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  • Organization: ICMP - International Commission on Missing Persons
  • Location: Sarajevo
  • Grade: Junior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
  • Closing Date: 2019-04-08

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Internship Opportunity (Communications)

Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)


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

ICMP has an opportunity for an intern who will work with the Communications Office in Sarajevo. Selected candidate will be

assisting with updating/editing ICMP website pages, production of ICMP Daily Digest, media monitoring and assist in organization of press conferences, visits and other events for media representatives.


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

Before applying please consider the following:

    • 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.


Education: University degree or close to completion in the areas of communications, journalism, public relations, political science, international affairs or any related field;

Prior Experience: Experience in media, communications, civil society organizations, politics, humanitarian advocacy.


  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Attention to detail, willingness to work in a team, ability to plan and deliver results.
  • Knowledge of written and spoken Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian is a strong asset
  • Proficiency of Microsoft applications
  • Proven ability to interact positively with colleagues regardless of culture, nationality or gender
  • Working level of English


The Internship is expected to start from 15 February and end on 15 May 2019.

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.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
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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