IOM’s Y-MED Internship Program 2024/2025

Deadline: Unspecified

The IOM’s Y-MED Internship Program for 2024–2025 is now accepting applications. Y-MED has been in operation since 2018 with the goal of encouraging talent exchange and circular migration routes around the Mediterranean area. Through a six-month internship program in Italy, the initiative offers students and recent graduates from Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya the chance to advance their careers. Upon completion of the internship, the interns return to their home countries and resume their careers, allowing them to put the knowledge and skills they gained during their time in Italy to use. The Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation provide funding for the initiative, which is carried out by the International Organization for Migration.


Y-MED staff supports each candidate through every phase: pre-departure, internship and return. The project covers the following costs:

  • Visa-related costs;
  • Health insurance;
  • Pre-Departure Orientation and Italian language course in the country of origin;
  • Travel to/from Italy;
  • Lodging (single room in shared accommodation);
  • Internship allowance (paid by the hosting company).

Available Opportunities

  • Egypt
  • Libya


  • Candidates to the 2024-2025 edition must meet all the following requirements to be considered eligible:
  • Be a citizen and resident of Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt and Libya ,. Candidates holding Italian nationality are not eligible, even if they have dual citizenship.
  • Have completed a bachelor’s degree in the last 24 months (from the deadline of the application).
  • Be born on or after 1 January 1994.
  • Be fluent in English, or be fluent in French and have a basic knowledge of English or Italian.
  • Have graduated at one of the partner Universities (see list below) in the following fields.

Professional sectors 
For candidates from Libya, the Y-MED project foresees the activation of internships in the following sectors:

  • Information Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Civil engineering
  • Architecture
  • Graphic design


•    Information and more details on the application process will be provided by partner Universities to candidates having the minimum eligibility requirements between April and May 2024. If you fulfil all the eligibility requirements and you can’t get information on the application procedures, please contact IOM through ELBERKAWI Aynoor


  • The tentative timeframe for the 2024-2025 edition of Y-MED is as follows:
  • April-May 2024: application period;
  • May-June 2024: selection of candidates;
  • July-September 2024: approval of internships at the regional institutions in Italy;
  • July-October 2024: Italian language course in the country of origin;
  • September-October 2024: Pre-Departure Orientation in the country of origin;
  • November 2024-April 2025: internship in Italy;
  • April-May 2025: return and job placement support in country of origin.

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