WTO Program for Doctoral Studies Support - Scholarship

WTO Program for Doctoral Studies Support

PhD students from developing countries are currently welcome to do research at the WTO as part of the WTO Support Program, and the Secretariat works closely with their academic supervisors to offer them advice and mentoring. The goal of the PhD Internship Program, also known as the WTO Support Programme for Doctoral Studies, is to assist developing nations in strengthening their academic capacity to address WTO-related problems.

In brief

Opportunities for Internships at the WTO Secretariat
Duration of the internship: six months
There are several openings.
Essential prerequisites: PhD candidates
Nationality: WTO members and developing countries

Qualifications for WTO Support Program Eligibility

individuals negotiating membership who are citizens of a nation, a customs territory, or a WTO member state.
people who live in underdeveloped or least-developed nations (LDCs).
hold a PhD in international relations, law, economics, or a closely connected WTO topic, or an equivalent degree.
With at least 75% of their thesis writing completed, they are almost finished with their PhD program.
Work in one of the official languages of the World Trade Organization: English, French, or Spanish.

Benefits of a PhD Internship Program

A daily allowance of CHF 60 (holidays and weekends included).
The WTO pays for airfare to and from Geneva.
Health insurance must be arranged by interns.

Application Process for the WTO Support Program for Doctoral Studies

Applicants need to fill out an application and send in the required documentation.
It is not possible to apply for other secretariat positions after completing an internship.
External opportunities are open to intern applications.

Application deadline: March 15, 2024

Go to the official scholarship webpage.

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