Practical informations for interns

You have been granted an internship taking place in Geneva?

The next step will be to find an accommodation for the duration of your stay.

It can be difficult, sometimes impossible, to find and secure a room for rent (into someone's apartment / house) from abroad. Indeed, it is best to visit the place first, and to see it with your own eyes. It is also always better to meet the person you will share the accommodation with beforehand.

In order to visit potentials room for rent once in Geneva, you may have to first book a temporary accommodation. Here is a list of budget temporary accommodations.

Please note that the most affordable options are often booked months beforehand.

If you will be doing an internship for an International Organization, a Permanent Mission, a Consulate, an NGO (registered with the State of Geneva) and would like to rent a room for rent, please register to our housing program.

Useful links

Rooms for rent / Collocation

Student residences in Geneva (Alpes/Pénates; min 6 months)
Summer 2017: availability at Centre Saint-Boniface


The average monthly rent for a room is between CHF 700.- to CHF 1'200.-, depending on location, standing, furniture, access to common spaces and separate bathrooms.
A safety deposit will often be required, please make sure that you do not hand over the amount in cash or directly transfer it to the lessor's account; but instead create a separate deposit account.


If needed, short term insurances are available.
New arrivals insurance

Geneva Intern Association

Finally, joining GIA Geneva Intern Association will allow you to meet other interns from various organizations, and establish a network facilitating your stay in Geneva.



Go to the request form

Be mindful about those offers, often too good to be true, that ask you for an account via financial services, or mention "I am abroad right now, but I will send you the keys via…"; those are scams.
Be particularly careful with offers coming from