Passionate about women’s rights and global change? Apply for a one-year or short term-internship with the World YWCA in Geneva. Every year, the World YWCA offers two or more one-year internships and two short-term internships for young women from the movement.

The internships provide unique opportunities for young women from our movement to work as part of the World YWCA staff and volunteer team in Geneva. This includes opportunities to develop skills in advocacy through communications, programmes and movement building on the priority themes of violence against women, sexual and reproductive health and rights and HIV, and young women’s leadership.

These experiences are truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for young women to grow and develop their leadership. Not only will they benefit personally, but the internship programme is intended to increase the number of globally experienced and trained young leaders who will return to their associations to share what they have learned and to pass on their skills.

We encourage young women in the movement from eligible countries to apply by sending their applications to All applicants need to have been active members of a local YWCA for at least two years.

Important note: The application deadline for the one-year internship positions is August 31, 2017, and the deadline for the short-term internship applications is November 30, 2017. The World YWCA will not consider applications received after these deadlines.


World YWCA Application form Internship Programme 2018

World YWCA Endorsement form Internship Programme 2018

World YWCA General info Terms of reference one year Internship Programme

World YWCA General info Terms of reference short-term Internship Programme 2018