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UN needs almost total reform, says Geneva chief.
For some, 2018 may represent the beginning of the undoing of the global rules-based system set up after the end of the World War II. A year after announcing its departure from the Paris Agreement on climate change, Washington continues to disengage with the United Nations — withdrawing from the Human Rights Council and cutting funds to programs such as UNRWA, the U.N. agency that supports Palestinian refugees. Meanwhile, the United Kingdom is close to exiting the European Union in March 2019 and the World Trade Organization is finding its authority challenged.
                                                                                            To read the full article, click here
New lawmakers pressure Congress to treat interns better to bring more disversity to Capitol Hill
When Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said last week that she would not only pay her interns, but also provide more than the minimum wage, the news had an immediate impact.

Within hours, the mood had perceptibly shifted on a parochial concern that has vexed Congress for more than two decades, as the progressive ideals of one incoming lawmaker ran headlong into the disparities that have long persisted on Capitol Hill.
                                                                                            To read the full article, click here
GIA Dinner - Pekin Palace
Hello fellow interns and friends!

It has been and wonderful year full of events and good memories and we have all made many friends through GIA so as the year is coming to an end, we would like to bring back an old GIA tradition and we'll have a sit down dinner together before we start breaking off for the holidays, some of us for good...

This next Monday we'll be going to Pékin Palace (an AMAZING chinese restaurant) which is conveniently located next to the KFC close to la gare and of course since this is GIA, the entire menu will have special prices just for us!

The restaurant is highly recommending us to have their famous fried rice that can either be made with pork, chicken or vegetarian. If the fried rice doesn't convince you, EVERYTHING else will have a 10% discount. 

Also as a special treat, coupons will be provided to some lucky winners in a raffle! 

* We highly recommed to get there on time, or not too late (if that's not possible you can still get there, no worries there will also be cheap drinks) so we can all eat together, the restaurant is big enough.

****Prices with GIA Wristband****

Fried rice (pork, chicken, vegeterian) - 15 CHF
Any other plate from their menu, including desserts - 10% off 

Martinis - 4.95 CHF
Beers - 4.05 to 6.30 CHF
Cocktails - 9 CHF
Tea - 4.05 CHF

Where: Pekin Palace (Rue des Alpes 22, 1201 Genève)
When: Starting from 19:00
How To Get There: Get to the train station with the many options that we have (tram 15, 14, 18, bus 1, 19, 6, 8, 25) and after that is just a 2 minutes walk.

See you guys there, and feel free to bring your friends, the more the merrier!

Geneva Blabla Language Exchange - Friday 14th of December

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

Blabla 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

Geneva Mix&Mash 

Mix&Mash is an initiative of UN Geneva and the City of Geneva with the participation of : 

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (United Nations Human Rights); Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions; Human Rights Committee; Human Rights Committee Working Group Education and Learning; International Network of Human Rights; Association pour la promotion des droits humains; International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights; Amnesty International; Centre de conseils et d’appui pour les jeunes en matière de droits de l’homme"                      
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           FB event, here

Christmas Market at Ferme de Bude


A local, artisanal Christmas Market in Geneva. 25 craftsmen at the Ferme de Budé, come and discover the talents of the regions! 

Soaps, ceramics, books, jewellery, silkscreens, clothes, chocolates, terrines, oils, juices, delicatessen,
beer, wine, vacuum water, liqueurs

Friday 14 from 4pm to 9pm
Saturday 15 from 9am to 4pm                                                                                                                                                                                         Find out more about the event, here

80's vs 90's Party

It was better before!

Indochine, Louise Attaque, Queen, ABBA, Madonna, Daft Punk, Les Spice Girls, Will Smith, Dr. Dre, Tupac...

Come and relive the best of the 80s and 90s at the Cercle des Bains!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Follow the event, here

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.

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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