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 Commission of Jurists, 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 2021–2022 academic year, we are offering students internships with the following institutions:*

*This list is subject to change.

During my LLM programme at the Geneva Academy, I had the opportunity to intern at the International Service for Human Rights, a Geneva based NGO working on the protection of human rights defenders worldwide and on strengthening the United Nations (UN) human rights mechanisms. As such, I had the occasion to support the work of the UN Treaty Bodies Advocacy Unit which gave me an insight of the work of the role and impact of the civil society at the UN, and a comprehensive understanding of the human rights mechanisms in practice at the heart of International Geneva.

Namindranasoa Ny Haja

Associate Expert in Human Rights, Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

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Armed Conflicts, Environment and Human Rights

8 June 2022, 10:00-12:00

This conference, organized with the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue, will address the adverse implications for the enjoyment of human rights caused by environmental degradation in armed conflicts.

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The Wagner Group: Options for Justice

9 June 2022, 18:00-19:30

This IHL Talk aims at clarifying the relevant frameworks of responsibility for the crimes committed by the Wagner troops.

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Cyber Operations, Armed Conflicts and International Law

23 June 2022, 17:30-18:30

In this talk, we will analyse different examples of cyber operations allegedly conducted or sponsored by states, and discuss their effects on the geopolitical contexts as well as the different challenges they raise for international law.

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