Jobs at WIPO

At WIPO we are looking for talented individuals from around the globe to help us develop the global intellectual property system.  We employ for a wide range of roles: from software engineers, to designers, lawyers, statisticians and more.

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"What I enjoy most is the energy coming from working with my colleagues" – Violetta Ghetu, Legal Officer, Design and Geographical Indication Law Section. Meet more WIPO employees.

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WIPO staff positions

Staff positions exist across the Organization and represent the permanent part of our workforce. Most staff positions are based at our Geneva headquarters.

Individual contractors (ICS)

We employ expert contractors as external resources on an ad hoc basis. They work under ICS contracts in areas such as IP for development, copyright, IP services, translation and strategic projects.


Our internships are designed for students and young professionals with an interest in IP. They are an opportunity to build your experience by working on an issue that touches lives everywhere.

Useful resources

  • How to apply - applicant's guide PDF, Applicant guide
  • FAQs PDF, FAQs
  • Competency-based Interviews (CBI) Applicant Guide PDF, CBI guide
Note: We encourage applications from women as well as from nationals of unrepresented WIPO member statesPDF, List of unrepresented member statesand underrepresented geographical regions PDF, List of underrepresented regions.