We would like to inform you that the International Labour Organization (ILO) has new interesting internship opportunities coming up in a variety of fields. The ILO is the United Nations agency devoted to advancing opportunities for women and men to obtain decent and productive work in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity. Its main aims are to promote rights at work, encourage decent employment opportunities, enhance social protection and strengthen dialogue in handling work-related issues.


The ILO is the only “tripartite” United Nations agency in that it brings together representatives of governments, employers and workers to jointly shape policies and programmes. The ILO is the global body responsible for drawing up and overseeing international labour standards. Working with its 184 member States, the ILO seeks to ensure that labour standards are respected in practice as well as principle.

Master’s students interested in this international and rewarding learning opportunity are invited to consult our roster, 41 different internship profiles are available. These profiles are posted on the ILO website (in English, French and Spanish), the applications are open from 06 January 2017 to 15 January 2017 and can be found at: https://erecruit.ilo.org/publi c/index.asp


Once a candidate has applied, his/her profile will be available for consultation by all the ILO departments. Following a first screening by the Human Resources Development Department (HRD), departments will short-list applicants. The departments will directly contact the intern if there is an interest in his/her application.


Please kindly note, if the candidate has not been contacted by any department within four months after his/her application, s/he can consider that his/her profile has not been picked by any department for this roster. Departments will use the roster for internships starting within the next 4 months.


Thank you for circulating the link to interested students.


Note that they should fulfill the following minimum criteria:

·         Applicant should currently follow a course of study (last year of Master degree or above), or have completed such studies no earlier than one year prior to this application.


·         Applicants should have working knowledge (both oral and written) of at least one of the ILO’s official languages (English, French or Spanish).


·         Candidates should be adaptable to an international, multicultural and multilingual environment, have good communication skills and be able to work in a team.


NB: There is no age restriction