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How youth activism is kicking unpaid internships to the curb

It’s job search season for students and fresh graduates, which means a bump in media interest in internships.

Barely a decade ago, we’d expect news articles to include tips for landing a “dream internship” or to quote an employer boasting that unpaid interns are economically efficient for firms. But today, the media coverage generally takes a different tone.

To read the full article here>>.
GIA Drinks: Spring Brothers Irish Pub
IMPORTANT: the entrance to Spring brothers that we will be using is located at Grand rue 14, 1204 Geneve, maps might tell you otherwise and this is a little confusing, but use our "correct" address to find this unique and cozy insiders' tip into Geneva's beautiful old town :)

This Thursday night we welcome you to the Spring Brothers Irish Pub in the Old Town. Come and have a good time with us, to meet new people or to simply unwind after a long working day.

Wristbands will be on sale on the night for 3 CH before 22:00.

****PRICES with a Wristband****

Wine: 4 CHF 
Shots: 5 CHF
Guiness: 7 CHF 
Heineken: 6 CHF 
Long Drink (Single and a Mixer): CHF 10

WHERE: Spring Brothers Irish Pub
WHEN: 8:30 pm
HOW: Tram to Place de Neuve (12, 14, 18, 3, 5, 36)

GIA discount on Upcoming Ballet Show ! 

On Tuesday the 12th of June the the Spanish National Ballet and Elephant in the Black Box troupe will be hosting a performance of Roméo & Juliette, bringing together a fusion of Spanish flamenco dance & classical ballet, choreographed by the award-winning dancer & ballet star, Jean-Philippe Dury.
The performance will take place at BFM (Bâtiment Des Forces Motrices) here in Geneva.

GIA members have the opportunity to attend with a 30% discount on ballet tickets.
Tickets can be purchased online here>> 

The 30% discount code is
EBBPOURLADANSE. when going on ticketcorner, you need to choose the promotion: Rabais 30%

To see the event on Facebook click here>>

Geneva Fête de la Musique - Parc des Bastions

The Geneva fête de la musique is an annual event that takes place at the Parc des Bastions.  Taking place from 22 - 24 June, the event is organized by the City of Geneva is the biggest open air festival that celebrates the start of the summer in the entire city. 

There will be more than 500 concerts from morning to evening . You can expect all types of music; classical, contemporary, rock, dance, cinema and workshops for all ages.

Encounter with Stradivari - 70th Anniversary of the UDHR


The UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) and the Nippon Foundation will present a concert featuring the exquisite timbres of seven Stradivarius stringed instruments at the Palais des Nations on Saturday 16 June 2018, to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 

You can find out more in this via the Facebook event notice.

Special Summer Housing Offer ! 

If you need accommodation in Geneva between May 2018 and mid-August 2018, there is an offer from Webster University!

They propose Single Rooms in Suites for CHF1000.-  per month, with all utilities and bedding included, in their residence Les Berges du Rhône. This summer offer may be extended until December 2018 based on availability.

The residence is ideally located in the neighborhood of La Jonction, a few steps away from Tram 14 stop Palladium, all commodities are at walking distance as well: Migros, Coop, pharmacy, bank, post office, restaurants etc.
If you are interested feel free to contact them at:
For more information visit the GIA Website.

The Weekly UN-named Event 

Un-named (formerly UN-wined) is a rooftop get-together of Interns at the WHO. In addition to the GIA drinks, this is a great way to meet new people and enjoy great company in a relaxed atmosphere.

This event takes place every Friday evening from 17:00 till 19:00 in an 'apero' style. All are welcome to attend. Be sure to have your work badge and identification with you to make it through the WHO security.

Non-WHO participants are asked to pay 5 CHF which goes towards funding the food and drink which will be provided for you at the event.

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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