The UK Mission to the UN & WTO in Geneva represents the interests and policies of the UK at many international organisations in Geneva and is recruiting a highly motivated Trade and Economics Intern.
The internship offers a unique opportunity to contribute to the Economic and Trade team’s work to promote British and global prosperity through the rules-based international trading system.
The internship will offer insight into the economic diplomacy work of the UK Mission, work with counterparts in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Department for International Trade and the Department for International Development in London and the opportunity to learn about multilateral trade, aid for trade, the WTO and the UN.
The work is both challenging and rewarding. We often work under time pressure in a fast-paced environment.
This internship gives hands on experience with on the job training and evaluation.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
- Attending and reporting on meetings including at the World Trade Organisation, International Telecommunications Union and the UN Conference on Trade and Development;
- Coordinating visit programmes for senior visitors to Geneva;
- Providing administrative support to the team and wider mission;
- Providing desk-based research, at times working with the research/library departments of the relevant international organisations, namely the WTO.
Essential qualifications, skills and experience
We are looking for a highly motivated, flexible individual with excellent skills in communication and with strong interest in economic governance, international trade and global affairs;
Degree in economics, international relations, political economy or law and/or have practical experience in any of these fields;
Fluency written and spoken English;
Excellent organisation and planning skills;
Strong Research and Reporting skills;
Willingness to undergo a mandatory security check.
Desirable qualifications, skills and experience
- Master’s degree.