Intern - Gender Equality and Disability Inclusion

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  • Added Date: Tuesday, 08 August 2023
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Grade: Internship

Publication date: 8 August 2023
Application deadline (midnight Bangkok time): 21 August 2023

Vacancy no.: INTERN/BANGKOK/2023/04

Job ID: 11049

Department: RO-Asia and the Pacific
Organization Unit: DWT-Bangkok
Location: Bangkok
Duration of contract: 6 months

ILO Internship Programme provides an opportunity for talented individuals to:

(a) 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;

(b) 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.

The ILO values diversity. We welcome applications from qualified women and men, particularly those with disabilities and from non- or under- represented member States. If you are unable to complete our online application form due to a disability, please send an email to

Please only apply for an internship if you fulfil the following two criteria:

(1) You have no close relative serving in the ILO.

(2) This is your first internship with the ILO (only one internship is permitted).

Learning areas

The ILO recognizes that social justice and decent work for all can only be realized if persons with disabilities, including those with physical, psychosocial, intellectual or sensory impairments, are fully and meaningfully included in the world of work, and that the ILO needs to lead by example. We are committed to fostering diversity and inclusion and is taking practical steps to create an environment that is inclusive and accessible to persons with disabilities, and staff with dependents with disabilities. Towards the effective implementation of the ILOโ€™s Disability inclusion policy and strategy and the UN Disability Inclusion Strategy (UNDIS), this position for a person with a disability will be based in the Decent Work Technical Team for East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific (Bangkok, Thailand).

The ILO provides tools, guidance and technical assistance to constituents with respect to promoting more inclusive workplaces and addressing multiple grounds of discrimination based on sex, gender, race, ethnicity, indigenous status, disability and HIV status to achieve decent work for all and contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Intern will assist in the overall activities on gender, equality and diversity, with a particular focus on the inclusion of persons with disabilities. The ILO, with its partners, promotes the Global Business and Disability Network and will enhance its promotion at the country-level, through supports to National business and disability networks. They will also support the enhancement of the officeโ€™s implementation of the ILO Disability inclusion policy and strategy. The Intern will also assist in promoting ILO policies on gender equality and diversity in the project-related technical areas and other components of the ILO Decent Work Agenda.

The Intern will report to the Senior Specialist on Gender, Equality and Non-discrimination, who will also provide technical guidance to the Intern.

Main duties

1. Undertake a range of activities to support work at the office, national and regional levels, on the promotion of gender equality and the inclusion of persons with disabilities, in development cooperation projects, research and inputs into Decent Work Country Programmes (as relevant) with a view to achieve results that align with ILO standards and technical notes.

2. Contribute to research and prepare technical inputs for analyses, in new development cooperation projects (components), panel participation, reports and publications related to the promotion of gender equality and non-discrimination of persons with disabilities, and persons with intersecting characteristics such as gender, race, indigenous status, sexual orientation and gender identity, HIV status, etc.

3. Assist in the organisation and preparation of conferences and seminars.

๐Ÿ“š ๐——๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—›๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—š๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—ฎ ๐—๐—ผ๐—ฏ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—จ๐—ก ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ! ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿค ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ก๐—˜๐—ช ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—ถ๐˜๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—š๐˜‚๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—จ๐—ก ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—จ๐—ก๐—›๐—–๐—ฅ, ๐—ช๐—™๐—ฃ, ๐—จ๐—ก๐—œ๐—–๐—˜๐—™, ๐—จ๐—ก๐——๐—ฆ๐—ฆ, ๐—จ๐—ก๐—™๐—ฃ๐—”, ๐—œ๐—ข๐—  ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€! ๐ŸŒ

โš ๏ธ ๐‚๐ก๐š๐ง๐ ๐ž ๐˜๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐‹๐ข๐Ÿ๐ž ๐๐จ๐ฐ: ๐๐จ๐ฐ๐ž๐ซ๐Ÿ๐ฎ๐ฅ ๐“๐ž๐œ๐ก๐ง๐ข๐ช๐ฎ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ ๐ž๐ญ ๐š ๐ฃ๐จ๐› ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐”๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐๐Ž๐–!

4. Assist with the coordination of activities towards the promotion of ILO Disability Policy and Strategy, and UNDIS, within the region.

5. Support the gathering of good practices and human stories involving the inclusion of persons with disabilities through ILO work in the region.

6. Undertake other duties as required.


First level degree in a relevant field, e.g. social or political sciences, corporate social responsibility, international development. An Advanced university degree would be an advantage.


At least twelve months of relevant professional experience.


Excellent knowledge of English.


- Ability to draft clearly and concisely, both for the purposes of preparing project proposals, providing advisory services and preparing reports and studies.
- Good interpersonal and communication skills.
- Good analytical skills.
- Ability to work on own initiative as well as a member of a team.
- Ability to carry out assignments in accordance with instructions and guidelines.
- Ability to use analytical tools and qualitative and quantitative techniques.
- Ability to conceptualise, plan, coordinate and conduct straightforward research work, discussion papers and reports.
- Good computer skills.
- Ability to work in a multicultural environment and gender-sensitive behaviour and attitudes are also required.

How to apply:

1. Search for an internship profile via the page on ILO Jobs

2. Select the internship profile you would like to apply for, and create a profile on ILO Jobs

3. Complete your candidate profile and apply to the internship profile

4. 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.

Selection process:

If shortlisted, you may be contacted by the field office for a written test and/or interview. The ILO may use communication technologies such as Skype, Video or teleconference, e-mail, etc for the assessment and evaluation of candidates.


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). In Bangkok, this will be at the level of US$550 (equivalent in local currency at the UN prevailing rate) per month. 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.


Please note that the ILO does not take responsibility for any costs arising from accidents and/or illness incurred during the internship. You will be responsible for your own insurance coverage for illness and accidents for the duration of the internship at the duty station (whether Geneva or the field).

Fraud warning:

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 - - should be disregarded. In addition, the ILO does not require or need to know any information relating to the bank account details of applicants.

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