Volunteer with Center for Migration and International Relations (CMIR)

Center for Migration and International Relations (CMIR)

Kathmandu, Nepal, South Asia

CMIR works for the rights of Nepalese migrant workers and their families.

Center for Migration and International Relations (CMIR) is a not-for-profit institute thriving to ensuring rights of migrant workers and their families are respected, guaranteed and fulfilled. We are a dedicated and dynamic team of returnee migrant workers, migrant rights' activists and researchers having a long-time involvement history in the field of migration and development. In Nepal, CMIR is the first institute of involving all three groups: returnee migrant workers, migrant rights activists and researchers into a common platform. This enables CMIR to better understand the multi-faceted impacts of migration into different aspects and dynamics of the society and thus, help to come with concrete humanitarian actions, policy recommendations and enduring advocacy efforts in national, regional and international level.

CMIR is also the first and only institute in Nepal to involving international relations as a part of study and advocacy of migration dynamics. Though study and advocacy on bettering international relations makes an obvious impact on migration governance and patterns for any given country, CMIR explicitly focuses on including international relations as strong component to study and advocate for guaranteeing rights of migrant workers and their families.

Our Activities

What We Need

We are looking for few research fellows for CMIR Fellowship Program.

CMIR offers Research Fellowship opportunity to national and international students, practitioners and other enthusiasts to pursue their original research on various topics of labor migration, human rights, international relations and so forth to contribute in the real cause by providing recommendations that could equip governments both at home and destination countries to develop pragmatic tools aimed at securing the wellbeing of migrant workers, while still working with their academic requirements.

Conduct research on issues of migration and international relations
One month to three months - as per the research requirements.

What We Provide

 Orientation on the socio-cultural structure of Nepal, Dos and Don'ts, Fellow's role and assignments, overview of migration and international relations.
 Stationary as required, high speed and secure internet.
 Clean, inspiring and healthy environment and space to work.
 Access to a library
 Migrant Community Visit (The cost(transportation, food and accommodation) has to be borne by the fellow)
• Focused group discussion with the migrant community.
• Interaction with the migrant community.
(Fellow(s) could live as paying guest to migrant family for 2/3days during the visit)
 The fellowship program offers full time mentorship for the fellows.
 Research support and guidance opportunities to interaction with experts (migration and International relations), in a monthly basis.
 Recognition letter upon successful completion the internship.
 Assistance for logistic (housing to live), travel and other as required.
 Free Tea/Coffee and clean drinking water at office.

Important Info

Suitable For


Minimum Stay

Any period of time

Staff Size

5 to 10 people


250 USD per month

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Your Contact Person

Buddhanagar 10, New Baneshwor, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Our Wish List

Anyone currently pursuing graduation studies.
Students required to author a research paper as a part of their academic course are highly encouraged to apply.

Students from any related field can apply for the fellowship program, however, preference is given to the students from the field of sociology, law, social work, human rights, migrant rights, international relations or any such related field.

Should have good communication skills in English language.

Data analysis skills is highly preferred.

Basic computer skills such as MS Office.

Positive attitude and commitment with keen interest to learn and work in the environment of CMIR.

Ability to interact with the individuals of different socio- cultural backgrounds, including willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing views and opinions.

Research skills

What are you waiting for?

We at Center for Migration and International Relations (CMIR) would love to hear from you!