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One Year Traineeship in Geneva, Switzerland

Established in 1863, the ICRC operates worldwide, helping people affected by conflict and armed violence and promoting the laws that protect victims of war. An independent and neutral organization, its mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949. The organization, awarded for 4 times for the Nobel Peace Prize, are based in Geneva, Switzerland, and employ some 14,500 people in more than 80 countries. The ICRC is funded mainly by voluntary donations from governments and from national Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. 

The trainee will be working full time at the ICRC headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, reporting to the Heads of unit of REM_PROSPECT and REM_DON2(Asia) at the Resource Mobilization Division. S/he will support the work of both units with the focus to establish relations with new government and private donors. See attached Annex 1 for detailed job description.

Duration: June 2018 – May 2019
Stipend: Trainee will receive a yearly stipend of CHF39,000, payable on a monthly basis (CHF 3,000/month X 13), supported through the HKUST Connect Student Civic Fellowship Program
Annual Leave: Trainee is entitled to 20 working days
Accommodation: Trainee has to prepare for her/his own accommodation in Geneva
Insurance: Trainee might be required to purchase his/her own travel and medical insurance

Current HKUST undergraduate and postgraduate student in any disciplines who demonstrate maturity and an interest in humanitarian work and diplomacy affairs
Trainee would need to take a one-year study leave from HKUST for academic year 2018-2019
Student would not have graduated from their current academic enrollment at HKUST on/before June 2019 after taking one year off for the traineeship (i.e. eligible students are those who would still need to return to HKUST for academic studies for at least one semester before graduating)
Fluent French is not required, but fluency in some Asian languages is highly desirable. Trainee would be highly recommended to take French classes while in Geneva.


Recruitment Talk
Date/Time: 30 October (Mon) 4:30-5:30pm
Venue: Room 4005 (Lift 4)
Interested applicants please sign up via this link.

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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Traineeship in partnership with the HKUST Connect Student Civic Fellowship Program
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