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 means that there is a consistent flow of internship and job opportunities in all areas of the international field.

Our collaboration with public and private organisations in International Geneva provides students with exciting opportunities during their studies and after graduation.

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

The Interdisciplinary Masters Programmes (Master in International Affairs, Master in Development Studies) allow students to earn 3 ECTS if they intern. For more information, contact

IMPORTANT INFORMATION for students who would like to work during their studies


Non-Swiss nationals residing in Switzerland with a B permit classified as formation and whom have already received an employment offer in Switzerland need a work authorisation. Students should send a work authorisation request to the OCPM before the start of their job/internship and can work for a maximum of 15 hours during the academic semester and 40 hours during the official holiday

An exception can be made for students who are getting ECTS for their internship and who are on their 4th semester. Contact for more information.

Visit our work permits and administrative support page for additional information related to student work.

Online Job Portal

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



The Career Services team is here to help you. Visit us in person at the Student Services (ground floor, petal 1 across the reception desk) or send us an email: