Career Advice

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Preparing for your Professional Future

During the year, our students benefit from the Career Services of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.

The Career Services team helps you lay the foundations of your professional future throughout the course of your studies in Geneva and gives you access to its important network of public and private sector employers in Switzerland and abroad.

A Broad Range of Services

You will also have access during the academic year to:

Exposure to Practical Work and Situations

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Internships with leading actors

Our LLM students have the opportunity to acquire first-hand professional experience via internships with Geneva-based humanitarian and human rights actors like the International Committee of the Red Cross, the International Commission of Jurists, or the United Nations Children's Fund.

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Clinical Work

Students of our Master in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law have the opportunity, via clinical work, to follow seminars that facilitate dialogue and critical reflection on specific situations.

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Career Opportunities

Most of our students go on, or return, to work with international organizations, international courts and tribunals, NGOs, governments or academic institutions. Our 700 plus graduates have a visible presence in Geneva-based human rights and humanitarian institutions, but also in the wider field and other cities worldwide.

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