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World Trade Organisation(WTO) 2022 PhD Internship Programme for Developing Countries

There are three internship programmes at the WTO. (1) The WTO Internship Programme is open to post-graduate students from all WTO members and countries or customs territories engaged in accession negotiations; (2) The China LDC and Accessions Programme (also known as the China WTO Accession Internship Programme); and (3) the WTO Support Programme for Doctoral Studies. Both (2) and (3) are reserved for post-graduate students from developing countries and least developed countries (LDCs).  

The internship programmes is designed to increase the diversity of the WTO.The 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.


WTO PhD Internship Programme

Application DeadlineNot Specified
Funding TypeFully Funded
TypeInternship
SponsorWorld Trade Organization (WTO)
GenderMen and Women
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Benefits of WTO PhD Internship Programme

  • Interns under the PhD Internship Programme receive a daily allowance of CHF 60 (including weekends and official holidays falling within the selected period). In addition, travel expenses (economy class air fare) to and from Geneva is covered by the WTO.
  • 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.

Requirements for WTO PhD Internship Programme

A candidate must:

  • be a national of a WTO member state or a country or customs territory engaged in accession negotiations
  • be a national of a least-developed country (LDC) or a developing country
  • undertake a PhD or equivalent in economics, law, international relations or in a closely related WTO discipline
  • be in the final stage of his/her PhD and therefore at the writing-up stage (75% minimum completion) of the thesis
  • work in one of the three official languages of the WTO, i.e. English, French and Spanish.

Application Deadline

Not Specified

How to Apply

Candidates who wish to participate in the WTO Support Programme for Doctoral Studies are invited to fill out the application form and submit the required documents.

For more details,visit WTO website


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