WIPO offers internships in the following fields:
-Law / IP Law
-Economics / Statistics
-Technical Cooperation Services
-Administration (Finance, Human Resources, Procurement, Program planning)
-Other areas (Communications / Conference Services/Security...)
Completed first-level university degree or higher.
Graduates will be eligible to apply for an internship no more than two years after completion of their most recent university degree or postgraduate studies.
Proficient computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other relevant IT programs/applications).
Good analytical skills.
Excellent knowledge of English.
For most internships, excellent drafting skills in English are required.
Knowledge of any of the following WIPO working languages would be an advantage: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
Qualified candidates from unrepresented member states of WIPO and underrepresented geographical regions are encouraged to apply. Please visit our website for further information on the above.
Candidates are required to complete a cover letter / letter of motivation as part of their applications.
Interns are expected to work full time.
WIPO shall not be responsible for arranging travel, visas and/or accommodation nor shall WIPO cover any related costs. If necessary, WIPO may provide the intern with assistance in obtaining an entry visa.
An internship shall not, in any way, be interpreted as a commitment to future employment with WIPO. Interns are not eligible for employment on a temporary appointment or a non-staff contract for a period of two months following the end of their internship.
Candidates are requested not to contact us to inquire on the status of their applications. Only selected applicants will be contacted.
Please see our website for additional information on our internship program.