Internship in Green Jobs Research and Policy Analysis

International Labour Organization (ILO)

Geneva, , CH

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

You are applying to the ILO generic internship roster, which is published several times per year. The roster will be made available to all departments which will then select and directly contact suitable candidates only. In case you are not sure as to which profile suits best your background, kindly apply up to a maximum of three different profiles.

An internship with the ILO provides an opportunity 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 work experience with the ILO directly related to their field of studies.

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.

Description of Duties
Promoting sustainable enterprises is about strengthening the institutions and governance systems which nurture enterprises – strong and efficient markets need strong and effective institutions. It is also about ensuring that human, financial and natural resources are combined equitably and efficiently in order to achieve innovation and enhanced productivity. This calls for new forms of cooperation between government, business, labour and society at large to ensure that the quality of present and future life and employment is maximized whilst safeguarding the sustainability of the planet. The ILO’s Sustainable Enterprise Development Programme is a core element of the Global Employment Agenda which, as the employment pillar of the Decent Work Agenda, provides guidance for the attainment of full and productive employment
and Decent Work for all. The Enterprises Department’s work areas cover Cooperatives, Small and Medium Enterprises, Multinational Enterprises, and Green Jobs.

The ILO’s Green Jobs Programme actively promotes the creation of green jobs through research, international advocacy, capacity building, knowledge sharing and at national level through the provision of political and technical advisory services. These efforts create decent employment opportunities, enhance resource efficiency and build low-carbon sustainable societies.

Areas of learning:
As an intern in Green Jobs, you will be exposed to a whole range of areas such as conceptual approaches on environment – labour market interface; research and analysis on labour market implications of transitions to green economies; policies, tools and approaches to promote green jobs creation across various economic sectors and at industry and enterprise level.

You would be gaining experience in working with specialists who are involved in the following tasks: green jobs assessments at the country level; technical cooperation projects promoting employment creation in sectors such as renewable energies, waste management, sustainable construction; skills for green jobs and social inclusion and gender equality.

Under overall guidance of the Head, Green Jobs Unit and programme specialists, you would perform the following tasks:

Undertake substantive and editorial review of green jobs national mapping reports, for subsequent overall synopsis ILO report (to be published);
-Contribute to reviews and reports on resource management (e.g. water), climate change and the relation
with employment creation and transitions;
-Contribute guidance on green jobs assessments and policies in user-friendly format;
-Contribute to the preparation of project proposals and support to project implementation;
Support to the implementation of the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) including planning, country work plans, monitoring and communication.

Interns should expect to devote 10% to 20% of their time to administrative tasks.

Required Qualifications
Area of studies:
environment and sustainable development, environmental economics, labour studies,economics, social sciences, international development

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 and knowledge of environment and sustainable development question, labour issues, or economics.
Good knowledge of English (both oral and written). Working knowledge of another ILO official language would be an asset.
Adaptable to an international, multicultural and multilingual environment, good communication skills and ability to work in a team.
Additional Information:
Application process:

**Please note that only three applications per recruitment advertisement period are accepted. If you apply to more than three internship profiles, your application will not be considered for any available vacancies.**

Please complete the online application form, attaching a cover letter. In order to do so, please complete your profile first and submit your application. Then add your cover letter under the section of “my applications”. The cover letter needs to be attached to the roster to which you have applied. Please note that applications without a cover letter will not be considered. The more you can be specific about what you are interested in, the easier it will be for the departments to match their needs with your profile. Please also indicate your availability (e.g. proposed start date and latest possible end date). It is recommended that you submit your application prior to the deadline to avoid last minute technical glitches or delays.

Following a first screening by the Human Resources Development Department (HRD), departments will short-list applicants. You will be directly contacted should an internship matches your specific profile.

If you have not been contacted by any department within three to four months after your application, you can consider that your profile has not been picked by any department for this roster. Departments will use the roster for internships starting within the next 4 months.

Please note internships start on the 1st or 15th of any month for a minimum duration of three months and a maximum duration of six months.

Please only apply for an internship if you fulfill the following three 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).
(3) You are currently following a course of study (last year of Master degree or above), or have completed studies within 12 months prior to this application.
(4) You have working knowledge (both oral and written) of at least one of the ILO’s official languages (English, French or Spanish).

You should ideally receive funding for your internship through an institution (for example you university/sending institution or a foundation), to cover your subsistence expenses (in Geneva the stipend is estimated at 2,245 CHF per months). However, if this is not provided, you will receive this stipend to cover living expenses. Your travel to the duty station would 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.