Date: 2018-08-04

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