News and Media
Publication date: 11 October 2019
Application deadline (midnight Geneva time): 22 October 2019
Vacancy no.: INTERNROSTER/2019/2/GENEVA/28
Job ID: 1877
Organization Unit: DCOMM
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 only.
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 in the recruitment phase as well as during the internship to promote equality of opportunities.
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).
The Department of Communication and Public Information (DCOMM) is responsible for strategic leadership of the communication function at the ILO and provides support and expert advice to colleagues at HQ and in regional and country offices to help them communicate the knowledge, work and impact of the ILO.
This internship is in the News and Media unit. The unit originates and edits written material (press releases, comment, analysis and feature articles and statements) prepared for multiple audiences, including news media. It also produces content for social media. It arranges media briefings for key ILO reports and publications and is responsible, along with colleagues in the regional and country offices, for the ILO's profile in the media.
As an intern in the News and Media Unit, you will be exposed to a whole range of areas involving content production and dissemination through web, multimedia and social media.
You would be gaining experience in working with specialists who are involved in the following tasks e.g. website content production, media relations, social media, media monitoring and website analytics.
The intern would be involved in the following tasks:
Research and compile the internal daily news brief in collaboration with N&M communication officer.
Monitor the reach of N&M output.
Track upcoming N&M stories and progress.
Research and compile list of new outlets and channels for N&M content and regularly monitor external ‘world of work’ content.
Assist social media officer in day-to-day content creation, dissemination and monitoring.
Assisting in uploading content.
Interns should expect to devote 10% to 20% of their time to administrative tasks.
First level and Masters’ university degrees in communications, journalism, international relations, liberal arts or other relevant discipline, or its equivalent. 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.
Relevant work experience and knowledge of media and communications would be an advantage.
Working (both oral and written) knowledge of at least one of the ILO’s official languages (English, French, Spanish).
Adaptable to an international, multicultural and multilingual environment, good communication skills and be able to work in a team. Knowledge of Microsoft Office programmes, social media and analytical software, experience in research.
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 2245 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 2245 CHF per month. Your travel to Geneva will be at your own expense.
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.