World Trade Organisation Internship Program for Postgraduate Students [Paid Internship]

Applications are hereby invited from interested and suitably qualified individuals to take advantage of World Trade Organisation Internship Program available for Postgraduate Students. This Programme provides an opportunity for post-graduate students from WTO member and observer countries to gain valuable experience from working at the WTO.

The WTO Secretariat maintains a variety of internship programmes for post-graduate students. Internship selections are based on merit, taking account of eligibility criteria, academic qualifications and expertise.


  • Organisation: World Trade Organisation (WTO)
  • Internship Location: WTO Secretariat
  • Internship Duration: Up to a maximum of six months
  • Available Slot: Several
  • Basic Qualifications: Postgraduates
  • Nationality: WTO member Countries

Also Apply: World Bank IFC Global Internship Program for Graduates 2024 

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for World Trade Organisation Internship Program, applicants must fulfil the following:

  • Applicants must be a national of a WTO member state or a country or customs territory engaged in accession negotiations
  • Applicants must have completed his/her undergraduate studies in a relevant discipline and have completed at least one year of his/her postgraduate studies
  • Applicants must be at least 21 years old and a maximum of 30 years old during the internship.

Internship Benefits

  • Interns receive a daily allowance of CHF 60 (including week-ends and official holidays falling within the selected period).
  • Travel expenses to and from Geneva cannot be paid by the WTO, and such travel is not covered by the Organization’s insurance.
  • Medical health insurance coverage is mandatory in Switzerland, and interns are responsible for organizing their own health insurance prior to commencing their internship at the WTO.

Equally Check: AMREF Graduate Internship Opportunities for Young Africans

Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: Candidates seeking for World Trade Organisation Internship Program  should submit their applications through the WTO external jobs platform and only candidates selected for interview are contacted.

The system provides instructions for online application procedures. A roster of suitable candidates is maintained from which interns are selected. Suitable applications are maintained on the roster for one year.

Intake to the WTO Internship Programme is on an ongoing basis, with no specific recruitment period. However, there may be specific vacancy notices for internship positions requiring particular qualifications and skillsets published on the WTO’s e-Recruitment website.

Application Deadline: Not Specified

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