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 2018–2019 academic year, we offered students internships with the following institutions:*

*This list is subject to change.

The students who participate in the second semester internships with the International Review of the Red Cross are integral members of our team. Each year they help us evaluate articles that have been submitted for publication in the Review, employing the expertise they have developed in their first semester at the Geneva Academy, and the research and editing they carry out is invaluable to us.

Ellen Policinski

Managing Editor, International Review of the Red Cross

Lisa Borden in Front of the Palais des Nations in Geneva News

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

14 January 2020

Lisa Borden, a practising trial lawyer in the US for 30 years and currently enrolled in our LLM tells us about the programme and life in Geneva.

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Portrait of Jelena Plamenac News

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

10 December 2019

In this interview, our alumna Jelena Plamenac, an international humanitarian lawyer with over 10 years’ experience in practicing humanitarian and human rights law in international criminal justice systems and humanitarian organizations, tells us about the programme and what it brought to her career.

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Portrait of Melina Fuidelis in front of the Geneva Lake News

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

16 December 2019

In this interview, Melina Fidelis-Tzourou, who is enrolled in our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, tells us about the programme and life in Geneva.

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