About the organisation and Nature of internship
You are applying to the ILO generic internship roster, which is published several times per year.
The roster will be made available to all departments and field offices, which will then select and directly contact suitable candidates only.
ILO Internship Programme provides an opportunity for talented individuals to:
- Increase understanding of relevant issues at the international level by involving them directly in the work of the Office and the application of ILO principles, programmes and strategies.
- Gain practical experience with the ILO directly related to their field of study.
- The internship programme is not intended to lead to a career in the ILO. There should be no expectation of further employment at the end of the internship.
**Please note that you can apply to a maximum of three internship profiles during the current application period. If you apply to more than three internship profiles, your application will not be considered for any profile.** Note that you may withdraw your candidature at any time via the Jobs Applied section of your profile.
It is highly recommended that you submit your application as soon as possible to avoid last-minute technical issues or delays. Late applications will not be considered.
ILO values diversity. We welcome applications from qualified women and men, particularly those with disabilities and from non – or under-represented member States.
If needed, reasonable accommodation will be provided in the recruitment phase as well as during the internship to promote equality of opportunities.
Please only apply for an internship if you fulfil the following two criteria:
- You have no close relative serving in the ILO.
- This is your first internship with the ILO (only one internship is permitted).
Who can apply
The candidate must be enrolled in a graduate degree programme (Master or equivalent), or in a higher degree programme, in social sciences, economics or other related fields (law, public administration), with focus on gender and employment issues, or have completed such programme in the year preceding the application.
As an intern in the field, you will receive a monthly stipend from the ILO based on the cost of living in the area of the duty station, unless you receive funding through another institution (for example your university or a foundation).
If you receive partial funding, ILO will cover the difference to ensure you receive the appropriate stipend per month. Your travel to the duty station will be at your own expense.
Duration of internship
3 to 6 months (starting on the 1st or the 15th of a given month).
- Search for an internship profile via the page on ILO Jobs here.
- Select the internship profile you would like to apply for, and create a profile on ILO Jobs.
- Complete your candidate profile and apply to the internship profile.
- Be sure to attach a cover letter in the last section of the application, as applications without a cover letter will not be considered and you cannot attach a cover letter after the deadline.
Application deadline (midnight local time): 31 March 2019.
The ILO does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process whether at the application, interview, processing or training stage. Messages originating from a non-ILO e-mail account – @ilo.org – should be disregarded.
In addition, the ILO does not require or need to know any information relating to the bank account details of applicants.