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The WIPO Internship Program is open to students and young professionals from any region in the world with a background in IP or other fields of interest to WIPO, including science and technology, human resources, economics, communications, IT, translation, and international relations.

  • Guide to WIPO internship program PDF, Information on WIPO internships

Tips for applicants

  • Understand the requirements of the position you are interested in, and only apply if you meet them all.
  • If you are invited for an interview, come prepared. Familiarize yourself with the work of WIPO and the position you are applying for.
  • Be ready to share concrete examples and situations from your previous professional experiences that illustrate your ability to perform the duties of the job you are applying for.
  • We are committed to matching the best candidate to each role through a thorough review of all applications. Our recruitment process can therefore be lengthy as it involves several steps, usually including pre-screening, a written test, and a final interview with the Appointment Board. On average, it takes about 19 weeks between publication time and the final decision.

Our recruitment principles

  • For each post we seek to appoint the strongest candidate, who will meet the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity.
  • We select on the strength of candidates' qualifications, experience and demonstrated competences for the job.
  • We seek to recruit staff from as wide a geographical basis as possible.
  • We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all candidates who meet the minimum requirements, irrespective of gender, racial, ethnic or social origin, color, religion, belief, or sexual orientation.
  • We are committed to achieving gender balance at all levels of the Organization.

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