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CUTS International, Geneva , a research, advocacy and networking non-governmental organization on trade, development and related issues, regularly seeks interns to work at its office in Geneva (37-39, rue de Vermont, 1202).

CUTS International, Geneva aims to contribute to the achievement of development and poverty reduction through trade and related policies by:

  • Creating a better understanding of development concerns in trade and related policies;
  • Enabling participation in trade and related policy making, particularly in Geneva and with a special attention to those presently excluded (e.g., NGOs, developing country participants, other key actors including civil society);
  • Stimulating interest of NGOs and other key actors in trade, development and poverty reduction; and
  • Bridging the gap in information and communication between the NGOs and trade and related policy communities.

Current areas of work in CUTS International, Geneva can be seen at The ideal candidates should be postgraduate students in Political Science, Economics, International Relations or related fields, with strong academic background from an institute of good repute. They should be highly motivated, and willing to learn and contribute.

Key responsibilities

The intern will be tasked with the following key responsibilities:

  • Research and writing assistance and inputs on issues related to ongoing projects;
  • Research and analytical assistance in relation to other activities of CUTS International, Geneva;
  • Assistance in the organization of events, meetings and other networking and advocacy activities;
  • Participation in and reporting on various meetings; and
  • Assistance in cataloguing & maintaining database & other documentation, and related administrative tasks.

Proficiency in both written and spoken English with good communication skills is essential. Knowledge of French will be an asset. The applicants should have legal residency in Switzerland.


These are unpaid internships. However, lunch and travel allowance may be provided on a case-by-case basis. More importantly the work offers great job satisfaction in a highly motivating environment.


There is no fixed maximum duration but the selected interns will be expected to work for a minimum period of eight weeks. Flexibility in working hours is possible.

How to Apply

Please apply through e-mail with detailed CV and a motivation letter of maximum 800 words to:

CUTS International Geneva Internship