Tuesday, 17 January 2017

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ILO Brussels : Global labour issues internship

The ILO-Brussels Office is looking for an intern to join its team for a period of five months (1 March - 31 July 2017). The internship offers excellent learning opportunities and exposure.
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The ILO-Brussels Internship Programme
The internship is meant for enthusiastic young men and women looking for work experience in an international affairs environment based in Brussels.

The purpose of granting internship is threefold:

  1. to enable carefully selected graduate students to participate in the multicultural and intergovernmental work of the ILO;
  2. to offer the opportunity to the participants to acquire knowledge of the ILO's environment and to deepen their understanding of the ILO's goals, policies and activities;
  3. to enable the ILO-Brussels office to benefit from the assistance of persons with relevant knowledge and skills in areas within the scope of the mandate of the ILO.
Tasks will include:
  • research on various policy issues including the drafting of analytical papers and reports on issues related to ILO's activities;
  • monitor and report on EU policy developments relevant to the ILO;
  • assist in organizing events, attend conferences and meetings, prepare minutes and reports, assist in the preparation of input and presentations;
  • assist in developing content for the ILO-Brussels website ;
  • provide administrative support and assistance;
  • carry out any other tasks relating to the work of the Office, as requested by the Director of the ILO-Brussels Office.
Eligibility and prerequisites 
Applicants must:
  • be in their last year of a master degree or above, or have completed their studies no earlier than one year prior to this application preferably in Political Science, International Relations, Law or Economics;
  • have a strong interest in international and European social and employment issues and a basic knowledge of the ILO, EU institutions and the UN system;
  • be proficient in English and have a very good knowledge of French; knowledge of Dutch would be an asset;
  • have excellent editorial skills;
  • be computer literate;
  • have an adequate health insurance.
Candidates can apply for an ILO internship only if:
  • They have no close relative serving in the ILO;
  • This is their first and only internship with the ILO.
  • 5-month internship (1st March 2017 – 31st July 2017);
  • Full-time position of 40 hours per week (9:00 am -1:00 pm – 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm);
  • 2,5 days of leave per month of work;
  • Monthly compensation of 740,00 € which comprises a stipend of 700,00 € and the sum of 40,00 € as a contribution towards the cost of medical insurance to cover the period of the internship;
  • When an intern is financially supported by an institution, the ILO shall, subject to the rules of such institution, pay the intern the difference, if any, between the external financial support and the applicable ILO stipend.
Application procedure

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