The WIPO Internship Program is open to students and young professionals from any region in the world that have a background in intellectual property or other related fields of interest to WIPO, such as science and technology, finance, human resources, economics, communications, IT, translation, international relations etc.
An internship provides an excellent opportunity to young graduates and future IP professionals to learn about the Organization, and to complement their educational experience through practical work. WIPO itself also benefits from the assistance of young interns specialized in various professional fields.
Interns under this scheme are recruited as follows:
Category I: Undergraduate students (applicants enrolled in the 2nd year of studies in a two-year 1st degree programme, or applicants enrolled in the 3rd year of studies in a three-year 1st degree programme) for a maximum duration of two to three months primarily during the summer period or the school break.
Category II: Postgraduate students or young professionals for an initial period of three months, which may be extended to a maximum of six months, if justified by the specific needs of the employing Division/Department.
The minimum requirements for consideration for the WIPO intern scheme are the following:
- Age: minimum 18 years up to 32 years.
- Undergraduate or post-graduate students at the time of application.
- Very good knowledge of English or French.
- Proficient computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other relevant IT programs/applications).
- A demonstrable track record of achievement, supported by copies of diplomas or certificates from University and other specialized institutions.
Applicants are requested to submit their applications, CV and cover letter to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a temporary measure until the online applications are available.