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VA22P002V01 - Internship, Survey Research

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Project title:

Job Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: 3 months
Closing Date: 07 Feb 2022


Organisational Overview:

The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) is an international organisation tasked with promoting innovative, comprehensive and sustainable migration policies. With 17 Member States and over 60 projects active throughout Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America, ICMPD is a growing and ever-more relevant presence in its field. The organisation’s greatest assets are its 200+ staff members, who personify its values of commitment, integrity, partnership, respect, and innovation in actions and decisions.

Project Overview:

ICMPD is inviting all interested candidates to apply for the internship for the FIMAS+Women survey project. 

The ICMPD research internship  offers students and recent graduates to obtain a first-hand experience of international comparative research on migration with a strong policy orientation but firm academic grounding. Interns will have the opportunity to participate in research activities implemented by the Research Unit.  

In terms of themes covered by the Research Internship, the involvement in various research activities will strengthen interns’ understanding of various migration topics: irregular migration, legal migration and integration, migration and development, and international protection and asylum, as well as of the roles and responsibilities of different actors involved in migration and how they interact and jointly contribute to migration governance. In line with ICMPD’s internship policy, the internship lasts 3 months. 

In regard to research skills, research internship will comprise involvement in various types of research, offering the opportunity to familiarize and develop specific research skills, including desk research and quantitative data analysis (as specifically agreed with the intern). 

Following previous survey waves the project FIMAS+Women constitutes the fifth wave of the FIMAS longitudinal study on integration trajectories of refugees in Austria. The aim of the FIMAS project series is to follow and study integration processes of refugees and beneficiaries of subsidiary protection. The particular focus of the project FIMAS+Women is to examine the situation of refugee women with regard to their chances of labour market integration. 

Tasks and Responsibilities:

In close coordination with project managers and under the supervision of the Head of Research, the intern will be mainly but not exclusively involved in the project FIMAS+Women. 

This will involve: 

 - Research assistance in data cleaning and data analysis and visualisation of survey data on labour market integration of refugees in Austria;

 - Administrative and organizational support to the research team in organizing a stakeholder event;  

 - Assistance to the research team as needed – both logistical and content related; 

 - Assist the research team with any other task as necessary.