GSD students are required to do internships as part of their curriculum in International Relations. This is an ideal way for students to gain practical experience and apply theoretical knowledge to real-world issues.
In order to help students in their internship search, GSD has developed regular agreements with a network of organizations, benefiting from its Geneva location and the nearby presence of embassies, diplomatic missions, governmental agencies, NGO’s, multi-national private corporations, etc.
With more than 190 international organizations, Geneva is the preeminent diplomatic crossroads of our time. This gives student’s the opportunity to build an international network and gain valuable work experience in the fields of human rights, disarmament, investment, trade, international law, conflict resolution, and many other I.R. related fields. Moreover, student’s can also benefit from the enormous private sector presence in Switzerland.
The Geneva School of Diplomacy (GSD) helps the students tap into the tremendous potential of this city through practical, hands-on trainings that assist them to establish relationships with Geneva-based international organizations. You will leverage the resources of GSD to participate in a wide variety of internship opportunities that complement your studies.
Internship projects are approved by GSD in order to ensure that they complement the programme and the job aspirations of the student. This guarantees that students make the most of the opportunity to adapt their academic knowledge to professional life in their field of interest, to explore career paths, to acquire relevant hands-on practice, and to make important professional contacts.