The Quintin Hogg Trust together with other benefactors enable and support Westminster students to undertake intern positions at United Nations Migration Agency offices around the world.


A second cohort of Westminster students have undertaken long-term internships at the United Nations Migration Agency offices in Europe, Asia and Africa. Thanks to an institutional agreement signed in 2022 between the University of Westminster and the UN Migration Agency, also known as the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Westminster students can apply for exclusive internship opportunities at IOM offices around the world.

From left: Veronica Giannelli (IOM Switzerland); Kazumi Hirai (IOM Burundi); Ahmad Aziz (IOM Bangladesh)

This year 12 Westminster students were selected from a large pool of applicants to undertake unique and highly sought-after internships at IOM offices in Switzerland, Kenya, Laos, Bangladesh, Mozambique, Burundi and the UK. Westminster’s IOM interns are fortunate to receive funding in support of their internships to enable outward mobility opportunities, including generous funds from alumnus Trevor Yang, The Quintin Hogg Trust, and the Global Experience Bursary.

These long-term internships, which are four to nine months in duration, provide students with excellent opportunities to excel in their professional careers, develop significant skills and competencies, gain exposure to the workings of a leading international organisation, and build a firm foundation for their future careers.

In their roles, the interns engage in a wide range of global issues relating to migration and development, migration policy, migrant protection, migration health, and disaster preparedness and response.

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