Internship & Job Opportunities

UNCTAD-UNIGE Sustainability Research Centre

UNCTAD_logoUNCTAD and the University of Geneva signed a new MOU creating a joint virtual research centre. The Sustainability Research Centre strengthens ties between the two institutions and will focus on research and events related to corporate social responsibility (CSR).

In the first phase, two students of the International Organizations MBA worked assisting with research for UNCTAD’s World Investment Report and its Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative.

Students who have been admitted to the IO-MBA program and paid their commitment fees can apply to a research position in the joint Sustainability Research Centre. This part-time position entails doing research under the supervision of UNCTAD’s CSR Focal Point, Dr. Anthony Miller, from September to July and take part in the preparation of UNCTAD’s yearly publication. The position is currently unpaid, but it can be done in lieu of the practicum and MBA project, which is otherwise done after the end of the academic year.

Oak Foundation

oak_new_logo_colour4IO-MBA has a partnership with Oak Foundation who offers a few paid internships to IO-MBA participants each year. Oak Foundation commits its resources to address issues of global, social and environmental concern, particularly those that have a major impact on the lives of the disadvantaged. With offices in Europe (Geneva), Africa, India and North America, Oak Foundation make grants to organizations in approximately 40 countries worldwide.

Practicum Opportunities

IO-MBA has a long-standing relationships with many other IOs and NGOs and works on a continuous basis with selected organizations, such as UNCTAD or the Oak Foundations
A partial list of organizations in Geneva that have welcomed IO-MBA students for their internship/consultancy IOMBA Master thesis: