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Gain international work experience interning at a local, non-governmental, or international organization in Geneva. Considering the strengths of the location, many UC students in Geneva work on projects related to human rights, international trade, communication, and global health.

Key Facts

  • This is a full-time internship program
  • The internship occurs in the summer - select the spring plus summer term when you apply
  • To secure an internship, you will need a resident permit (the University of Geneva will assist with this)
  • Internships may require an additional visa process


You can intern in English or French. The language expectation varies by placement.


No course is required, but to receive academic credit you’ll have regular meetings with an internship supervisor and a final project or paper. You'll receive detailed instructions on how to get credit for your internship after you apply to the program.

  • Pass/no pass credit


To arrange your internship, you’ll receive a list of organizations and advice. It will be up to you to find an internship provider and request an interview. You make most of the arrangements after arrival. 


Get an Award

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Scoring academic credit while learning real-world skills during an internship is just the start. After your program ends, you can apply for an award. You’ll focus on the marketable skills you gained—an ideal addition to your résumé.



Learn About Internship Awards