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02/07/2018
Zero wage Britain: the firms that want you to work for free
 
Unpaid internships are still a reality in modern Britain, despite campaigners’ efforts to make companies pay interns or stop the practice.

While some internships are arranged privately through contacts, many are still advertised publicly.

To get an idea of how widespread the practice is, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism conducted an in-depth search of prominent job websites on a single day - May 8 - to get a snapshot of the type of businesses that explicitly offer unpaid work.
 
To read the full article click here>>.
UN Joint Inspection Unit Report on the 'Review of the Internship Programmes in the United Nations System'

The Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) of the United Nations System has published a report on the 'Review of the Internship Programmes in the United Nations System', as part of ongoing reform of human resources management in the United Nations system. 

The review covers the period between 2009 and 2017, during which the size of internship programmes in the United Nations system grew significantly. The report makes 7 recommendations, recommendation 4 in particular is directed to the UN General Assembly that:- 

"the General Assembly should request the United Nations Secretariat to update the human resource framework to include a category for interns, who should not be classified under “type I: gratis personnel”, thus facilitating the consideration of the introduction of compensation schemes, and to report to General Assembly at its next session under the agenda item on human resources."
To read the full report click here>>.
GIA Drinks - Dynastie Bar
 
For this GIA Drinks edition we're happy to introduce you to Dynastie Cocktail Bar! Dynastie brings together everything we appreciate in a bar: an ultra-comfortable floor with an adjusted sound so you can hear yourself, a stage with all sorts of artists and a dynamic team of waiters and barmen to serve you the drink you want, right away! 

GIA wristbands will be on sale till 10 pm for 3 chf on the night.

GIA PRICES:
Blonde bottled beer (White Frontier) 6 chf
White bottled beer (White Frontier) 7 chf
IPA (India Pale Ale) 7 chf
Shots 5 chf
Wines 6 chf
Cocktails from 10 to 16 chf 

Where: Dynastie Bar, Rue de la Cité, 13, 1204 Genève (Bel Air) 
When: Starting from 21:00 
How To Get There: 5 minutes or less from Place Bel Air – Lines 2-3-4-5-6-7-10-12-14-18-19-36 & D.

Feel free to bring your friends, the more the merrier.

**** Out of respect to the bar, don't bring your own alcohol and drink it outside the bar. We appreciate pre-drinking, heck we do it ourselves too, but do so reasonably****.

Grill Party


This weekend see's that start of a series of "grill parties" at the Beau Rivage Hotel.

With sunny weather upon us, the terrace at Beau-Rivage is a great place to break out the grills and have a refreshing aperitif on weekends.

Information and reservations:
Every Saturday and Sunday at lunch
lebar@beau-rivage.ch
+41 22 716 69 40
View the event on facebook here>>
 

Salsa party


There are a series of Salsa parties taking place around Geneva hosted by D.j. Shrek

This coming Saturday DJ Shrek will be at the decks at the Rue du Cendrier 17 at a bar/restaurant called El Pueblo.

There will be Salsa, Bachata and Kizomba to look forward to.

 
View the event on facebook here>>
 

The Fan Zone in Plainpalais


The Geneva Fan-zone in planpalais is up and running and will be showing the matches of the FIFA World Cup in Russia bringing about a festive and community atmosphere. This will be in place till July 15, 2018. 

The fanzone involves four giant screens, thirty stands and numerous events which can allow up to 12,000 spectators to fully enjoy themselves. Beyond the football, and the lively crowds, you can also look forward to enjoying the wide variety of food stands and stalls set up by different local bars. 

Practical advice: 
  1. Try to come one hour before the start of matches you're interested in. Especially if its a particularly big one.
  2. Public transport and biking is more convenient than driving to and from the fan zone.
  3. You cannot enter the fan zone with liquids, bag checks are carried out at the entrance.
Click here for programming details.
For their Facebook page click here>>.

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: housing@webster.ch
For more information visit the GIA Website.

Geneva BlaBla Language Exchange - Friday 13 July

 
Image may contain: 9 people, people smiling, people sitting and beardWith the 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>>.
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>>.
Many Japanese firms turning to one-day internships to secure new grads
 
To secure new graduates in buyers’ market, an increasing number of companies are introducing one-day internship programs for job-hunting students.

This is because Keidanren, (Japan Business Federation), the nation’s biggest business lobby, has scrapped the five-day minimum for member firms’ internship programs aimed at students graduating in spring 2019 and later. 

According to job information provider Mynavi Corp., 75.2 percent of the companies in Japan, including small firms, have accepted students under one-day internship programs.
 
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>>

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: housing@webster.ch
For more information visit the GIA Website.


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.

 

WEBMASTER

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 chair@internsassociation.org
 

WRITERS

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 communication@internsassociation.org
 

PHOTOGRAPHER

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 chair@internsassociation.org
 

SECRETARY

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 chair@internsassociation.org



ABOUT US...
 
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)


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.

 

WEBMASTER

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 chair@internsassociation.org
 

WRITERS

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 communication@internsassociation.org
 

PHOTOGRAPHER

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 chair@internsassociation.org
 

SECRETARY

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 chair@internsassociation.org
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