Federal Department of Foreign Affairs

Internship at the Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the UN

Job Description
As an intern you will work closely with members of the Mission in a variety of fields. You will be fully integrated into the Swiss delegation and receive an opportunity to experience firsthand the workings of the United Nations, diplomatic representations of partner countries, and civil society organizations. Your specific job description will be based on the Mission’s mandate and its needs. Whenever possible, your personal interests will be taken into account. Remuneration for the position is US$1500/month gross. All positions are full time and last for four months.

Dates of internships


Previous professional experience related to the work of the Mission is not required. Internships within the Federal Administration (and/or other) must not extend the duration of 12 months, including the internship at the Swiss Mission to the UN in New York. Candidates should not have gained prior work experience in either major or minor subject.

Application process
Applications must include:

We particularly welcome applications from female candidates and candidates from the francophone and italophone parts of Switzerland.

Pre-selected applicants will be contacted no later than 4 weeks after the application deadline. They will have to complete a short written aptitude test for the final selection approx. 6 weeks after the application deadline. Selected applicants will receive confirmation approx. 8 to 9 weeks after the application deadline.
We will not engage in any correspondence during the selection process.

Applications for internships should be sent to:  PTG@eda.admin.ch