Jobs at WIPO

WIPO is the global forum for intellectual property (IP) policy, services, information and cooperation. It is our mission to lead the development of a balanced and effective international IP system that enables innovation and creativity for the benefit of all.

We are looking for talented individuals from around the globe to help us meet this challenge. A diverse workforce is our strongest asset.

We encourage applications from qualified women as well as from qualified nationals of unrepresented WIPO member statesPDF, List of unrepresented member statesand underrepresented geographical regions PDF, List of underrepresented regions.
WIPO staff during a training session
WIPO staff during a training session (Photo: WIPO)

Useful resources

  • How to apply - applicant's guide PDF, Applicant guide
  • FAQs PDF, FAQs
  • Competency-based Interviews (CBI) Applicant Guide PDF, CBI guide

WIPO careers

There are two types of staff career position:

  • Fixed-term: Usually granted for an initial period of one-two years, and may be extended further subject to business needs and individual performance.
  • Temporary: Granted for a period of up to one year, and may be extended to a cumulative length of two years.

Individual contractors

WIPO engages individuals, who are experts in a specific field as external resources to cover our business requirements.

Individual contractors work under Individual Contractor Services (ICS) contracts, typically in areas such as IP for development, copyright, IP services, translation and strategic projects.


Our internships are designed for students and young professionals.

WIPO internships provide an opportunity to complement educational and professional experience by working in an international environment.