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Communication internship


Grade: Internship 

Publication date: 16 Oct 2019
Application deadline (midnight Beijing time): 20 November 2019

Vacancy no.: INTERN/CO-Beijing/2019/004 


Job ID: 1789 

Department: RO-Asia and the Pacific ILO ROAP
Organization Unit: CO-Beijing CO-Beijing
Location: Beijing  Beijing
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.


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).


Learning areas


  • Create and proofread written outputs, mainly Weibo posts
  • Edit images and videos with software for communication purposes
  • Categorize and manage digital materials and upload to ILO’s digital inventory
  • Translate materials from English to Chinese and vice versa if necessary
  • Collect news in labour area and distribute to concerned colleagues on a regular basis
  • Provide assistance/support to ILO activities and campaigns in China
  • Any other assignment required to support communication in the country, such as events set-up, media requests follow-up, etc...



Applicants must be enrolled in the final year of a graduate degree programme, or be enrolled in a higher degree programme, in journalism, public communications or creative writing, or any programme with similar relevance. Alternatively she or he should have completed such a programme in the preceding 12 months.


Working experience related to communications is preferred.


Excellent knowledge of English and Mandarine Chinese

  • Excellent command of English and Chinese, particularly good written skills in Chinese
  • Ability to use social media to communicate messages. Social media experience, particularly Weibo experience preferred.
  • Ability to use image and video editing software to achieve communication objectives
  • Show willingness to acquire new knowledge
  • Ability to work as an member of a diverse team, combining autonomy and team spirit

Ability to produce quality results swiftly


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:


You will be directly contacted should an internship opportunity match your profile. If you have not been contacted within six months after your application, you can consider that you have not been selected .  


If shortlisted, you may be contacted 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.