About ILO

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) is devoted to advancing opportunities for women and men to obtain decent and productive work in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity. The primary aims of the organisation are to promote rights at work, encourage decent employment opportunities, enhance social protection and strengthen dialogue in handling work-related issues. In promoting social justice and internationally recognized human and labour rights, the organization continues to pursue its founding mission that labour peace is essential to prosperity. ILO helps advance the creation of decent jobs and the kinds of economic and working conditions that give working people and business people a stake in lasting peace, prosperity and progress.

ILO action targets four strategic objectives: fundamental principles and rights at work; employment promotion and income improvement; social protection and social dialogue. Emphasis is placed on capacity building of ILO constituents, law and policy advise, advocacy, knowledge sharing, training and pilot implementation activities. International labour standards, gender mainstreaming and tripartite cooperation are mainstreamed in all areas of action

In Indonesia priority areas of work are:

  • Stop Exploitation at Work
  • Employment Creation for Poverty Reduction and Livelihoods Recovery
  • Social Dialogue
  • Conditions at Work


Strong research and communications skills, an understanding of labour issues. A media background would also be an advantage.

Recommended readings include the latest ILO news, as well as the following articles:

  • Michele Ford. 2009. Workers and Intellectuals: NGOs, Unions and the Indonesian Labour Movement. Singapore: Singapore University Press/Hawaii University Press/KITLV.
  • Manning, Chris. 1998. Indonesian Labour in Transition. An East Asian Success Story? Cambridge. Cambridge University Press.
  • Hadiz, Vedi. 1997. Workers and the State in New Order Indonesia, London, Routledge.
  • Hadiz, Vedi. 2002. ‘The Indonesian Labour Movement: Resurgent or Constrained?’: Southeast Asian Affairs, pp.130-142.

Intern Duties

There are two project options for an intern at ILO- the first is working on the Education Skills Training Program. This would involve editing and reviewing documents, assisting with media and publications and report writing. The second is working on the Better Works Project which would involve more detailed research analysis, baseline surveys, and collecting and recording data.

Working hours

To be confirmed.


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Jakarta Pusat, DKI Jakarta 10250, Indonesia