Internships

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Gain Experience with Leading Humanitarian and Human Rights Actors

Our LLM students have the opportunity, during Spring Semester, to acquire first-hand professional experience via internships with Geneva-based humanitarian and human rights actors. These include the International Committee of the Red Cross, the International Law Commission, or Geneva Call.

Places in this internship programme are limited and offered via a competitive selection process carried out by our partner organizations. For selected students, internships replace two optional courses and can be validated for 6 ECTS credits.

Internship Opportunities

For the 2023–2024 academic year, we are offering students internships with the following institutions:*

*This list is subject to change.

During the Spring Semester, I interned at the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR), an NGO based in Geneva. Whilst there, I performed several duties which included attending and reporting on relevant meetings and side events at the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council and conducting research on UN Treaty bodies. This internship gave me a unique opportunity to view the UN human rights system at work in Geneva as well as the opportunity to contribute to ISHR’s work on human rights defenders and strengthening human rights systems.

Sena Nutakor

2017–2018 LLM Student

Portrait of Andrew Botz News

LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights: What our Alumni Say

22 January 2024

As a Human Rights Officer with the UN Mission in South Sudan, Andrew Botz supports investigations into alleged violations of international humanitarian law and human rights in the context of the armed conflict in the country. In this interview, he tells about the programme, fond memories and what it brought to his career.

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The two teams News

Two Geneva Academy Teams Will Participate in the Prestigious Jean-Pictet Competition

15 January 2024

For the first time, two Geneva Academy teams will participate in the prestigious Jean-Pictet Competition: a Francophone team and an Anglophone one.

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A Map of the region News

Our Experts and Resources on Israel/Palestine

9 February 2024

Discover our resources and what our experts and alumni say about the current situation in Israel and Palestine, with regular updates to include new events, articles, podcasts and comments.

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