Application process and requirements
Applicants should have completed graduate and/or postgraduate studies or be in the final year of undergraduate studies. They should hold degrees in disciplines considered relevant to the ILO's work, e.g. international law, economics, industrial relations, political science, and the social sciences. Applicants should be able to adapt to an international, multicultural, multilingual environment; have good communication skills; the ability to work fairly independently or as part of a team; have initiative and flexibility. The selection of candidates for internships is completely decentralized to individual departments. The ILO does not have specific vacancies for interns. There is no list of internship vacancies. Internships are awarded by individual departments based on their needs and whether or not a candidate's profile meets those needs. Candidates are therefore advised to consult the ILO's web site to familiarize themselves with the work of the various sectors and departments and to submit a CV and covering letter directly to those departments which interest them most. Should there be a need for an intern in that department, the candidate will be contacted directly. For an internship in an ILO field office, please send your applications directly to the relevant office.