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CERN physicist suspended after saying "physics were invented and built by men" in presentation. 

Particle physicists are not happy with Alessandro Strumia. Last week, the particle physicist gave a talk at CERNclaiming that men are innately better at physics research than women. Now, the high-energy physics community is pushing back.

The presentation, in which Strumia claimed that the reason there are more male physicists than female is because the men are “over-performing”, and that physics was “invented and built by men”, faced widespread and immediate backlash.
                                                                                                                      Read the full article here

U.S seen likely to win in effort to shut down WTO's appeals court

 The United States is likely to succeed in shutting down the World Trade Organization's supreme court because other WTO members are powerless to stop it, diplomats, lawyers and officials said at a conference in Geneva on Friday.

The United States has blocked appointments of judges to the Appellate Body, throwing the WTO into crisis as it runs out of legal muscle to rule on international trade disputes.
                                                                                       Click here to read more 

How much do internships matter?

Many college students seek out internships each year in order to gain job experience and beef up their resumes.

An internship is a position in a company or program offered to student applicants that can be either long- or short-term. Internships are usually found through colleges’ career centers, job fairs or alumni associations.

Internships bring college students benefits because they give these students the chance to undergo realistic circumstances that might exist in their future careers. Therefore, students can learn professional skills that the position requires to solve issues while at work.

To read the full article click here
GIA Drinks - The Clubhouse
This week's GIA Drinks will be happening in The Clubhouse, a well known bar close to the lake, so come and mingle with all of your peeps and maybe play a game or two of pool and darts whilst you're at it.

GIA Wristbands will be on sale during the night for 3 chf till 22:00.

****This week's Special GIA Prices are****

Beer: 6 CHF
Cider: 6 CHF
Snakebite: 6 CHF
Long Drinks: 10 CHF
Wine (glass): 4 CHF

A good time? priceless 

****** Special offer on burgers*****

10 CHF between 20:00 - 21:00 

Where: The Clubhouse, rue Philippe-Plantamour 25, 
When: Starting from 20:30
How to get there: Bus 1 or 25 till Montheux and then its just a 1 min walk. 

See you there and feel free to come with your friends, the more the merrier!

Your GIA social affairs team

Here is the FB event in case that you want to check it out there.

Geneva BlaBla Language Exchange - Friday 12th of October

With Blabla Language Exchange you can  learn the local language or improve your skills in Japanese, Italian, English, Korean, Spanish, German, Russian, etc...

This Language Exchange helps you ameliorate your language skills through the discussion of various preset topics to share with fellow group members, as well as question- answer games and other interactive activities.
                                         Find out more here

The war on Plastic

Plastic seems to be an indispensable feature of our everyday lives. But our environment is at breaking point with plastic pollution. To take just one example, we throw 8 million tons of plastic into our oceans every year and by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than there are fish!

Speaking from a range of perspectives – legal, civil society, enterprise, and governance, amongst others – the key stakeholders will elaborate upon the major fault-lines in regulating the production, use, and disposal of plastic products. They will also share their thoughts on emerging initiatives around plastic substitutes, recycling, clean-up projects and breaking society’s single-use mind-set. Audience members will also be very welcome to participate in the debate. 
                                    More info of the event here

Bunker Techno with Dubfire

If you like Techno (or good music in general) this is the event to attend to this Friday. The famous DJ, half of the legendary Deep Dish duo and owner of the Sci+Tec label, Dubfire is coming to Geneva for a first time that promises to be explosive with its minimal percussive genre. The best part of this, is that it will be free as long as you get there before 11 pm!

FB event for more information, here
Uni Back Party 2018
No automatic alt text available.Are you feeling like going to a big big party this Saturday? Well, Uni Back Party is the event to go! With 1,200 people, 3 DJ's and very cheap alcohol, this promises to be a good night. We know it says "Uni Party" but everyone is welcome to go, it doesnt matter if you're and intern or you're working already.
                                                                           For more info check the FB event here

Carouge and it's hidden gardens

Behind the neatly restored façades, an unexpected world is opening in front of us: a small world, typically “carougeois”, which allows us to penetrate its mystery and welcomes us kind-hearted and somewhat mischievously.

Strolling around, we can see or guess the shape of a tree, of a bench behind the workshop of a craftsman, those elements which make us dream of hidden courtyards and secret gardens. 
                                                                                       View the event on facebook here

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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