Conference Internship - Written task


The logo of ILGA World is a globe divided into 6 parts, representing our 6 regions, each of them with a different colour of the Pride flag

Dear internship applicant,

Thank you for taking your time to apply for the position of the conference support intern at ILGA World. We would like to invite you to complete the below written assignment as part of our recruitment process. Applicants who successfully pass this task stage will be invited for the next step, an interview.

This assignment was designed to evaluate your skills and help us understand your approach in situations relevant to this role.

Please answer the 3 questions below by the 23rd of April 2021 9:00 AM CEST.

You will receive our communication about the results of this stage of the recruitment process by Monday 26 March 2021 (end of day – Central European Summer Time). Interviews with the candidates who will be shortlisted are expected to take place between 27 and 30 April 2021.

If you need any clarification about the written task, please don’t hesitate to contact me by emailing

Best of luck with the assignment,

Paula Klik

Events and Membership Officer at ILGA World

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Writing task
One of tasks of the conference intern will be to assist a conference participants with disabilities. Imagine a scenario where one of our scholars (scholarship recipients) has a visual impairment. How would you approach and arrange the support for this person throughout their conference experience (from the time they received information they have been granted the scholarship, through visa application process, travelling to Los Angeles/Long Beach, when they arrive at the conference venue, throughout the conference, on the way back home and afterwards)?

max. 300 words

For all participants coming to the conference we will need to prepare a logistical note -a document explaining basic information that will be useful to them when arriving in Los Angeles/Long Beach and at the conference venue. In bullet points, please indicate the information that will need to be covered for ILGA World-sponsored participants (scholars, staff and board members).

Max. 300 words

Participants sponsored by ILGA World to attend the conference (scholars, staff, board members and invited guests) receive a DSA (daily subsistence allowance). This sum is to cover any additional meals, public transport cost, any additional small expenses. To avoid handling large amounts of cash, how could we make DSA available for the participants travelling and arriving in Los Angeles/Long Beach. Take into consideration participants coming from countries where they might not have bank accounts or receiving money from international LGBTI organisation might be putting them in danger from local authorities. What other challenges could we anticipate?

Max. 300 words

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