Advice from someone working at an International organization


kiko82

Hello to everyone!
Would like to know if anyone in this forum is currently working at an IIOO or has worked in one before. The thing is I want to know how hard it is to get a job opportunity or an internship posibility (especially at the WTO or WIPO). I really would love to work in one of those.

I have considered a lot of possibilities. As i am not from Europe, I thought of taking all my savings then go straight to Geneva, look for a room and try to find any job available (even if is not a law related job) at one of those organizations. Maybe an easier way is go to study my LLM to geneve, lausanne or other and only then look for a job.
Well as you can see i am clueless here so any help from anyone would be really helpful. I`m looking forward to your advices.
Best regards.

Hello to everyone!
Would like to know if anyone in this forum is currently working at an IIOO or has worked in one before. The thing is I want to know how hard it is to get a job opportunity or an internship posibility (especially at the WTO or WIPO). I really would love to work in one of those.

I have considered a lot of possibilities. As i am not from Europe, I thought of taking all my savings then go straight to Geneva, look for a room and try to find any job available (even if is not a law related job) at one of those organizations. Maybe an easier way is go to study my LLM to geneve, lausanne or other and only then look for a job.
Well as you can see i am clueless here so any help from anyone would be really helpful. I`m looking forward to your advices.
Best regards.
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simonesuch

Although your post is sort of 'old' if you have a real interest on the field this would still interest you.

i) DONT GO TO GENEVE WITH THE HANDS EMPTY!!!!
ii) Be aware that the fucking city is the second most expensive in the world according to some rankings. In my experience I can simply say that it is more expensive than NY or Paris but I had a cool time.
iii) Yes, a good strategy to get to either WTO/WIPO internships is to do the LLM in Geneva. That also gives you a two-year opportunity to find plenty of other internships in organizations you may never had heard before. The problem is that usually only WTO pays to their interns but if you are already an LLM in Geneva then that should not be a problem.
iv) Make sure WIPO is currently running an internship program.
v) WTO internships are super competitive. We are talking about hundreds of applications from around the world for a few places.

Although your post is sort of 'old' if you have a real interest on the field this would still interest you.

i) DONT GO TO GENEVE WITH THE HANDS EMPTY!!!!
ii) Be aware that the fucking city is the second most expensive in the world according to some rankings. In my experience I can simply say that it is more expensive than NY or Paris but I had a cool time.
iii) Yes, a good strategy to get to either WTO/WIPO internships is to do the LLM in Geneva. That also gives you a two-year opportunity to find plenty of other internships in organizations you may never had heard before. The problem is that usually only WTO pays to their interns but if you are already an LLM in Geneva then that should not be a problem.
iv) Make sure WIPO is currently running an internship program.
v) WTO internships are super competitive. We are talking about hundreds of applications from around the world for a few places.
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