International Labour Office Internship Programme

May 18, 2015 Job Vacancies

We are pleased to inform you that the ILO, as part of its Internship Programme, has interesting new internship opportunities coming up in a variety of fields.

The objective of the Internship Programme is to provide talented young individuals with the opportunity to gain practical experience at the ILO. As part of our teams, working directly with outstanding and inspiring career professionals and senior management, ILO interns contribute to analytical work on the principles, programmes and strategies of the Organization; they also participate in important meetings and are exposed to high-profile conferences.

We would highly appreciate it if Permanent Missions could communicate the following information to Universities in their home countries whose students might be interested in this international and rewarding learning opportunity. Candidates are invited to consult the ILO’s online recruitment platform at:, where 30 different internships are posted in English, French and Spanish. Applications may be submitted electronically from the platform and will remain open until Monday, 1 June 2015.

Kindly note the following eligibility requirements for internship candidates:

  • Applicants should currently be following a course of study (last year of a Masters Degree or above), or have completed such studies no earlier than one year prior to this application.
  • Applicants should have a working knowledge (both oral and written) of at least one of the ILO 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

Once a candidate intern has applied, his/her profile will be made available to the ILO departments that may be concerned. Following a first screening by the Human Resources Development Department (HRD), departments will short-list applicants. The candidate will be contacted directly should an internship match his/her specific profile. The present internships on offer are all due to start within the next four months.

Kindly note that candidates that have not been contacted by the ILO within three to four months of submitting their application may consider that they have not been selected.

Should Permanent Missions require more information, please contact the Internship Team at the following email address:

We very much look forward to working with you in the future.