Internship in Human Resources Development

International Labour Organization

Geneva, Switzerland

Experience: Internship

Skill Required: HR and Admin

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 to those with disabilities in the recruitment phase as well as during the internship to promote equality of opportunities. 

Would you like to learn about the people and their working conditions at ILO - how people get recruited, under which conditions they are employed and how the career progression is managed in the Human Resources Department? How to create value through Human Resources. 

If you are a strong communicator with a client-focused mindset and motivated to drive initiatives, the Human Resources Department can offer you an interesting and rewarding internship opportunity. 

As an intern in the dynamic Human Resources Development Department, you will be exposed to a whole range of exciting areas such as recruitment, training & development, job grading, organizational design, entitlements, employee relations, talent and performance management. 

You will gain experience in working with HR specialists who are: formulating and interpreting human resources policy; planning and administering career development schemes; advertising vacancies, interviewing and testing applicants and selecting the most suitable candidates; ensuring the timely and efficient filling of vacancies; carrying out job analysis and evaluation; implementing and administering systems for job grading; determining and administering conditions of service, staff regulations and rules, and eligibility to entitlements; administering the ILO's policies and regulations concerning the payment of salaries and allowances; evaluating and determining the specific training needs of the ILO; developing communication and implementing training programmes to meet identified needs; and establishing and maintaining relations with staff. 

Required profile:


  • Area of studies: Human Resource Management, Law, Business Administration, Psychology, Educational Sciences.
  • Applicant should currently follow a course of study (last year of Master degree or above), or have completed studies within 12 months prior to this application. 


  • Any relevant work experience in Human Resources would be beneficial as well as the ability to use standard MS office products (excel, word, powerpoint)


  • Applicants should have working knowledge (both oral and written) of at least one of the ILO's official languages (English, French or Spanish). Strong English skills (both oral and written) is required.