Minimum GPA: 3.00

Terms and Dates:

  • Spring 2024
  • Fall 2024


Brianna Brown

Cornell Affiliations:

Global Learning

Off-campus partner:

Boston University Study Abroad


This program has an early deadline of February 1st

Opportunity Description

International Relations and Public Health students have the opportunity to gain valuable real-world experience through the Geneva Internship Program. During the first six weeks of the program, take core classes while preparing for an eight-week professional internship at a local organization, then you will be placed in one of the many humanitarian, political, public health, or economic organizations headquartered in Geneva.

What is unique about this program?

  • English–language courses and internship placement in the hub of international diplomacy, global public health, and business
  • Quality, personalized internship placements in international organizations and other fields
  • Housing in a student residence hall in central Geneva
  • Safe, cosmopolitan setting in the heart of the Alps

What is unique about Geneva?

Geneva is truly a global city.  Headquarters of the Red Cross and many United Nations agencies, Geneva hosts the highest number of international organizations anywhere in the world.  A worldwide center for diplomacy and finance, Geneva is an ideal place to focus on international relations, public health, or business.

How do I learn about Boston University Study Abroad?

  • Browse their FAQ page to learn more about studying abroad with BU
  • Visit BU's Health and Safety page to learn more about their health and safety policies and emergency precautions

Things to Consider Before Applying

  • Review the information on the Education Abroad Office’s Get Started page for important considerations on academics and finances, and a guide to next steps
  • Find answers on the Education Abroad FAQ and resource pages for Cornell study abroad policy, health, and safety updates
  • Still have questions?  Visit the Get Advice page and learn how to connect with an Education Abroad Advisors
  • Want to keep up to date with Cornellians Abroad? Follow Education Abroad on social media, @cornelliansabroad@CornellEducationAbroad

How do I apply?

Applying to study abroad is a two-step process. You may complete both steps simultaneously, but the Cornell approval process must be complete before your program advisor in the Office of Global Learning can submit any approval or nomination to the program.

  1. For Cornell Approval, click on the "Apply" button on this webpage. Applications are approved by the Office of Global Learning on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this page.
  2. For Program Admission, complete an external application directly on the program’s webpage, using the link in the “Snapshot” section. (Note: This deadline may be in advance of the general Cornell deadline for approval. Many programs fill by rolling admission.