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.

I interned at the Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT), where I predominantly learnt about and worked on the issue of legal safeguards against torture in the early hours of police custody. This included researching and compiling international and European legal standards on this issue, which allowed me to gain a deeper understanding of the importance of the rights of access to a lawyer, to a relative/third party, and to a doctor, as well as the right to receive information on one’s legal rights when in police custody.

Hannah Seitz

Hannah Seitz, 2018–2019 LLM Student

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Apply to our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights!

29 November 2021

Applications for the 2022–2023 academic year of our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights are open. They will run until 28 Janllmuary 2022 for applications with a scholarship and until 25 February 2022 for applications without a scholarship.

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2021 Graduation Ceremony News

Three Prizes Distinguish Graduate Students for their Master’s Papers

8 November 2021

The Henry Dunant Research Prize, the Best LLM Paper Prize and the Best MTJ Paper Prize distinguished three graduating students for their exceptional academic work.

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Women's Perspectives on a Career in International Law

14 December 2021, 15:00-16:15

In this online event co-organized with the ATLAS Network, prominent women in international law will share their experience and advice through an interactive discussion.

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