Intern IGC

People make peace and security possible


The Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) is an international foundation serving a global community of individuals and organisations. Our mission is to advance peace, security and international cooperation. We provide the knowledge, skills and network for effective and inclusive decision-making.

One of the projects the GCSP hosts is the International Gender Champions (IGC) Secretariat.  The IGC is a leadership network that brings together female & male decision-makers determined to break down gender barriers and make gender equality a working reality in their spheres of influence. The initiative was launched at the Palais des Nations in Geneva in July 2015.  The network now numbers over 340 active Champions and 280 Alumni who are the heads of International Organizations, Permanent Missions, and Civil Society Organizations, in Geneva, New York, Vienna, Den Haag, Nairobi and Paris.

Do you share our values and commitments? Are you interested in joining our highly motivated and dedicated team of 90 persons? If you are entrepreneurial, results-driven and a team player who is dedicated to making our stakeholders live an unforgettable experience, you may be our future:


Intern, IGC Secretariat

(full-time - 6-months contract)

the position is based in Geneva



External Communication – 25%

  • Support with management of all IGC’s social media platforms: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Soundcloud and IGC Monthly Newsletters. Produce graphics, copy editing and editorial planning according to IGC’s brand guidelines and objectives.
  • Proofread letters and documents etc., for external circulation.
  • Support the improvement and maintenance of the IGC Website front and back-end and data management. This includes keeping the resource page up to date.
  • Support the coordination of in-person and online events.
  • Draft publicity materials on IGC events. IGC Geneva Hub,

IGC Geneva Hub, Admin and Membership Support – 25%

  • Work with the IGC team to support the sign up of Champions.
  • Provide governance and leadership needs to the IGC Geneva Steering Group and other Hubs as required.
  • Provide support to and answer queries of IGC Focal Points.
  • Keep IGC’s internal document drive organised and retrieve information effectively when required.
  • Other general duties may include organising finance and record-keeping

Thematic / Strategic Support – 50%

  • Assist in the development of activities, resources, communications and advocacy materials to advance IGC’s strategic priorities, particularly around gender-based violence and climate and gender.
  • Conduct research and draft news articles, reports, agendas and meeting minutes.



    • BA in International Relations, Development Studies, Political Science, Economics or other relevant fields.
    • Expertise and experience in project management, coordination, events, communication and gender equality
    • Proficient in English and French with excellent writing and editing skills; knowledge of any other language is an asset
    • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail
    • Good communicator and ability to build and manage interpersonal relationships and work in a multi-cultural team.
    • Social media and website management savvy
    • Ability to work with database applications (Excel and Airtable)
    • Ability to work autonomously with minimum guidance
    • Ability to manage multiple priorities meet short-and long-term deadlines
    • Good critical and creative thinking and analytical skills
    • Swiss, EU national or holder of a valid work permit


    If you see yourself undertaking this ambitious challenge, we are eager to receive your full application file (CV and cover letter) on [email protected] until 8 January 2024.

    The successful candidate will be expected to take up the position on 12 February 2024. The GCSP is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce and encourages applications from all qualified candidates regardless of age, disability, gender, religion, ethnicity and or social background.

    We thank all applicants for their interest. However, please note that only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.



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