Internship in Sectoral Policies for Forestry, Agriculture, Construction and Tourism Workers | International Labor Organization

Paid Internship in Sectoral Policies for Forestry, Agriculture, Construction and Tourism Workers | International Labor Organization

Deadline: 1 December 2022

The International Labor organization (ILO) is looking for interns in Sectoral Policies for Forestry, Agriculture, Construction and Tourism Workers.

I. Requirements

  • You have previously studied or researched labour issues and challenges related to any of the following industrial sectors: Agriculture, plantations, other rural sectors; Construction; Food, drink, tobacco; Forestry, wood; pulp and paper; and Hotels, catering, tourism.
  • The candidate should be enrolled in their final year of graduate degree programme or should have completed such a programme no longer than 1 year ago.
  • You have no close relative serving in the ILO.
  • This is your first internship with the ILO (only one internship is permitted)
  • You should have working knowledge (both oral and written) of at least one of the ILO's official languages (English, French or Spanish).
  • Ability to adapt to an international, multicultural and multilingual environment, good communication skills and ability to work in a team.
  • You have any relevant work experience of the following industrial sectors: Agriculture, plantations, other rural sectors; Construction; Food, drink, tobacco; Forestry, wood; pulp and paper; and Hotels, catering, tourism, and
  • the ability to use standard MS Office products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint); experience in developing a database working with programmers would be an advantage.

II. Learning Area

You will be assigned to work with the FACT unit and would normally have the opportunity to work with more than one industrial sector within that unit. The industrial sectors for this Unit include:

Agriculture, plantations, other rural sectors; Construction; Food, drink, tobacco; Forestry, wood; pulp and paper; and Hotels, catering, tourism.

You would work alongside FACT sectoral specialists to:

  • Help to service international meetings that build dialogue and consensus among sectoral constituents in relation to emerging topics of special importance for sectors;
  • Help to develop and share knowledge on emerging trends and challenges at industry level through the collection and analysis of sector-specific data, focused research, and publication of reports and working papers;
  • Assist in promotion and support the implementation of international labour standards, with particular attention given to those of a sectoral nature;
  • Assist in the preparation of communication and advocacy materials related to the promotion of decent work in different economic sectors;
  • Assist in strengthening the capacity of governments, employers' and workers' organizations to advance the decent work agenda at country level, through development cooperation, advice and training; and
  • Participate in the promotion of policy coherence on key sectoral issues, through strategic partnerships with other United Nations agencies and multilateral organizations.

Interns would also support the work of the Department as a whole. Interns should expect to devote 10 to 20 per cent of their time to administrative tasks.

III. Benefits

  • ILO Internship Programme provides an opportunity for talented individuals to 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; and gain practical experience with the ILO directly related to their field of study.
  • 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.

IV. Please Note:

  • 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 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.
  • Your travel to the duty station will be at your own expense.


V. How to apply?

  • Search for an internship profile via the page on ILO Jobs 
  • Select the internship profile you would like to apply for, and create a profile on ILO Jobs 
  •  Complete your candidate profile and apply to the internship profile
  • Be sure to attach a cover letter in the last section of the application. 
  • If you are unable to complete the online application form due to a disability, please send an email to [email protected]

V. Fraud warning:

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.

For More information please read the official call