The World Trade Organization (WTO) is pleased to announce the opening of applications for its 2023 PhD Internship Program for Developing Countries. This program is designed to provide promising doctoral students from developing countries with an opportunity to gain valuable research experience and contribute to the work of the WTO.
To be eligible for the WTO PhD Internship Program for Developing Countries, applicants must:
- Be a citizen of a developing country
- Be enrolled in a full-time PhD program at a recognized university
- Have a strong academic record
- Be proficient in English, both written and spoken
- Have a demonstrated interest in international trade law or a related field
The WTO PhD Internship Program for Developing Countries will provide interns with the following:
- A monthly stipend of CHF 3,000
- Round-trip airfare from the intern’s home country to Geneva, Switzerland
- Accommodation allowance of CHF 1,000 per month
- Health insurance
- Access to the WTO’s extensive library and research resources
- Mentorship from experienced WTO staff members
The application deadline for the WTO PhD Internship Program for Developing Countries is March 31, 2023. Applicants can submit their applications online.
Applications will be assessed by a panel of experts based on the following criteria:
- Academic record
- Research proposal
- Letters of recommendation
- Personal statement
- Interview performance
Notification of Results
Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their applications by May 2023.
Benefits of WTO PhD Internship Program For Developing Countries
The WTO PhD Internship Program for Developing Countries offers a number of benefits, including:
- The opportunity to gain valuable research experience in the field of international trade law
- Exposure to the work of the WTO and its role in the global trading system
- The chance to network with experts from around the world
- Potential for career advancement and leadership opportunities in international trade
The WTO PhD Internship Program for Developing Countries is a valuable opportunity for promising doctoral students from developing countries to gain valuable research experience and contribute to the work of the WTO. This program provides interns with the financial support, resources, and mentorship they need to succeed in their research and make a significant contribution to their field of study.
- The WTO PhD Internship Program for Developing Countries is renewable for up to one year.
- Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as the competition for this program is high.
- For more information about the WTO PhD Internship Program for Developing Countries, please visit the WTO website.