Global Internship Opportunities


Founded in 1919, the International Labour Organization (ILO) is the UN agency for the world of work. Rooted in a vision of social justice, the ILO sets international standards, advances rights at work and promotes decent employment opportunities for all.

The ILO strongly encourages the use of its online Internship Roster to ensure transparency in recruitment, to facilitate the pre-screening of internship candidates, and to demonstrate the ILO’s commitment to provide equal opportunities to interested women and men, including those with disabilities. Please note also that ILO Member States insist that the ILO improves geographical diversity among its staff.


The ILO's Internship Programme targets highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students who seek the opportunity to learn and to gain experience.

The Office uses a range of different contracts for persons it engages for daily, temporary and ongoing employment. Recruitment procedures and eligibility differ depending on the contract type, duration and other factors.


For the May 2019 roster, 48 Internship Programme profiles have been published. Applications will be received 01 May to 10th May 2019 (23:59 Geneva time).


If you are interested in working for the ILO, please consult the current vacancies which are updated regularly. To apply for a job, you will need to create an account, which will allow you to submit your application online. They do not accept CVs submitted via e-mail.

The Labour Law and Reform Unit has an opportunity for an intern. Please see below as to the relevant rules and procedures.