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Gain Experience with Leading Humanitarian and Human Rights Actors

During Spring Semester, our LLM students 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 offered via a competitive selection process carried out by our partner organizations. Internships are a mandatory part of the programme.

Internship Opportunities

For the 2023–2024 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)

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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Our Experts and Resources on Israel/Palestine

1 March 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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