Internships at Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations in Geneva
Welcome to the Pakistan Mission page on Internships.
We encourage you to please read this page carefully.
Mission offers a year-round rolling internship programme, enabling
eligible candidates to join in any given month including the summer
vacations (preferably for a minimum period of three months).
candidates may apply by filling out the application form and attach
necessary documentation including a cover note.
Please ensure that the application form is complete in all respects. Incomplete application forms will not be entertained.
internship program is designed in way that is mutually beneficial for
the Mission and the prospective interns. The nature of work is diverse
and demanding, requiring clear thinking, flexibility and good
internship allows you to take a closer look at multilateral diplomacy in
action as well as familiarization with important aspects of Pakistan’s
foreign policy. It offers you opportunities to explore career paths in
diplomacy, Foreign Service, public policy, international law,
international organizations and beyond.
Areas for internship
have limited internship opportunities for enrolled undergraduates and
graduate students. These opportunities are also open to fresh and
university graduates exploring career options.
the Mission is considering internships in these thematic areas under
the guidance of officers: Human rights, humanitarian affairs, arms
control, sustainable development, climate change and environmental
issues, health, migration, refugees, trade and development and
intellectual property issues.
are looking for individuals who possess oral, written, communication,
organizational skills, knowledge, leadership abilities are
self-motivated and demonstrate capability to work independently and
under pressure with limited guidance.
online application should be accompanied by a Cover Note, which may not
exceed 1000 letters. Please include the following details in the Note:
- Explanation of your interest
in the internship; why you are the most suitable candidate: Please
provide some examples of how you have used your skills (written, oral,
organizational or communication) for a successful outcome previously.
indicate your preferred area(s) of work at the Mission List three areas
of interest in order of priority (from areas indicated above).
- Degree/Diploma Programme (what are you currently studying or what have you studied?)
- Graduation date (when will you graduate or when did you graduate from the programme?)
- Knowledge of languages other than English.
- Level of IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in.
- Please attach two letters of reference from your college or university.
The interns are expected to:
- Attend, take notes and summarize record of meetings.
- Carry out research and analytical work under supervision of the relevant officer.
- Assist in drafting and preparing documents, statements.
- Monitor media and analyse current events of relevance to the area of work
Who is eligible?
internship is offered to Pakistani nationals, Swiss/EU country citizens
of Pakistani origin- Senior High School, College and University
students residing in Switzerland. (The Mission does not seek internships
from Pakistani students residing or studying either in Pakistan or any
other country due to administrative and visa issues).
are responsible for obtaining the necessary visas. As per policy, the
Mission does not facilitate issuance of visa(s) for internships for
applicants who are in a country other than Switzerland.
valid visa/resident permit holder is acceptable for internship with
this Mission and registration with UN Protocol. Under Swiss and UN
regulations, transit visa holders are not eligible for internships with any Missions accredited to the United Nations in Geneva.
normal duration of an internship is from three to a maximum of six
months. As a general principle, the Mission does not solicit internships
that are less than two months. All internships must be for a minimum
twenty (20) hours per week.
After an initial review, the Mission calls in the short-listed candidates for interviews.
internship is offered on an honorary /No remuneration basis. All costs
related to travel, medical insurance, accommodation, and living expenses
are to be borne by the interns.
may be eligible for academic credit from your educational institution
for the internship. Please check with your college/university.
The Mission expects high standards of professional and ethical conduct.
Formal acceptance and notification
the Mission has limited number of internship opportunities, these are
accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis and a final decision on
acceptance is based on review of applications, personal interviews and
requirements of the Mission at a given time.
candidates are notified through emails. The Mission maintains a roster
of applicants including those who are not able to make it at a given
time frame. These candidates may be contacted by the Mission at a later
Further queries about internships may be sent at firstname.lastname@example.org
Once your internship has been accepted, you would be required to provide copies of the following documents to the Mission. Incomplete applications forms will not be entertained:
- A passport size photograph may be attached with the online application.
- Valid Pakistani Passport with valid visas as indicated above.
Swiss/EU country passport or with Pakistani Passport (in case of dual
nationality) or National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP).
In case you don’t have a Pakistani Passport or NICOP, a copy of your
parents Pakistani Passport or NICOP may be provided to ascertain your
- In case you are
on a student visa, a letter of enrollment from college may be submitted
along with clear indication of graduation date.