Publication date: 02 October 2023
Application deadline (midnight Geneva time): 16 October 2023
Department: Human Resources Development
Organization Unit: HRD
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Duration of contract: 3 to 6 months (starting on the 1st or the 15th of a given month)
You are applying to the ILO generic internship roster, which is published several times per year. The roster will be made available to all departments and field offices, which will then select and directly contact suitable candidates. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, the ILO does not inform candidates about the status of their application.
ILO Internship Programme provides an opportunity for talented individuals to:
(a) increase understanding of relevant issues at the international level by involving them directly in the work of the Office and the application of ILO principles, programmes and strategies;
(b) gain practical experience with the ILO directly related to their field of study.
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.
**Please note that you can apply to a maximum of three internship profiles during the current application period. If you apply to more than three internship profiles, your application will not be considered for any profile.** Note that you may withdraw your candidature at any time via the Jobs Applied section of your profile.
It is highly recommended that you submit your application as soon as possible to avoid last minute technical issues or delays. Late applications will not be considered.
The ILO values diversity. We welcome applications from qualified women and men, particularly those with disabilities and from non- or under- represented member States. If needed, reasonable accommodation will be provided to those with disabilities in the recruitment phase as well as during the internship to promote equality of opportunities. If you are unable to complete our online application form due to a disability, please send an email to email@example.com
Please only apply for an internship if you fulfil the following two criteria:
(1) You have no close relative serving in the ILO.
(2) This is your first internship with the ILO (only one internship is permitted).
Would you like to learn about the people and their working conditions at ILO – how people get recruited, under which conditions they are employed and how the career progression is managed in the Human Resources Department? How to create value through Human Resources?
If you are a strong communicator with a client focused mind set and motivated to drive initiatives, the Human Resources Department can offer you an interesting and rewarding internship opportunity.
As an intern in the dynamic Human Resources Development Department, you will be exposed to a whole range of exciting areas such as recruitment, training & development, job grading, organizational design, entitlements, employee’s relations, talent- and performance management.
You will gain experience in working with HR specialists who are: formulating and interpreting human resources policy; planning and administering career development schemes; advertising vacancies, interviewing and testing applicants and selecting the most suitable candidates; ensuring the timely and efficient filling of vacancies; carrying out job analysis and evaluation; implementing and administering systems for job grading; determining and administering conditions of service, staff regulations and rules, and eligibility to entitlements; administering the ILO’s policies and regulations concerning the payment of salaries and allowances; evaluating and determining the specific training needs of the ILO; developing communication and implementing training programmes to meet identified needs; and establishing and maintaining relations with staff.
Interns should expect to devote 10% to 20% of their time to administrative tasks.
Human Resource Management, Labor Relations, Law, Business Administration, Psychology, Educational Sciences.
Applicant should currently follow a course of study (last year of Master degree or above), or have completed studies within 12 months prior to this application.
Any relevant work experience in Human Resources would be beneficial as well as the ability to use standard MS office products (excel, word, powerpoint).
Good knowledge of Microsoft office programmes, in particular Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Knowledge on statistical data analysis and/or web design would be an advantage. Good drafting, analytical and research skills. Ability to take initiatives.
You should have working knowledge (both oral and written) of at least one of the ILO’s official languages (English, French or Spanish).
Adaptable to an international, multicultural and multilingual environment, good communication skills and be able to work in a team.
How to apply:
1. Search for an internship profile via the page on ILO Jobs
2. Select the internship profile you would like to apply for, and create a profile on ILO Jobs
3. Complete your candidate profile and apply to the internship profile
4. Be sure to attach a cover letter in the last section of the application, as applications without a cover letter will not be considered and you cannot attach a cover letter after the deadline.
Following a first screening by the Human Resources Development Department (HRD), hiring departments will short-list applicants. You will be directly contacted should an internship opportunity match your profile. If you have not been contacted by any department within six months after your application, you can consider that you have not been selected by any department for this roster. If still eligible, you may apply to the next roster.
If shortlisted, you may be contacted by the hiring department for a written test and/or interview. The ILO may use communication technologies such as Skype, Video or teleconference, e-mail, etc for the assessment and evaluation of candidates.
As an intern in Geneva, you will receive a stipend of 2450 CHF per month from the ILO, unless you receive funding through another institution (for example your university or a foundation). If you receive partial funding, ILO will cover the difference to ensure you receive 2450 CHF per month. Your travel to Geneva will be at your own expense. In addition to the amounts referred above, each intern shall receive the amount of CHF45 per month, or the equivalent amount in the currency in which the monthly stipend is paid, which is a contribution from the Office towards the cost of medical insurance to cover the period of the internship.
Please note that the ILO does not take responsibility for any costs arising from accidents and/or illness incurred during the internship. You will be responsible for your own insurance coverage for illness and accidents for the duration of the internship at the duty station (whether Geneva or the field).
The ILO does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process whether at the application, interview, processing or training stage. Messages originating from a non ILO e-mail account – @ilo.org – should be disregarded. In addition, the ILO does not require or need to know any information relating to the bank account details of applicants.