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Permanent Missions of Canada to the United Nations in Geneva (Summer 2021)

The Mission of Canada is the primary channel for diplomatic representation and communications between the Canadian government, the United Nations and its associated bodies in Geneva, the World Trade Organization and many other entities based in the Geneva context.


  • Remote
  • 10 weeks between May and July 2021
  •  5 days a week, 33 hours a week, for undergraduate students
  • 4 days a week, 25 hours a week for graduate students (Master level)
  • Successful candidates will receive an award issued by the McGill Internship Offices Network, valued at $5,500CAD.


  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, or Canadian Permanent Resident
  • Must be a McGill full-time undergraduate or graduate student (Master level), returning to their current registered faculty in fall 2021.
  • Must receive academic credit for the internship.
  • Must fulfill the Internship Offices Network requirements post-internship. For more information download the ION Intern Handbook, available on this page.

In addition to the above requirements, students will be required to provide the following documents:

  • Proof of medical coverage for the entire duration of the internship.
  • Two of the following: a Quebec lease or mortgage that runs throughout the internship period, copy of Quebec driver’s license, copy of Quebec healthcare card (RAMQ), or confirmation of client account at a Quebec financial institution (i.e.; letter from local financial branch).


The Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations at Geneva has one internship position open in its United Nations section, within the Human Rights Team.

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Carefully read application instructions before submitting your documents. 

Please note: If you are applying to a second degree at McGill and waiting for a response, you must hold a confirmation of acceptance by the application deadline and include it with your application material.


March 14, 2021, 11:59PM Eastern Time. Late applications will not be considered.


Please do not email to inquire about the status of your application. Shortlisted candidates will be required to provide full commitment to the internship selection process by the Permanent Missions of Canada in Geneva and waive any other internship opportunity at this time.

A formal acceptance of an ION internship is a final decision, and under no circumstances (unless health or family-related) can a student withdraw from the internship after accepting. The consequence of this would be refusal of candidature for future ION internship opportunities. Please remember, revoking a spot in one of the organizations means also revoking it from another student who might have had the opportunity to take it.

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