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How To Apply For World Trade Organization (WTO) Postgraduate Internship Program


Applications are open for the World Trade Organization (WTO) Internship for post-graduate students from developing countries.

WTO Internship Programme provides an opportunity for post-graduate students from WTO member and observer countries to gain valuable experience from working at the WTO.

Internship Details:
​ 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.

The following are the areas of work

Trade law
Trade policy
Administration (procurement, finance, human resources)
Information, communication and external relations
Information management
Internship Requirements:
To be considered for the WTO Internship, you 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 least 21 years old and a maximum of 30 years old during the internship.
Internship Duration and Reward
The WTO Internship will run for up to a maximum of six months
Interns receive a daily allowance of (over $60) CHF 60 (including week-ends and official holidays falling within the selected period)
Medical health insurance coverage

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Required Documents
To apply, candidates must be ready to submit the following documents;

Application Form to be online
Statement of Purpose
Letter of recommendation
Academic transcript

Method of Application
Candidates should submit their applications through the link below

The granting of an internship does not entail the right to a vacancy in another part of the Secretariat. Interns may nevertheless apply for any external vacancies.

Deadline: Not Specified


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