Publication date: 03 May 2023
Application deadline (midnight local time): 17 May 2023
Job ID: []
Department: [[ILO Brussels]]
Organization Unit: ILO-Brussels
Duration of contract: 3 to 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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).
The ILO Office in Brussels represents the International Labour Organization to the Benelux countries (Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands) and to the institutions of the European Union, in particular the European Commission and the European Parliament. The office also keeps close relationships and dialogue with other EU bodies and agencies, such as the Europea Economic and Social Committee, as well as with the European social partners and a number of important actors in the civil society. It also participates in the work of the United Nations towards the EU.
• conduct research on various policy issues including the drafting of analytical papers and reports on issues related to ILO's activities;
• monitor and report on EU policy developments relevant to the ILO;
• prepare briefings on topics that are of interest to the ILO;
• assist in organizing events;
• attend conferences and meetings, prepare minutes and reports, assist in the preparation of input and presentations;
• assist in developing content for ILO-Brussels’ website, newsletters and social media channels;
• carry out ad hoc administrative tasks (10% to 20% of the time).
The candidate should be enrolled in her/his final year of a graduate degree programme or should have completed such a programme no longer than 1 year before the application, preferably in Political Sciences, International Relations, Law or Economics.
Any relevant work experience and knowledge of IT is considered an advantage
Working knowledge (both oral and written) of two of the ILO’s official languages (English and French), knowledge of Dutch is an asset
Ability to work in an international, multicultural and multilingual environment, good communication skills and ability to work in a team.
Have a strong interest in international and European social and employment issues, excellent editorial skills, and a basic knowledge of the ILO, the EU institutions and the UN system.
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.
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). 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.
The amount of the monthly stipend shall be established based on the level applied by the majority of the other UN agencies at the duty station or the net amount of the salary attached to level G.1, step 1 of the local General Service category salary scale applicable at the duty station, whichever is the higher.
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).
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.