Program Intern

Program Intern

The Program Intern will support all CMS staff and interns. The successful candidate will be familiar with migration-related issues and current migration-related news and events.


  • Support the Communications Manager and Publications and Events Coordinator with:
    • Organizing CMS events, specifically CMS dialogues, conferences, webinars, and other convenings;
    • Attending external events (e.g., United Nations conferences, monthly civil society meetings, and other convenings) and drafting follow-up summaries
    • Researching various constituency outlets (e.g. media, scholars, policymakers, etc.) and organizing and developing distribution lists for targeted outreach;
    • Updating the CMS website and potentially contributing blog posts; and
    • Drafting weekly one-page immigration news briefs.
  • Support with administrative tasks related to the International Migration Review, the Journal on Migration and Human Security, the Migration Update, and various CMS reports and publications;
  • Support the Director of Programs with:
    • Assisting with research-related tasks, including data collection, quality control, outreach and recruitment;
  • Support the Development Coordinator with:
    • Updating and maintaining development databases, including contacts database (Network for Good); and
    • Researching funding opportunities and development strategies;
  • Support the Communications Intern with additional contributions to CMS’s online communications and social media marketing, including maintaining CMS’s social media networks (Facebook and Twitter)
  • Perform administrative duties and other routine operations


Candidates must be enrolled or have recently completed an undergraduate or graduate studies program. Potential candidates must be detail oriented and have excellent written and spoken communication skills, outstanding organizational skills and the ability to work independently. Ideal candidates should also be passionate about migration, refugee, and population issues. Internships are unpaid, but academic credit may be available. CMS internships offer direct exposure to the workings of a think-tank, close supervision by CMS staff, and opportunities to attend events and lectures relating to migration. For internships during the spring semester, preference will be given to candidates that can commit to working 15 hours per week for approximately 4-6 months. For summer internships, preference will be given to candidates that can commit to working for a minimum of 30 hours per week for approximately 3 months.

How to Apply:

Please send a resume, cover letter describing your interest in migration, and writing sample (no more than 5 pages) by the appropriate deadline to Jacquelyn Pavilon, Deputy Director, at [email protected]. Please include “Program Intern” in the subject line.

Next Deadline:

Summer 2021: March 1
Fall 2021: August 6
Spring 2022: November 19