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World Trade Organisation Internship for Graduate Students 2019 – Geneva

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) is offering internships in the Budget and Finance Section of the Administration and General Services Division.

Application Deadline: 22nd May 2019

Eligible Countries: All

To be taken at (country): Geneva

About the Award: The intern will have the following opportunities to:The intern will have the following opportunities to:

  1. participate in, and assist with, the day-to-day operations of the Budget and Finance Section. The WTO uses Oracle software (ERP system) for its financial management and reporting;
  2. analyse cost structures and develop cost-accounting procedures;
  3. participate in the documentation of procedures and drafting of policies related to accounting and control; and
  4. contribute to miscellaneous projects to be defined based on the needs of the section.

Type: Internship


  • Education: Interns must have completed their undergraduate studies in the administration, accounting and control discipline and at least one year of their postgraduate studies.
  • Knowledge and skills: Good Knowledge of excel suite (especially Pivot Table and Formulas) and of general accounting standards. Experience with Macros in excel would be a plus.
  • LanguagesExcellent speaking and writing skills in English or French. A good working level of the other language would be an asset.

Additional Information:

The official languages of the organization are French, English and Spanish.

Selection Criteria: Interns are recruited from among nationals of WTO members, countries and customs territories engaged in accession negotiations.

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Program:

  • Paid interns receive a daily allowance of CHF60 (including weekends and official holidays falling within the selected period). No other remuneration of any kind shall be paid.
  • Travel expenses to and from Geneva cannot be paid by the WTO, and such travel is not covered by the Organization’s insurance.
  • Interns are also responsible for their own health insurance while they are working at the WTO.
  • The WTO can assist with visa applications where necessary.

Duration of Program: 6 months (June to December 2019)

How to Apply: All candidates must complete an online application form (in Program Webpage Link below).

Visit Program Webpage for details

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