Internships and Jobs

Many students use their time in international Geneva to explore different career opportunities, either by getting a part-time job or working as an intern during their studies.

Surrounded by 30 international organisations, 250 NGOs, 172 diplomatic missions, and 931 multinational companies, the Graduate Institute's strategic location and its collaboration with public and private organisations in Geneva mean that there is a consistent flow of internship and job opportunities in all international fields during studies and after graduation.

Career Services publishes the latest internship and job vacancies on a daily basis on our online job portal,  which is reserved uniquely for Institute students and alumni. The portal is password protected. Login information is available in our weekly career newsletter sent to your Graduate Institute email address.

Online Job Portal

We publish daily job and internship offers from the International Geneva and the private sector for our students and alumni.

EARNING CREDITS FOR INTERNSHIPS

 

Students in the Interdisciplinary or Disciplinary Masters Programmes can earn 3 ECTS credits if they intern during their studies.  Please be so kind as to fill in the internship proposal form and send it to your master's programme team by email 15 days before the start of your internship:

Interdisciplinary Masters: mint@graduateinstitute.ch

Disciplinary Masters: madis@graduateinstitute.ch

Although students can do multiple internships during their studies, it is only possible to receive ECTS credits for one internship.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR INTERNSHIPS ABROAD

 

Did you know? The Swiss European Mobility Programme (SEMP) provides funding for Graduate Institute students who participate in internships outside of Switzerland.

The amount sponsored is 440 CHF per month for the duration of the internship.

To be eligible, you must meet the following criteria:

  1. The internship must be outside of Switzerland, but inside Europe.
  2. The internship must be between 2 - 12 months in duration.
  3. The student must complete the internship on location, not online.
  4. The student must obtain credits for the internship.

There are a limited number of Institute students per academic year who can benefit from SEMP funding. Applications will be assessed on a first-come first-served basis.

If you have any questions, or if you have secured an internship abroad and want to apply for SEMP funding, please write to career@graduateinstitute.ch.