Communications Intern at International labour organization (ILO) in Bangkok, Thailand

  • Thailand
  • Apply Before : January 29, 2020

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 12292
  • Language Requirement Not Required
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded

Opportunity Description

General Information:

Category: Internship

Publication date: January 31, 2020

Application deadline: February 17, 2020 (midnight Bangkok time)

Vacancy Number: INTERN/BANGKOK/2020/01

Job ID: 2439

Department: RO-Asia and the Pacific
Organization Unit: RO-Asia and the Pacific
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Contract duration: 6 months (starting on the 1st or the 15th of a given month)

Terms and conditions and benefits:

The intern will be paid a stipend of USD 500 per month unless the intern receives finding through another institution such as a university or a foundation.

Insurance expense: the intern will be responsible for his or her own insurance coverage during the internship period and IOL takes no responsibility in this regard.



ILO internship program provides an opportunity for talented and motivated individuals to:


(a) Increase their understanding of relevant issues at the international level by engaging them directly in the work of the Office and the application of ILO principles, programmes, and strategies;

(b) Acquire practical experience with the ILO directly related to their field of study.

The internship programme is not intended to end up in having career in the ILO. There should be no expectation of further employment at the end of the internship period.


Please note that you can apply to a maximum of three internship opportunities during this application period and therefore more applications will not be considered. Also, early application is highly recommended in order to avoid being late.

The ILO highly regards diversity and welcomes a wide range of applications from qualified men and women, especially those with disabilities and mainly from non – or underrepresented member countries.


Background information:

International labour migration in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region has continuously increased over the past decades, with almost half of the ten million migrant workers being women. While women migrant workers are disproportionately represented in the domestic work and care sectors, women migrant workers are also found in large numbers in other sectors in ASEAN countries, including construction, agriculture, manufacturing, services and entertainment.

The positive experiences and contributions of women migrant workers can only be enriched if their immunity, labour and human rights are fully preserved. So, realizing women migrant workers’ rights and opportunities  in the ASEAN region is a part of landmark initiative called “Safe and Fair Program” aimed at eliminating violence against women and girls, a global multi-year initiative between the European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN) which is implemented through a partnership between the ILO and UN Women, in cooperation with UNODC, and by working with ASEAN Member Sates’ government authorities, staff, employers, civil society and other community-based organizations.

Hence the Communication Intern works within the framework of “Safe and Fair Program” at ILO and also in close collaboration with governments and social partners.

Interns’ duties and responsibilities

The Communications Intern will, under the direct supervision of ILO’s Chief Technical Advisor and the Communications Officer for the Safe and Fair Program, be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Assisting in preparing press release and news articles and developing original contents directed by several contributors;
  • Supporting the development and design of digital, web content, and materials for print;
  • Contributing to social media coverage of the Safe and Fair program activities
  • Helping in design, creation of text and editing short videos for audience development purpose;
  • Assisting in taking photos and videos in line with UN systems’ of photo use
  • Support in extracting analysis from researches and preparing factsheets;
  • Support in conducting trainings on communications to staff and partners;
  • Preparing draft presentations and briefs as assigned;
  • Participating in weekly meetings to report and provide inputs for overall communications
  • Being conscious of brand standards and guidelines and incorporate them into the activities assigned on communications
  • Contributing ideas to develop communications and visibility of the Safe and Fair Programme;
  • Constantly keep oneself up to date within Communications for Development (C4D) industry through colleagues, media, workshops, meetings and self-access learning resources; and

Eligibility requirements:

Please only apply for this internship if you have these criteria:

1: You have no close relative working in the ILO.

2: This is your first internship at the ILO.

Education level of applicants:

Candidates must be enrolled in the final year of a postgraduate degree programme, such as a master’s programme or equivalent or in a higher degree programme in a relevant technical field including mass communications, media relations, journalism, international relations, gender studies, international development or other relevant disciplines, or have completed such programme in the year before the application.


Any previous work experience in communications, labour migration, trafficking, violence against women or other related field would be a plus. Knowledge and experience of working with the ILO and/or UN Women departments and in the ASEAN regional is also an asset.


Excellent proficiency in English.

Competencies and skills:

  •  Excellent Microsoft Office skills;
  •  Intermediate Adobe Creative Suite (Indesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator) skills;
  •  Strong understanding of social media (Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and related apps) management and campaign development;
  • Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills, as well as organizational skills and being detail-oriented;
  • Experience in video editing would be an addition;
  • Familiarity with and interest in human rights and/or gender equality frameworks;
  • Ability to demonstrates initiative and to work independently and as well as a member of a team to meet programme needs; and
  • The availability to start working in February/March 2020 for a period of three to six months.

Working hours: 37.5 hours per week.

How to apply?

To apply for this internship opportunity, please follow the following instructions:

  1. apply online via the link below, complete your profile and candidacy for the internship.
  2. Be sure to attach a cover letter in the last section of the application, as applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

Selection process: the hiring unit will shortlist the applicants. If your profile and application match the internship opportunity, you will be directly contacted within six months.

The shortlisted applicants may be contacted for a written test or interview via communication technologies such as Skype, Video or teleconference email or etc.

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