UN Photo / Elma Okic
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.
For the 2020–2021 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.
Serhat Öztürk graduated from our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights in October 2020. He is now working with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Turkey. In this interview, he tells about the programme and what it brought to his career.
Tamara Aburamadan, currently enrolled in our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, tells us about the programme and life in Geneva.
Katja Schöberl is the IHL Legal Adviser for the German Red Cross in Berlin. In this interview, she tells about the programme and what it brought to her career.