The World Trade Organization Internship Programme aims to provide internship opportunity for post-graduate university students wishing to gain practical experience and deeper knowledge of the multilateral trading system. The Programme Only provide a limited number of positions for candidate, on a rolling basis all over the year.
Assignments given to interns are intended to enhance interns’ knowledge and understanding of the WTO and of trade policy more generally. However, the needs of the Division recruiting an intern will be paramount in determining the precise nature of assignments.
- Host Organization: World Trade Organization (WTO).
- Number of positions: Not specified.
- Duration: Minimum of three months up to a maximum of six months.
- Target group: Open to nationals of WTO Member states or Observer governments.
World Trade Organization Internship Programme Benefits
The programme will provide successful applicants with a daily allowance of CHF 60 (including week-ends and official holidays falling within the selected period). No other remuneration of any kind shall be paid.
Internships take place in Geneva, Switzerland only. Travel expenses to and from Geneva cannot be paid by the WTO, and such travel is not covered by the Organization’s insurance. Interns are also responsible for their own insurance cover for illness and accidents while they are working at the WTO.
World Trade Organization Internship Programme Eligibility
To be eligible for the World Trade Organization Internship Programme, candidates must have the following profile:
- Be a national of WTO Member states or Observer governments.
- have completed an undergraduate studies in a relevant discipline (e.g. economics, law, political science, international relations), and shall have completed at least one year of a postgraduate studies.
- have between 21 and 30 years old.
Candidates interested to apply for the programme must click on the apply button bellow, follow instructions on the page to fill the application form and submit it.
A list of suitable candidates is maintained from which interns are selected. In addition to the regular internship programme, the need may also arise to recruit interns at short notice for particular tasks. These recruits will also be drawn from the list. Names will not be maintained on the list for longer than one year.
There is no application deadline. Candidates are selected on a continuing basis, with no specific recruitment period. For more details on the World Trade Organization Internship Programme, please visit the official page.