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International Organisations Day 2018

Hosted by LSE Careers

New Academic Building, LSE campus

LSE Careers' International Organisations Day (IOD) is a unique event bringing together representatives from international organisations to offer you an insight into what they do, how they are structured and recruit, and what they look for in applicants.

Each organisation will give at least one presentation, each followed by a Q&A session, as well as being available to answer questions throughout the day at their own stands. The day will also include two separate panel discussions where representatives from participating international organisations will discuss future trends and share insider tips. IOD is an unparalleled opportunity to find out whether a career within an international organisation is right for you.

Recordings of the seminars and panels from IOD 2018 are available here

See the organisations page for more details about each international organisation presenting.

Organisations attending

For IOD 2018 we will host the following organisations:

  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  • African Development Bank (AfDB)
  • EU Careers (EPSO)
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
  • European Stability Mechanism (ESM)
  • International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
  • International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  • International Organization for Migration  (IOM)
  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
  • United Nations Secretariat (UN)
  • United Nations Volunteers programme (UNV)
  • World Bank
  • World Health Organization (WHO)
  • World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)


Organisation presentations

Most employers attending IOD will give two 60 minute presentations including a question-and-answer session. Most presentations are recorded and will be available to delegates after the event. 

During the day most of the delegates will have information stands providing an opportunity to find out more about the organisations and future opportunities. 

The day will also include two separate panel discussions where representatives from participating international organisations will discuss future trends and share insider tips.

See the full schedule here.


Preparation tips

Research organisations in advance

Some presentations can reach capacity on the day so it’s a good idea to know in advance which presentation you want to see and to arrive early. Most of the presentations are recorded and will be made available to delegates after the event.

Manage your expectations

Attending IOD may not result in job offers but should help you to learn more about the types of organisations attending.

Special requirements

We can make arrangements for any access requirements you have, including hearing loops and wheelchair access. Just let us know when you make your booking. Email careers@lse.ac.uk or call 020 7955 7135.


Ask questions directed to presenters and your comments about IOD using #LSEIOD

What to expect from IOD

Despite the fact that in 2010, agencies from the UN were the joint largest recruiter of LSE graduates, it is difficult to be recruited into the professional-level entry programmes of the international organisations directly from university. The majority of these employers expect candidates to have a minimum of a PhD or a Master's degree with several years of relevant experience.

Therefore, rather than see this as a recruitment event, you should treat IOD as an opportunity to find out more about these organisations' hiring expectations and processes and how to develop your skills and experience appropriately, or to decide if this type of role is what you want to pursue.


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