The World Trade Organization Internships for the 2022 program under the directorship of Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala have now opened applications for interested and qualified graduates all over the world.
World Trade Organization Internships program provides an opportunity for post-graduate students from WTO member and observer countries to gain valuable experience from working at the WTO.
The WTO internships programs are schemed into three;
- The WTO Internship Programme is open to post-graduate students from all WTO members and countries or customs territories engaged in accession negotiations.
- China LDC and Accessions Programme (also known as the China WTO Accession Internship Programme).
- The WTO Support Program for Doctoral Studies.
Note; Both (2) and (3) are reserved for post-graduate students from developing countries and least developed countries (LDCs).
- Funding: $1860 Monthly Stipend
- Deadline: Open
- Level: Post-graduate.
- Type of Study: Internship
- Country: Switzerland
- Host: World Trade Organization
- Field: Any
- Nationality: WTO member states or countries.
About World Trade Organization:
The World Trade Organization is an intergovernmental organization that regulates and facilitates international trade. Governments use the organization to establish, revise, and enforce the rules that govern international trade. The WTO is the world’s largest international economic organization, with 164 member states representing over 98% of global trade and global GDP.
General assignments and Fields of the Internships:
- Assignments given to interns are 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.
- Many interns work in the following areas:
Trade law, Economics, Statistics, Trade policy, Languages
Administration (procurement, finance, human resources) Information, communication and external relations Information management.
Eligibility of World Trade Organization Internships:
To be considered for the internship, applicants must:
- Be a national of a WTO member state or a country or customs territory engaged in accession negotiations.
- have completed his/her undergraduate studies in a relevant discipline and have completed at least one year of his/her postgraduate studies
- Be at the minimum of 21 years old and a maximum of 30 years old during the internship.
How to Apply for World Trade Organization Internships:
- Applicants should submit their applications through the WTO external jobs platform and only Interns selected for interview will be 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 program is on an ongoing basis, with no particular recruitment deadline or period.
- However, there may be specific vacancy notices for internship positions requiring particular qualifications and skillsets published on the WTO’s e-Recruitment website.
- To proceed with your application, click on the link later provided below.
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- The internship period will be up to a maximum of six months.
- Interns will 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.
- Interns are open to apply for any external vacancies at the organization.