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International organisations day (IOD)

Hosted by LSE Careers

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International organisations day (IOD) is a key day in our calendar, 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.

Most organisations attending IOD will give two presentations including a question-and-answer session. Most presentations are recorded and will be available to you after the event.

Throughout the day, representatives from each organisation will be present at information stands where you’ll be able to chat directly with them.

The day will also include two separate panel discussions where speakers will discuss future trends and share insider tips.

Organisations attending

  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  • 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 Development Programme (UNDP)
  • United Nations Secretariat (UN) - NYC
  • United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme
  • World Bank Group
  • World Food Programme (WFP)
  • World Health Organization (WHO)

Read more about the organisations joining us on the day.


Registration, organisation presentations and panels

Explore the schedule for the day.


Preparation tips

Research organisations in advance

Some sessions can reach capacity on the day so it’s a good idea to know in advance what you want to see and to arrive early.

Manage your expectations

IOD is not a recruiting fair but a privileged opportunity to get to know in greater depth how a number of important organisations in this space operate, the work they do, the kinds of career opportunities they offer, and the various entry routes available.

Special requirements

Please contact us if you have any accessibility requirements to enable you to participate fully in an event.


Ask questions to presenters and speakers and your share your comments on IOD using #LSEIOD

What to expect from the day

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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