Apply now to the Internship Programme of the WTO and fly to Geneva!

The World Trade Organization offers the possibility to attend an Internship Programme to post-graduates students! Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity! Apply now!


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Organization: The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. At its heart are the WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by the bulk of the world’s trading nations and ratified in their parliaments. The goal is to ensure that trade flows as smoothly, predictably and freely as possible. The WTO has many roles: it operates a global system of trade rules, it acts as a forum for negotiating trade agreements, it settles trade disputes between its members and it supports the needs of developing countries.  While the WTO is driven by its member states, it could not function without its Secretariat to coordinate the activities. The Secretariat employs over 600 staff, and its experts — lawyers, economists, statisticians and communications experts — assist WTO members on a daily basis to ensure, among other things, that negotiations progress smoothly, and that the rules of international trade are correctly applied and enforced. Roberto Azevêdo is the sixth Director-General of the WTO. His appointment took effect on 1 September 2013 for a four-year term. In February 2017, WTO members agreed to appoint Mr Azevêdo for a second four-year term, starting on 1 September 2017


Duty Station: Geneva


Open To: Post-graduate students from WTO member and observer countries


Timeframe: Up to a maximum of six months


Deadline: Open and the recruitment for the traineeship programme is on an ongoing basis.


Job description: The WTO Internship Programme is intended to enhance the individual's understanding of the WTO and of trade policy more generally. However, internships include opportunities in other specialist areas, such as finance, human resources, language services, IT and communications. The division to which the intern is assigned determines the precise nature of the work to be undertaken


Qualifications: The ideal candidate should meet the following requirements:

- Being a national of a WTO member state or a country or customs territory engaged in accession negotiations;

-Having completed his/her undergraduate studies in a relevant discipline (Economics, Trade Law, Statistics, Trade Policy, Languages, Information Management, Administration and Information Communication and External Relations) and having  completed at least one year of his/her postgraduate studies;

-Having a proficiency in English;

-Having at least 21 years old and a maximum of 30 years old during the internship;

Wage/fees: Interns receive a daily allowance of CHF 60 (including weekends and official holidays falling within the selected period)


Application process: To apply it is necessary to submit an application through This Link  and only candidates selected for an interview are contacted


Useful Information: 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 for participants in internships. Individuals can either take out their own insurance or opt to be insured by the WTO's insurance arrangement, which costs approximately USD 36.62 per month


Useful links:

Link to the Offer


World Trade Organization


Contact Information: For any kind of information please visit the Following Page


edited by Maria Luisa Briguglio


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