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Apply for The World Trade Organization (WTO)2022 Ph.D. Internship Programme for Developing Countries


The World Trade Organization Support Programme for Doctoral Studies (also known as the Ph.D. Internship Programme) aims to support the development of academic expertise on WTO issues in developing countries. The WTO Secretariat invites doctoral students from developing countries to conduct research at the WTO and provides them with mentoring/advice in close collaboration with the students’ academic supervisors.

Benefit - Interns under the Ph.D. internship Programme receive a daily allowance of CHF 60 (including weekends and official holidays falling within the selected period). In addition, travel expenses (economy class airfare) to and from Geneva are covered by the WTO. - Medical health insurance coverage is mandatory in Switzerland, and interns are responsible for organizing their own health insurance prior to commencing their internship at the WTO.

Eligibility - The programme is open to doctoral students from Developing and Least-Developed Countries and customs territories that are WTO Members (or engaged in WTO accession negotiations). Government officials are not eligible to apply to the programme. - Applicants must be undertaking a WTO-related Ph.D. or equivalent in economics, law, international relations or other relevant disciplines. - Applicants must be in the final stage of their Ph.D. As a general guideline, a minimum of 75% of their thesis should be completed and submitted with their application. - If the thesis is not in one of the three official WTO languages (English, French or Spanish) this will reduce the likelihood of acceptance to the programme (which depends on the availability of WTO staff to serve as mentors). - Applications must be accompanied by a written recommendation from the applicant’s academic supervisor plus a letter from the university attended by the applicant confirming that he/she is registered for a Ph.D. degree. - Those who are accepted into the Ph.D. Support Programme will be requested to provide a medical certificate prior to the commencement of their residency.

Deadline Not Specified

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