A Paid internship it's possible? Yes it is!


From the campaign's website: We pay our intern


In 2016, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Geneva joined forces on the common understanding that promoting human rights worldwide must first be applied to basic human rights in their own structures. As a result of this, they started promoting a basic pay (stipend) for their interns.
There is no justification whatsoever that could support any structure working towards the improvement of human rights that does not pay its interns. Not to pay interns prevents people from the Global South from interning in Northern NGOs and International Organisations (IOs). This is fundamentally contrary to the most basic human values that we claim to defend.
We have to put an end to what has become normal and acceptable. 
We proudly proclaim that we pay our interns.
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The following Non-Governmental Organisations agree to provide basic financial standards for the work of their interns with guiding principles:
  1. Alkarama Foundation
  2. Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT)
  3. Care International
  4. CCPR Centre
  5. Child Rights Connect
  6. CIVICUS Alliance for Citizen Participation
  7. Civitas Maxima
  8. Codap
  9. Docip
  10. Euforia
  11. European Association for the Study of the Liver
  12. European Broadcasting Union
  13. FIACAT
  14. FIAN International
  15. Geneva Infant Feeding Association (IBFAN-GIFA)
  16. Geneva Institute for Human Rights
  17. Global Human Rights Clinic
  18. Good Neighbors International
  19. HURIDOCS
  20. Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre
  21. International Disability Alliance
  22. International AIDS Society
  23. International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA)
  24. International Publishers Association
  25. Norwegian Refugee Council Representation Office in Geneva
  26. oriGIn
  27. Peace Brigade International – Switzerland
  28. Peace Watch Switzerland
  29. Plan International UN Office in Geneva
  30. Public Services International
  31. Save the Children
  32. TRIAL International
  33. RIDH
  34. Terre des Hommes International Federation
  35. True heroes films
  36. UPR Info
  37. WaterLex
  38. Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
  39. World Council of Churches
  40. World Evangelical Alliance
  41. World Future Council
  42. World YWCA

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