Careers

The Forum relies on a team of almost 400 people who are fully dedicated to its mission to improve the state of the world. They constantly strive to win the respect of our Members, working relentlessly to understand and meet their needs in a supportive way. Everything our people undertake must be “first-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 55 nationalities from business, consulting, NGOs, international institutions, academia, research, public administration and diplomacy. We stand as a global knowledge hub, nurturing a community of learning, focusing on what matters and acting as a launch pad for bold actions that reshape the world.

You will find here our Job Openings in Geneva, New YorkBeijing and Tokyo.

You will also find additional information on our LinkedIn page.

Frequently Asked Questions 
1. In Geneva, do you hire candidates who are not Swiss nationals or holders of a valid Swiss work permit? 
2. Is it possible to work for the World Economic Forum abroad? 
3. Does the World Economic Forum offer internships? 
4. Is it possible to work as external staff for the Regional Summits? 
5. How can I apply? 
6. Can I make changes to my application file? 
7. Why can I not access my profile? The system says "Invalid User Name or Password". 
8. What type of references do you want for Global Leadership Fellows positions? 

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 not considered an international organization and is, therefore, 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 (e-mail address) and password. You can add/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.