Intern in the Geopolitics and Global Futures Programme

Join us in transforming the world, one class at a time


The Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) provides forward-thinking and innovative solutions for policymakers and organizations concerned with international affairs, peace and security in today’s complex, globalised world. We are leaders in delivering executive education in global peace and security policy. More than 800 participants, from over 100 nations, from the public, non-profit and private sectors attend our courses every year.  We are an international foundation with 51 member states from across the globe located in the state-of-the-art Maison de la paix at the heart of international Geneva. We are also recognised as a cutting-edge, dynamic and impactful platform that facilitates dialogue and exchange in support of peace, security and international cooperation (learn more about us!).


At GCSP we pride ourselves on our multinational team of experts as well as an ever-growing alumni community of over 5000 international professionals with global influence.

Interested in joining our highly motivated and dedicated team? If you are entrepreneurial, results-driven and a team player that is committed to providing innovative ideas and ensure our stakeholders enjoy a rich and rewarding experience, you may be our future: 

100%, CDD 6 months (part-time during study periods is acceptable)


As a team member of the Geopolitics and Global Futures Programme you will be responsible and accountable for the following tasks:

  •  Preparation of documentation material, background readings, and other documents for the Programme’s Executive Courses.
  • Assistance in the preparation and conduction of Executive Courses organised by the Programme, including logistical support; possible attendance of some conferences, meetings or workshops.
  • Gathering of material to update our website and social media channels.
  • Administrative support, such as taking minutes, travel arrangements, and maintenance of databases.
  • Research and identification of potential participants for the Programme’s upcoming Executive Courses, and creation of a contact list.
  • Making suggestions for improvement; bringing innovative ideas and thinking to the section.
  • Actively participating in GCSP activities and discussions.

We are searching a creative and motivated self-starter to be an integral part of our team.

  • BA or MA in International Relations, Development Studies, Political Science, Economics, International Humanitarian Law, History, Philosophy, or other relevant field. Candidates with an MA are preferred, but outstanding candidates with a BA will also be considered.
  • Previous work or internship experience is preferred, preferably in organisations in the humanitarian, development, or international cooperation sectors.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English is required; knowledge of French and German is an asset.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suites is expected.
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to interact with colleagues of diverse cultures; respect for diversity.
  • Ability to work autonomously under guidance.
  • Swiss national or holders of a valid residency, student, or work permit in Switzerland.

This internship is remunerated.

If you recognise yourself in this challenge, we are eager to receive your full application file on or via our website until 8 December 2017.

The successful candidate will be expected to take up the position by January 2018 or at a date to be agreed upon. The GCSP is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages applications of qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious, ethnic and social backgrounds.