Employment Conditions for Interns

The employment conditions are as follows:

Duration:

Internships last from 2 to 6 months, renewable upon agreement of the supervisor and intern, and may be extended up to maximum of nine months.

Notice:

Either party may terminate internship contracts before the expiration date, giving two week's notice in writing.

Insurance:

Interns are covered against occupational injury and occupational illness under the Staff Compensation Plan. Interns are not covered for non-occupational accidents and illness. They will be responsible for their own world-wide health coverage during the period of the IOM contract.

Monthly Sustenance Allowance:

Internships are non-remunerated, voluntary assignment. IOM may 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.

Annual Leave:

Interns are not entitled to days off, except for official holidays during the assignment. If required by circumstances, leave will be agreed with the supervisors.