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Equity Bank sacks manager accused of sexually harassing interns

Equity Bank has sacked one of its managers accused of sexually harassing interns.

In a statement on Wednesday, the bank said the unnamed manager has been fired and replaced following numerous complaints against him by interns.

The manager is accused of making improper moves to interns on the Equity Leaders Programme.

“The Group has taken necessary measures in line with its policies and procedures, including disciplinary measures, and in some cases termination/separation of employment of certain staff,” said David Ansell, the group chairman designate.

                                                                                                  Read the full article here

What Makes A Great Internship

Within organizations, internships are billed as these excellent opportunities that allow individuals who are new to the workforce to gain priceless tools that will help them get ahead in their careers. In pop culture, internships are often portrayed as free labor for employers, and as glorified servitude for the interns themselves. Somewhere in the middle is probably more accurate than any of these extremes. So what actually makes a great internship great?

To read more about this click here

International Interns Day 2018 - Geneva

On Friday, FII - Geneva is hosting an event that will provide the opportunity to explore the main trends and most recent data on international internships, followed by a presentation of paid internship programmes by HR representatives from UN organizations and NGOs based in Geneva. 

This will be taking place at the WHO, and you are advised to register if you would like to attend.

View the event details on facebook here
GIA Drinks - Moulin Rouge (Karaoke)
Hello fellow interns and friends!

This Thursday we decided that we wanted to do something a bit different (and also after some of you requested it), and we're going to Le Moulin Rouge to have some drinks after 3 years! 
Besides having some special prices for us, there will be a karaoke area for the brave ones and we'll also have access to the club downstairs area once they open it. 

GIA Wristbands will be on sale till 10:30 pm for 3 CHF

**** GIA drinks prices ****

Wines - 5 CHF
Small Beer - 5 CHF
Pint of Beer - 10 CHF 
Long Drinks - 14 CHF

Where: Moulin Rouge (Avenue du Mail 1, 1205 Genève)
When: Starting from 21:00
How to get there: Get to the "Cirque" tram/bus stop with the tram 15 or bus 1, 35, 19 after that is just a 1 minute walk.

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

- Your GIA social affairs team

                                                                                                                 Link to the FB event

Geneva BlaBla Language Exchange - Friday 16th of November

With the Bi-weekly Language Exchange you can  learn the local language or improve your skills in Japanese, French, 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

Europe's Role in the new Geopolitical Environment

There will be a discussion hosted by the Graduate Institute this week.

The European Union has weathered the financial crisis, but continues to face a host of challenges: its role in international politics; the scope of security and defence cooperation; redefining the concept of ‘sovereignty’; the societal impact of technological disruption and migration; and generalised anxiety among the EU’s population in relation to globalisation. In this context, it is important for the EU to remain confident in itself and its sense of identity.
Find out more through the facebook event, here
Conference by Michelle Bachelet High Commissioner OHCHR
No automatic alt text available.At this conference, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet will discuss the complex daily challenges the world is facing, notably the undermining of multilateralism, and the erosion of the values and norms promoting equality and human dignity.

Ms. Bachelet, who took office on 1 September 2018, will reaffirm the importance of human rights – all human rights – and how they must remain a core focus of multilateralism, as building stones for peaceful and equal societies.                                   

Find out more through the facebook event, here

Disco on Ice

Every winter, a vast programme of activities is offered by the Sports Department of the City of Geneva, including the traditional and festive Disco on ice, where young and old can dance, have fun and dance while skating in a warm atmosphere. 
Click here for more info

Discounted Ski Passes at Chamonix! Offer Ending Soon

There are currently some 7/7 Chamonix day Ski-passes available for online purchase at a 31% discount through BuyClub. You will be able to use the passes directly at the ski lifts without having to wait at the till beforehand. Adult day-passes are reduced from 64 chf to 44 chf, and the passes are valid for use during the height of the Ski season. Each person is limited to 5 passes.

The offer closes on the 18th of November! 

For more information on the offer click 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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