Job openings

Jobs at Swiss representations in the U.S. will be published here.

The Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) regulary seeks qualified and motivated employees.

Job vacancies will be published through the state job web portal. You can tailor your search towards your requirements through various search criteria.

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Embassy of Switzerland in Washington D.C.

Director of Communications and Public Diplomacy:

The Embassy of Switzerland in Washington, DC is seeking a qualified candidate for a 100% permanent position as Director of Communications and Public Diplomacy, starting in late fall 2019.

The objective of the position is to manage the Embassy’s communications and public diplomacy activities in a dynamic, fast-moving and challenging environment with the goal of providing information on and promoting Switzerland in the United States. 

For more details and how to apply to the job, read the document below. 

Director of Communications and Public Diplomacy job description (PDF, 312.3 kB, English)

Academic Internships:

The Embassy of Switzerland is looking for 8 interns from September 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020. Please take a look at possibilities and requirements on our Academic Internships page

Consulate General of Switzerland in New York

Academic Internship:

The Consulate General in New York also offers 3 internship positions to qualified candidates in the following sections:

  1. Economic Affairs and Communication
  2. Culture and Education
  3. Swiss Business Hub in New York and San Francisco

The purpose of these academic internships is to offer students or recent graduates an opportunity to discover the activities of a Swiss representation abroad and to become familiar with the diverse aspects of a diplomatic career.

All positions are full-time (40 hours per week) and run for 6 months. Remuneration for the positions is USD 2,700 per month.

For details and how to apply, read the document on internships.

Internships (PDF, 424.0 kB)

Swiss Business Hub USA

Trade Commissioner

The Consulate General of Switzerland in New York is looking for a qualified candidate for a permanent position as Trade Commissioner for the Swiss Business Hub USA (SBH USA). This is a locally recruited position within the SBH USA at the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York.

Please send your resume, a letter of interest and salary expectations no later than November 22nd, 2019 in electronic format (word or pdf) to job-cgny@eda.admin.ch. Please write into the subject line “SBH –Trade Commissioner” to ensure timely processing of your application. Any incomplete application will be disregarded. Please do not contact the Consulate General or the Permanent Mission. Only those who are chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Job Description (PDF, 477.4 kB)

Trade Commissioner for Investment Promotion in Foreign Direct Investment

The ideal candidate will have solid knowledge of Switzerland as a business location, a sound understanding of the key drivers that shape FDI decisions within companies, and be comfortable communicating and interacting with C-level executives. 

Please send your resume, a letter of interest and salary expectations no later than November 15, 2019 in electronic format (word or pdf) to job-cgny@eda.admin.ch. In the subject line write “SBH –Trade Commissioner for IP / FDI” to ensure timely processing of your application. Any incomplete application will be disregarded. Please do not contact the Consulate General or the Permanent Mission. Only those who are chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Job Description (PDF, 410.0 kB)

Trade Commissioner for Investment Promotion with PR and Communication Focus

The ideal candidate will have solid knowledge of Switzerland as a business location, a sound understanding of the key drivers that shape FDI decisions within companies, and be comfortable communicating and interacting with C-level executives. Given the special focus of this position on PR and communication, you will ideally have a marketing background as well as excellent English writing skills.

Please send your resume, a letter of interest and salary expectations no later than November 15, 2019 in electronic format (word or pdf) to job-cgny@eda.admin.ch. In the subject line write “SBH –Trade Commissioner for IP / FDI” to ensure timely processing of your application. Any incomplete application will be disregarded. Please do not contact the Consulate General or the Permanent Mission. Only those who are chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Job Description (PDF, 409.8 kB)