World Intellectual Property Organization


WIPO's mission is to lead the development of a balanced and effective international intellectual property (IP) system that enables innovation and creativity for the benefit of all. We need talented individuals from around the globe to help us meet this challenge.

We have staff from over 100 countries. They work with governments, IP practitioners, civil society and the private sector to deliver global IP services, develop international law and standards, set up collaborative networks, and build capacity in the use of IP for development.

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The assessment of applications for the Senior Management Team has been completed. The Director General is in consultations with member states on the matter, and will provide the Organization’s governing bodies with the relevant documents in due course.


The WIPO Internship Program is open to students and young professionals from any region in the world who have a background in IP or other fields of interest to WIPO, such as science and technology, finance, human resources, economics, communications, IT, translation, and international relations.

Warning to applicants: Beware of scams, including employment offers, which imply an association with WIPO and request payment. WIPO does not charge fees at any stage of our recruitment process (application, interview, processing, pre-appointment training or other).

If you receive such a request for payment or information, you should refuse and report it to your local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action, and to WIPO for information.

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