International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

ISO Central Secretariat Geneva

We are ISO, the largest developer of International Standards. We bring together experts, to share knowledge and develop standards that provide solutions to global challenges. This is because we believe that great things happen when the world agrees. We have an exciting opportunity at our Central Secretariat in Geneva.

ISO is committed to be an equal opportunity employer and to creating a culture and environment where each employee is an active contributor to our collective success. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin and culture, disability, or age.

Intern for the Secretary-General team (100%) – 1 year contract


The Secretary-General team supports the Secretary-General (SG) and the Deputy Secretary-General (DSG) in the management of ISO Central Secretariat covering all functions and responsibilities of the organization, including the relationship with all 167 ISO Members and the institutional representation of ISO.

We are looking for an intern to join the Secretary-General team.

Key responsibilities

Support the SG and DSG in their various responsibilities, including:

  • Assist the coordination of selected projects and activities under the responsibility of the SG and DSG involving multiple teams
  • Support in the preparation of materials for governance meetings
  • Collaborate with other teams preparing presentations for internal and external audiences
  • Work with the various units of ISO/CS to support the achievement milestones and meet deadlines
  • Contribute to specific projects

Report to: Deputy Secretary-General

Qualification and Experience

  • University or post-graduate degree in business administration, economics, engineering, international relations, communications or other relevant degrees
  • Experience in project management
  • Fluency in English
  • Internship agreement with a school or institution mandatory


  • Strategic and systemic thinker
  • Able to manage competing priorities and working with strict deadlines
  • Excellent team player
  • Eager to work within a multicultural and international environment

Starting date: asap.

Tags: international relations, internship, project management