Internship in Communications

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Grade: Internship

Publication date: 28 December 2023
Application deadline (midnight local time): 23 January 2024

Vacancy no.: Intern/SUV/2022/012

Job ID: 11522

Department: RO-Asia & the Pacific
Organization Unit: CO-Suva
Location: Suva
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).

An internship with the ILO provides an opportunity to:

(a) Increase your understanding of issues at the international level by contributing to the work of the Office, and to the application of ILO principles, programmes and strategies; and

(b) Gain practical work experience with the ILO directly related to your field of studies.

The internship programme is not intended to lead to a career in the ILO. There should be no expectation of further engagement at the end of the internship.

The ILO values diversity. We welcome applications from qualified women and men, including those with disabilities. We also welcome applicants with experience in working within ILO constituents (governments, employersโ€™ and business membership organizations, and workersโ€™ organizations).

Applications from qualified candidates from non-represented or under-represented member States, or from those member States which staffing forecasts indicate will become so in the near future, would be particularly welcome. A list of these countries can be found here.


In 1975 the ILO opened its office in the Fiji Islands. The primary objective of the ILO Office for Pacific Island Countries is to assist Governments and Employers' and Workers' Organizations of the Pacific Island countries in their efforts to reduce decent work deficits and to pursue development for dignity through the achievements of rights at work, employment, social protection and social dialogue.

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–!

The ILO has been promoting Decent Work through various means of action including technical co-operation in Pacific Island Countries. The CO-Suva office serves 22 Pacific Island countries, 11 of which are ILO member States: Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Kiribati, Vanuatu, Samoa the Republic of Marshall Islands, Tuvalu, the Republic of Palau, Cook Islands and the Kingdom of Tonga.

The CO-Suva has a Senior Communication and Information Management Assistant who works to carry out communications related to work in these 11 member States. The general role of these communications is to enhance understanding and awareness of the work of ILO in the Pacific Islands.

As an intern in the ILO Office for Pacific Island Countries you will be actively involved in a wide range of communications actions and activities aimed at creating awareness and understanding of ILOโ€™s work in the region. This will include the development and production of a variety of content, liaison with projects and country program officers, support to organization of events etc.

Description of Duties

The Intern will work with the Senior Communication and Information Management Assistant and the Country Director and undertake the following tasks which include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing content such as short articles, interviews, infographics, etc
  • Developing content for social media such as graphic cards, posts, slideshows, etc
  • Rewriting and editing written outputs such as feature articles, press releases, etc
  • Proofreading articles and material as necessary
  • Supporting the management of social media channels (Twitter and LinkedIn)
  • Monitoring metrics or social media channels
  • Supporting production of audio-visual material such as video interviews, podcasts etc
  • Liaising with projects and program officers regarding production of specific items (e.g. articles, brochures etc).
  • Supporting the organisation of events and/or workshops
  • Providing support to other assignments as required relating to event set up, media requests etc.


    Candidates must be enrolled in the final year of a postgraduate degree programme, such as a masterโ€™s programme or equivalent or in a higher degree programme or have completed such programme in the year preceding the application. Areas of study may include mass communications, media relations, journalism, international relations, gender studies or international development. However other areas of study are acceptable should the candidate able display a demonstrable interest in the communications field.


    Relevant experience and knowledge carrying out communications actions would be an advantage for example developing written or audio-visual content, social media content production and marketing, event organisation. Infographic production or data visualisation experience/ability would be an advantage. Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite products (Photoshop, Illustrator etc) an advantage. Knowledge and experience of labour issues, working with an international organization or civil society organisation or of the Asia and the Pacific region is an asset.


    Excellent command of spoken and written English (near-native) is essential.

    Command of other languages from Asia and the Pacific region is beneficial


    • Ability to develop written content that is interesting, engaging and non-institutional.
    • Ability to produce content for social media channels
    • Understanding of social media monitoring metrics and tools
    • Ability to produce and or edit simple audio-visual communications materials
    • Willingness to acquire new knowledge
    • Ability to work in a multicultural and multilingual environment.
    • Attention to detail

      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 of USD 600 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.


      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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