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Intern in communication support


Grade: Internship 

Publication date: 25 July 2019
Application deadline (midnight Beijing time): 10 August 2019

Vacancy no.: INTERN/CO-Beijing/2019/002 


Job ID: 1453 

Department: RO-Asia and the Pacific ILO ROAP
Organization Unit: CO-Beijing CO-Beijing
Location: Beijing  Beijing
Duration of contract:3-6 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


The ILO SCORE Programme is assisting governments, industry associations and trade unions in Asia, Africa and Latin America to develop export and domestic industrial sectors, with a particular focus on competitiveness and decent work in small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Its main intervention is SCORE Training, a practical training and in-factory consulting programme that improves productivity and working conditions in SMEs and helps them to participate in global supply chains.


The intern will be based in Beijing and work closely with the SCORE Project team to improve the project communication and support programming activities. The Intern will carry out the following tasks:

  • Contribute to SCORE communication and advocacy, support with the visibility and exposure of SCORE in public.
  • Maintain and update programme social media account on regular basis;
  • Produce social media friendly material based on case stories, events, reports etc.
  • Perform in-depth research, gather facts and interview the ILO and tripartite constituents on specific subjects to support production of SCORE programme information that is relevant, accurate and engaging.
  • Collect, compile and write up programme event information, and web publishing; the writing will be in journalistic styles that is interesting, accessible and readable to the target audiences.
  • Programming support, participate SCORE activities, assist with informal translation and interpretation and preparation of programme background material for briefing or sharing session of SCORE workshops.
  • Perform any required duty assigned by the ILO CO-BEIJING.


Candidates 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 Chinese


  • Specific skills in dealing with the multimedia and social media  
  • Specific skills related to the development of visual material (i.e. videos and photos), graphics and infographics, and related software 
  • Ability to write up event announcement, project news and activity information in English.
  • Ability to draft Briefing papers, meeting notes and documents in English
  • Good computer skills, including excellent knowledge of Microsoft applications
  • Ability to carry out assignments in accordance with instructions and guidelines
  • Ability to integrate and work in multicultural teams and a multicultural environment


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.