The 2023 WTO Network and Telecom Engineer Internship Programme for Graduate Students in Switzerland

The 2023 WTO Network and Telecom Engineer Internship Programme for Graduate Students in Switzerland

The 2023 WTO Network and Telecom Engineer Internship Programme for Graduate Students in Switzerland

Apply now for the 2023 WTO Network and Telecom Engineer Internship Programme for Graduate Students in Switzerland on Truesport your best worldwide scholarship website on the internet. The recruitment policy of the WTO is to aim to attract and retain staff members offering the highest standards of competence, efficiency, and integrity. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, the WTO provides full regard to merit and diversity.

This is an opportunity for a temporary contract from mid-August until December 2023. The assignment is in the WTO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland and the incumbent is expected to be present on WTO premises. The Regular Teleworking Policy of the WTO (Administrative Memorandum No. 993) will apply as appropriate.

Within the IT Solutions Division (ITSD), reporting to the Chief, IT Infrastructure Section, the incumbent of the position will complete the following duties:

  • Manage, monitor, and support the Microsoft Active Directory system. This includes tasks for e.g. GPO creation and modification, and troubleshooting in case of issues.
  • Manage, monitor, and support WTO Servers. This includes tasks for e.g. Deployment of new servers (physical and virtual) following the SoP, and troubleshooting in case of issues.
  • Manage network supervision and monitoring tools to ensure the availability of network services at all times.
  • Manage, monitor, and support Teams telephony infrastructure.
  • Manage, monitor, and support Azure cloud infrastructure.
  • Assist in the day-to-day operations of the infrastructure involving monitoring, pro-active maintenance, problem-solving, providing 2nd level support by responding to incident and change requests, coordinating 3rd level support within existing support contracts as well as assisting in the optimization of existing services.
  • Assist other Network and System Engineers and Project Managers on specific tasks assigned and act as a backup resource for the IT Infrastructure team in their areas of responsibility.
  • Research online, attend technical briefings and keep up to date with fast-moving technological changes through courses, seminars, and self-training in order to provide suitable solutions and technical support.
  • The incumbent, after a short integration period, will be required to work independently and assume the assigned responsibilities. This will require regular interaction with IT Service Desk and other sections including the IT Security team within the ITSD.

The WTO IT environment consists of around 1300 users/computers and 90 servers.


  1. Interns acquire a daily allowance of CHF 60 (including weekends and official holidays falling within the selected period).
  2. Travel expenses to and from Geneva cannot be paid by the WTO, and such travel is not covered by the Organization’s insurance.
  3. Medical health insurance coverage is mandatory in Switzerland, and interns are accountable for organizing their own health insurance prior to beginning their internship at the WTO.

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An advanced university degree with a specialization in IT Network and Operations, or a basic university degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, or a related field incorporated with work experience equivalent to an advanced university degree.


At least extensive knowledge in two of the following areas:

  1. Microsoft Active Directory, Security permissions management, DNS, DHCP, and DNS.
  2. Server OS: Microsoft Windows Server 2016/2019/2022 and Redhat Enterprise Linux 7/8.
  3. ITIL processes, especially Incident, Change, and Problem Management.


  • LAN/WAN and Internet technologies as well as TCP/IP protocol.
  • Teams telephony system.
  • Linux Redhat in Enterprise environments.
  • Windows10.

Working knowledge of Video Conferencing solutions like Zoom and WebEx.

Knowledge of main Azure services (application gateway, app service, SQL) would be considered an advantage.


The incumbent must have the ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a demanding situation and make sound decisions. He/she must be able of operating under stress and in an autonomous manner.

The following interpersonal capabilities are required:

  1. the ability to present technical facts to knowledgeable specialized audiences
  2. to persuade others to a point of view using the fact
  3. to establish and maintain good working relationships with colleagues
  4. to communicate information in a clear way
  5. to make technical presentations
  6. to work as a member of a team while working independently to achieve his/her objectives.


Excellent knowledge and at least two years of experience at the level of an enterprise environment of similar size as described above.


Proficiency in English is required. Knowledge of additional working knowledge of the WTO (French, Spanish) is an asset.


Only applications from nationals of WTO Members will be accepted.


  • Be a national of a WTO member state or a country or customs territory engaged in accession negotiations
  • Have completed his/her undergraduate studies in a relevant discipline and have completed at least one year of his/her postgraduate studies
  • Be at least 21 years old and a maximum of 30 years old during the internship.


Candidates should submit their applications through the WTO external jobs Platform and only candidates chosen for interview are contacted. The system offers instructions for online application procedures. A roster of suitable candidates is maintained from which interns are chosen. Qualified applications are maintained on the roster for one year.

Intake to the WTO Internship Programme is on a continuing basis, with no particular recruitment period. However, there may be exact vacancy notices for internship positions requiring particular qualifications and skillsets published on the WTO’s e-Recruitment website.

Application Deadline: July 18, 2023



The 2023 WTO Network and Telecom Engineer Internship Programme for Graduate Students in Switzerland

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