Prepare your international career in Geneva

Experience in-depth immersion into the world of international affairs

An education at the Graduate Institute prepares graduates for international careers in the public, private and non-profit sectors. With 30 international organisations, 250 NGOs, 172 diplomatic missions and 931 multinational companies in close proximity of the Institute, there is a consistent flow of internship and job opportunities in a diverse range of international work. The strong links between the Institute’s students that have worked in Geneva’s international community have left a positive impression for those going forward.


During your studies


Benefit from International Geneva's career and internship opportunities, networking events and occasions to connect with different employers, as well as individual career counselling sessions.


Career Services

Discover how we prepare our students for an international career using professional tools and offering a consistent flow of internship and job opportunities in all areas of the international field.


Career workshops on transferrable skills, job search tips, use of social media and more.

interdisciplinary masters: our practice-oriented programmes


Master in International Affairs and Master in Development  programmes include the completion of a Capstone Project, where students work with one of the Graduate Institute’s partner organisations, as well as professional skills workshops providing students with the professional tools necessary for effective analysis and ethical decision-making (Behavioural Public Policy, Communication and Presentation skills, Crisis Communication, Digital Communication Strategy, Evaluation of Development Projects, Personal Presence & Storytelling, Social Innovation Skills, etc.).


Giordano Neuenschwander, turned a Capstone Project from his Master in Development Studies into a career opportunity. He currently supports people with refugee or migrant backgrounds in establishing their own businesses through SINGA Switzerland.



Studies at the Graduate Institute are designed to provide a strong capacity for global analysis and strategic thinking. This enables students – particularly at the PhD level – to develop high-level expertise, making them well-equipped to work in one of the following fields or at their interfaces:

  • International cooperation, notably in national administrations working on international issues (ministries of foreign affairs, trade, economy, health, central banks, etc.), and intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations
  • International business, notably in multinational corporations, the finance sector, law firms, consulting and public relations agencies
  • Analysis of global issues, notably in academic institutions, think tanks, international foundations or the media


Key facts


  • One year after graduation, 98% of our graduates have a professional activity or professional training.
  • 50% of our graduates obtained their first long-term contract (at least one year) in less than three months after graduating, or even before they graduated. 
  • All master students gain prior professional or internship experience during their studies.
  • 50% of recent graduates start working all over the world.
  • Our graduates have gone on to have successful careers at thousands of institutions worldwide.

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