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Leader of UNAIDS Agency to Step Down After Damning Review 

The director of the United Nations agency that combats AIDS said Thursday he will step down next year, an announcement that came days after a panel of experts issued a damning review of a leadership style it said had enabled harassment and bullying.

Michel Sidibé, the executive director of the agency, UNAIDS, was due to hold office until January 2020, but he told a meeting of the organization’s governing board in Geneva that he would complete his duties at the end of June.

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NSW LAbor to end exploitative unpaid internships 

The NSW Labor opposition will ban "exploitative" unpaid internships if it wins government next year, as it looks to sharpen its appeal to young workers before the state election.

Under a Labor government, businesses would be required to pay interns when they are hired for roles longer than two weeks that are not connected to a course of study.

Labor Leader Michael Daley said the policy aimed to close a legal loophole exploited by some employers to fill entry-level jobs using free labour, while preserving "legitimate" internship programs.

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GIA Permanent Deal with Pekin Palace
Hello everyone!

After Pekin Palace hosted us last Monday for the GIA Dinner, we got many good comments from the restaurant and they were happy with the outcome. 

So we thought that ALWAYS having a 10% discount on the whole menu (including drinks, desserts and even "Plat du Jour") would be a great idea. Now just by showing your GIA Wristband you'll be able to go to Pekin Palace and have a discount, great news, right?
                                                                                              Feel free to follow them on FB     

P&G Internships & Full-Time Jobs Opportunities 

There are many opportunities in Geneva for paid internships and full-time jobs in different functions.

All opportunities can be found on the career website:

Best tip we can give is to take the time to read through the website as it explains what they are looking and how to maximize chances to pass the selection process.
In Finance in particular, they are looking for 26+ interns and 25+ new hires a year in Geneva: - For internships they are looking for students towards the end of their Masters studies.
- For full-time jobs it is preferable to have graduated from a Masters.
- Fluency in English is necessary.
- Leadership, collaboration, analytical skills are key.

If you are interested and would like to have some more information, do not hesitate to send an email to: or contact the GIA FB profile or page.

Claptone at Village du Soir

Claptone returns to the Village du Soir in Geneva for an exceptional show! The mysterious masked dj, whose latest album "Fantast" was released last summer, will transport us to the sound of his biggest House hits in his unique style... An event not to be missed under any circumstances. Also, did we mentioned that it's completely free if you arrive before 11 pm?!
Find out more through the facebook event, here
Back2Cycle #4 - All Style 2000
No automatic alt text available.After three great editions, the Collective offers you a fourth trip to the time when limewire was your spotify and a nokia 3310 the equivalent of your iPhone today. A new Back2Cycle that will take you once again into the dark corners of the 2000's.

≡ On the agenda ≡

→ Retro Gaming
→ Karaoke until 9:30 pm

► Drinks at student prices! ◄
Soft : 2CHF

Draft Beer: 4CHF
Beer in a can: 3CHF
Wine (red/white): 3CHF
Shot (La Gasolina, Le Tokio Hotel, rum, Jäger, Amaretto, La Gâterie, Le Terreauriste): 3CHF
Long Drinks: 6CHF

Find out more through the facebook event, here

Stand-Up for Migrants


Join us and the City of Geneva for Stand-Up For Migrants, a night of comedy in English and French at the Victoria Hall in Geneva! Admission is free on a first come, first served basis.

At Stand-Up for Migrants, top comedians share their perspectives on migration, identity and human rights. It will also feature the award-winning podcast The Guilty Feminist live from Geneva. Come and laugh with Hari Kondabolu, Thomas Wiesel, Deborah Frances-White, Charles Nouveau, Evelyn Mok, Bruno Peki, Noman Hosni and Uma Kondabolu as we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and International Migrants’ Day!
Click here for more info

GIA is an association of interns, for and by interns. That means that the leadership team is always changing. So we always need new members.



We are looking for a tech savvy person to join our team as a Webmaster. Tasks include maintaining our site and online systems.

If you are interested in the vacancy, please fill out this recruitment form>> for more information or email


Do you have a passion to put pen to paper? GIA is looking for you! Tell us about your internship experiences, projects you are working on or submit an article of your choice.

If you are interested in becoming a Newsletter Columnist email us at


Our Team is looking for an aspiring photographer to join our team to chronicle intern life in Geneva

If you are interested in the vacancy, this recruitment form>> for more information or email


Our Team is looking for someone to step up and fill the "second in command" role in our executive team with the idea of eventually becoming the next chair of the association. 

If you are interested in the vacancy, this recruitment form>> for more information or email

GIA an association of interns working in International Organisations and NGOs in Geneva. Our three main aims are to improve:

- The Professional Welfare of Interns (e.g.campaigning to improve working conditions, seeking fair remuneration and diversifying the accessibility of internship programmes)

- Life Beyond Work (e.g. by continuing and improving interns’ social events like GIA Drinks and GIA Lunches)

- Continuity and a Lasting Institution (having a formal association will help passing experience and information from one generation of interns to the next)
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