Applications now Open for the Migration Policy Institute – MPI Communications and Event Internship Programme 2023

MPI Communications and Event Internship Programme 2023

The Migration Policy Institute is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit think tank based in Washington, DC, and dedicated to the study of migration worldwide. This organization has trained more than 375 future global migration scholars and policy analysts, many of whom are now leaders in the field. MPI offers communications and events internships, providing essential dissemination and other support across the Institute and with the ability to experience the breadth of its work across research areas.

MPI Communications and Event Internship Programme 2023
MPI Communications and Event Internship Programme 2023

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MPI Communications and Event Internship Programme 2023

The Communications Intern works with MPI’s Communications team on marketing, media tracking, social media, and similar duties, and at times with the Migration Information Source, MPI’s award-winning online journal. Strong editorial, social media, and multimedia skills are required for this full-time internship.


  • Crafting digital campaigns and visuals
  • Tracking media mentions and identifying news outlets for targeted outreach
  • Assisting in the dissemination of MPI publications
  • Editing multimedia audio and video
  • Researching potential authors and topics.

The Events Intern, also working within the Communications team, assists in planning and supporting MPI’s private and public events and meetings. The ability to work in person in Washington, DC is preferred, and this internship is typically part-time though full-time applications will also be considered.

CHECK ALSO: The Migration Policy Institute Research Internship Program 2023 (Remote or in Washington DC)

How to Apply

The MPI internship program lasts for four months and is divided into three cycles over the course of the year. There is some flexibility in internship start and end dates, but the Spring internship cycle generally runs from January through April, the Summer cycle from May through August, and the Fall semester from September through December.

Applicants do not need not be a U.S. citizen to apply; however, all applicants must be authorized to work in the United States before the internship begins, unless they reside and work from outside the United States throughout the internship cycle. Since MPI is not designated by the U.S. Department of State to be an exchange visitor sponsor, the Institute cannot provide the supporting documents to apply for foreign worker (H-1B), exchange visitor (J-1), trainee (H-3), or foreign student (F-1) visas.

For all positions, applicants must be at least a junior in college, possess excellent oral and written communication skills, and be able to work both independently and as part of a team. Current students, college graduates, graduate students, and early-career professionals are welcome to apply.

Those without college experience but who can demonstrate substantial relevant work experience will also be considered. Foreign language skills and proficiency in key Office and other software programs prove helpful for certain projects, as do strong quantitative skills. Minority applicants and/or applicants from immigrant or refugee backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants should send to the following materials:

  • CV/Resume
  • Cover letter describing your interest and research experience in migration and/or public policy issues (for research internships), or in communications or events management.
  • A writing sample that showcases your ability to write clearly and analytically about migration, integration, refugee, or other public policy issue (up to five pages)
  • A transcript (official or unofficial) from all colleges/universities attended that shows classes taken along with class grades

In your email, please specify:

-Whether you are applying for a research, communications, or events internship

-For research internships: The MPI program area(s) you are interested in

-The approximate dates you are available to start and finish

-Whether you are available full- or part-time

-Whether you prefer a remote or (conditions permitting) in-person internship

-A telephone number where you can be reached.

Interns should submit one application but may indicate interest in multiple types of internships or multiple research areas. For additional information, you may contact

Apply Here for the MPI Communications and Event Internship Programme 2023

MPI Communications and Event Internship Programme 2023

MPI Communications and Event Internship Programme 2023

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