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Internships

Opportunities for meaningful internships in international organizations abound in Geneva. Students enrolled in the Geneva International Internship Semester program are required to participate in an internship and receive priority placement. Students on Track B are welcome to apply as well, and to participate in a part-time internship or volunteer opportunity.

Internship placements are available at many types of international organizations and NGOs, and cover a broad spectrum of issues from an international perspective, including politics, labor, international relations, human rights, peace and disarmament, environment and sustainable development, public health, trade, culture, education and mediation, and conflict resolution.

Internship placement for all tracks is done exclusively through the program’s Director and Internship Coordinator. Specific placements cannot be promised, but every effort will be made to place students in appropriate internship positions.

Internship Statement

To aid in making placements, students who wish to intern should include a one-page internship statement with their application materials. Internship statements should detail the goals for the internship, the skills the student will bring to an organization and those s/he hopes to develop, and the type of organization s/he hopes to work with.

Courses and Credit

Academic credit is not awarded for internships. Track A students earn credit by completing the coursework described in the Curriculum.

Internships In Geneva

Read two news articles about previous students and their internships:


Internship possibilities for 2014-15: