Applications now accepted for the ILO's Internship Program

The ILO, as part of its Internship Program, has interesting new internship opportunities coming up in a variety of fields.

The objective of the Internship Program is to provide talented 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.

Candidates are invited to consult the ILO’s online recruitment platform at:, where 49 different internship profiles have been posted. Applications may be submitted electronically from the platform and will remain open from 5 October 2018 to 16 October 2018 (23:59 CET). For your information, the next call for internship applications will take place in May 2019.

Kindly note the following eligibility requirements for internship candidates:

  • Applicants should currently be following a course of study (last year of a master’s 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.

NB: There is no age restriction.

Once a candidate has applied, his/her profile will be made available to the ILO departments/field offices 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.

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

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