The Migrating out of Poverty Research Internship Scheme


The Migrating out of Poverty Research Programme Consortium operated an annual Internship Scheme from 2011-2016. Unfortunately, we have now concluded our internship scheme.


The scheme was open to recent graduates, postgraduate students and early career researchers with good research skills and a demonstrable interest in migration. It offered an opportunity to work with leading researchers in the field of migration, poverty and development. Successful candidates spent months contributing to the programme while based in one of the Consortium’s core partner institutions in Africa and Asia. They received reimbursement of their pre-departure, visa and travel costs; a modest living allowance for the 3 month period; regular supervision within the host centre; and pastoral support from the Secretariat.

The focus of each internship depended on the priorities of the host centre. Roles included a selection of tasks from among the following: desk-based research; field research; research related administration; drafting materials aimed at non-academic audiences; engagement with core and associate partners; programme monitoring and impact measurement; and specific research communication and uptake activities.