The Forum relies on a team of nearly 600 people, dedicated to its mission to improve the state of the world. They constantly strive to win the respect of our Members, working to understand and meet their needs in a supportive way. Everything we undertake must be ‘world class’, in a work environment that combines the best elements of entrepreneurship with those of global public interest.
We value a highly spirited, diverse, impartial and independent workforce, attracting people of more than 60 nationalities from business, consulting, NGOs, international institutions, academia, research, public administration and diplomacy. We are a community, acting as a launch pad for activities and initiatives that help reshape the world.
Please download our Institutional brochure, which explains in greater depth how we are organized as a community of communities to generate interaction, insight and impact from our activities.
You will also find additional information on our LinkedIn page.
1. In Geneva, do you hire candidates who are not Swiss nationals or holders of a valid Swiss work permit?
The World Economic Forum is subject to Swiss cantonal and federal immigration rules. For this reason, we can only hire non-Swiss nationals if their application for a work permit is approved by the cantonal and federal authorities. Similar restrictions are in effect in our affiliate’s New York office, as well our our Beijing office.
2. Is it possible to work for the World Economic Forum abroad?
The World Economic Forum has its headquarters in Cologny/Geneva, and two smaller offices in New York and Beijing, the former run by our affiliate the World Economic Forum USA. Please note that for each open position on our website, the location of employment is specified.
3. Does the World Economic Forum offer internships?
The World Economic Forum does not offer internships on a regular basis in Cologny/Geneva. We do, however, offer summer internships through the World Economic Forum USA in New York. These and all our openings are posted on the careers section of our website.
4. Is it possible to work as external staff for the Regional Summits?
Unfortunately, we do not recruit external staff for our regional activities. However, we employ a limited number of external staff members for the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos. The recruitment process for these positions begins in October of each year. A specific advertisement is posted on the careers section of our website at that time.
5. How can I apply?
Please apply directly online through the Careers section of the website, which includes opportunities in our offices in Geneva, Beijing, New York and Tokyo. Please send your application in English. Applications sent by post will not be returned to candidates.
6. Can I make changes to my application file?
Yes, you may update your profile in the ‘Previous Applicants’ section, using your login (email address) and password. You can add or remove a position, upload attachments and update your personal information.
7. Why can I not access my profile?
The system says ‘Invalid User Name or Password’. Please make sure that you login on the careers section of our website (www.weforum.org/careers) and not in our Members’ Area. If you do not remember your password, please click on ‘If you do not remember your password click here’ at the bottom of the Careers webpage.
8. What type of references do you want for Global Leadership Fellow positions?
We need the contact details of three references who we will contact should you be a finalist candidate; of course we will ask you for your written agreement.