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Intern (6 months)

Cairo (Egypt)

  • Organization: ILO - International Labour Organization
  • Location: Cairo (Egypt)
  • Grade: Internship
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  • Closing Date: 2020-01-03

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Grade: Internship 

Publication date: 04 December 2019
Application deadline (midnight local time): 03 January 2020

Vacancy no.: CAIRO/DC/Intern/2019/20 


Job ID: 2187 

Department: RO-Africa 
Organization Unit: DWT/CO-Cairo 
Location: Cairo 
Duration of contract: 6 months


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.


The ILO values diversity. We welcome applications from qualified women and men, particularly those with disabilities and from non - or under - represented member States. 


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 Decent Work for Women in Egypt and Tunisia project was designed to support ILO’s constituents, including the Government, workers’ and employers’ organizations to address the challenges women are facing in the labour market through a comprehensive approach that works at the macro, meso and micro levels and that tackles at the same time access to employment, entrepreneurship, decent work conditions, and social dialogue.


In its efforts to ensure full implementation of its activities while giving the opportunity to newly graduates to acquire a good learning experience, the project is seeking to hire a full time intern for a period of six months, starting from 02 January 2020.


The incumbent will support the project team ensure the day-to-day operational activities, and will perform its duties under the direct supervision of the Chief Technical Advisor of the Decent Work for Women in Egypt and Tunisia project.


Reporting lines: The Intern will report to the Chief Technical Advisor of the Decent Work for Women in Egypt and Tunisia project.

Main Duties and responsibilities

The Intern will perform the following duties:


  1. Support the project team ensure liaison with national stakeholders for the successful implementation of the workplan;
  2. Support the project team ensure the implementation of activities and monitor progress against the project work plan; this includes organizing technical meetings, training workshops, field missions and facilitating sub-contracts with implementing partners;
  3. Support the project team coordinate with the office’s different departments, when required;
  4. Support ILO’s mandate and duties beyond the confines of the project, including by liaising and coordinating effectively with other ILO projects;
  5. Perform other duties as may be assigned by the direct supervisor.

Enrolled in the final year of a postgraduate degree programme in economics, gender studies, political science, business administration or any related field


Excellent knowledge of English. Knowledge of French is an asset.

  • Good drafting skills. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Good computer applications skills.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Ability to deal with people with tact and diplomacy.


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. 


Selection process:


If shortlisted, you may be contacted by the field office 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 the field, you will receive a monthly stipend from the ILO based on the cost of living in the area of the duty station, 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 the appropriate stipend per month. Your travel to the duty station 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.


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 - - should be disregarded. In addition, the ILO does not require or need to know any information relating to the bank account details of applicants.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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