The intern will carry out full-time tasks in the ILO-NY Office. Duties will include:
• Assist with on-going review of UN agreed language on key ILO issues that are
reflected in the resolutions, outcome documents and agreed conclusions from the General Assembly,
ECOSOC and the various on key Committees and major conferences;
• Attend meetings and events, as assigned by immediate supervisor, to stay current on
issues and actions that are relevant to the ILO’s mandate and provide clear and concise briefs of
meetings and suggested actions;
• Undertake research on key issues for the production of statements and Talking Points
for UN meetings;
• Assist in the development, planning and implementation of events and activities at
the United Nations including producing event fliers, develop social media content, and advise on
• Provide communications support to meetings and initiatives to ensure that relevant
ILO materials are available and delivered to these events for distribution to participants;
• Assist in the development and/or sourcing of materials as well as its distribution
to key delegates from the Permanent Missions to enhance their understanding and knowledge of ILO
activities on relevant development issues;
• Support in organising and implementing technical briefings and outreach activities
for delegates of the Permanent Missions on key issues arising from the UN General Assembly;
• Assist in keeping ILO officials in headquarters and in field offices abreast of
developments at the UN, particularly major developments regarding the SDGs;
• Assist in information gathering and developing of content for uploading to the
ILONY’s web site;
The activities above should result in better overall awareness of the ILO’s work and
the Decent Work Agenda in the context of the UN system and enable the intern to
make tangible suggestions on the improvement of ILO outreach activities.
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills;
• Ability to work in a multicultural environment;
• Initiative, creativity, and flexibility;
• Fluency in English, both oral and written, is requisite. Knowledge of a second
official UN language is encouraged;
• Factual, clear and informative writing skills;
• Ability to work under pressure, and as part of a team comprised of people from
diverse national and cultural backgrounds;
Interns should hold or be currently enrolled in a Masters’ degree programme , including but not
limited to, international studies, economics, development studies, political science, law,
business, journalism, policy analysis and other relevant studies. This internship assignment
follows the rules and policies for internships that are consistent with the ILO’s Headquarters
CONDITIONS OF INTERNSHIPS
• The cost of travel, insurance and accommodation as well as living expenses, are the
responsibility of interns or their sponsoring institutions.
• Interns are responsible for making their own travel arrangements and for obtaining
the necessary passport and visa or other documents for entering the U.S.
• Interns are responsible for arranging their own accommodation.
• ILO does not accept responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness
incurred during an internship.
• Interns are responsible for procuring and maintaining their own insurance coverage
for illness and accidents while they are working at the ILO and a copy of documentation attesting
to such insurance coverage should be provided to HRD by each intern on their first day of
• 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.
Additional Requirements and Eligibility:
(1) Close relatives of serving ILO officials are not eligible for an internship.
(2) Candidates who have already worked at the ILO or participated in the Internship programme are
(3) Candidates must be available full-time.
Stipend: USD 2,000.00 per month
The ILO values diversity. We welcome applications from qualified women and men, including those
with disabilities. Applications from non- or under-represented member States would be particularly
Applicants will be required to provide an updated resume and a letter of introduction that
addresses the following issues: how you found out about the internship; what interests you most
about working for the ILO at the United Nations; what you believe you can contribute, and; what
your career objectives are over the next 5 years. Please limit your reply to 1 ½ pages of typed
All applications, which include a resume and letter of introduction, should be sent to Internship
Coordinator at the ILO Office for the United Nations
at firstname.lastname@example.org by 31 July 2021.
Applicants we be reviewed on a rolling basis so please respond early in order to allow adequate
time for process and review. Due to the volume of applications received, only shortlisted
applicants will be contacted. Virtual or in-person
interviews will be set-up for short-listed candidates.