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Internship - Chambers

The Hague (Netherlands) | nl

  • Organization: ICC - International Criminal Court
  • Location: The Hague (Netherlands) | nl
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Legal - Broad
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18665 | Chambers

Organisational Unit: Chambers, Judiciary  
Duty Station: The Hague - NL
Contract Duration: 3 to 6 months
Deadline for Applications: Open

Required Documents for This Application

Please note that you will need to have the following information ready in order to complete your application:

  • A completed “Duties and Responsibilities Form” (refer to step 1 on your eRecruitment Profile page).
  • Motivation letter (maximum of 400 words).
  • Two reference letters (one academic).
  • Scanned copies of university degrees and/or diplomas.
  • Scanned copies of official academic transcripts that state your courses, results and completion date.
  • One short essay or a writing sample on a subject relevant to the work of the Court (maximum of 750 words, single spaced, type written).

Contract Duration

Interns are required to work full time for a period between (minimum) three and six months (to be agreed to prior to commencement). Internship placements shall not be extended beyond six months.

The starting date of the internship may vary, upon agreement. Candidates can be recruited for a time period shorter than 6 months. Applications of candidates indicating availability beyond the present selection cycle may be considered in the context of the next selection cycle.

Organisational Context

Chambers, comprising of the three judicial divisions (Appeals Division, Trial Division and Pre-Trial Division), is in charge of judicial proceedings for crimes under the jurisdiction of the Court. The judicial functions of Chambers involve issuing decisions or orders, whether written or oral, responding to motions filed by the parties and participants, the holding of status conferences and hearings, the analysis of evidence. In addition, Judges in the Appeals, Trial and Pre-Trial Divisions are in charge of proposing amendments to the Rules of Procedure and Evidence and to the Elements of Crimes, as well as of adopting the Regulations of the Court and any amendments thereto.

Duties and Responsibilities

Typical duties and responsibilities of interns are:

  • Conduct in-depth legal research and analysis of questions of international criminal law, public international law, international humanitarian law, human rights law as well as relevant international and national legal materials for reference and background
  • Provision of legal advice on the interpretation and application of the Court’s documents
  • Summary of evidence material; preparation of summaries of submissions and decisions
  • Preparation of legal memoranda, observations of Court proceedings

Required Qualifications

Education:

All Candidates must have a degree in law or a relevant legal qualification or be in the final stages of their studies at a recognised university, demonstrating very good knowledge in international /national criminal law, comparative law and criminology, public international law, international humanitarian law or human rights. Candidates are expected to have a very good record of academic performance.

Experience:

Internship placements focus on candidates in the early stages of their professional careers. Practical experience is not an essential prerequisite for selection. However, practical experience that is relevant to the work of the Court may be considered an asset.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Able to adapt to multicultural and multilingual working environments.
  • Possesses strong teamwork skills (listens, consults and communicates proactively).
  • Very good oral communication and drafting skills.
  • Has acquired a good standard of computer skills (including Microsoft Office applications) and research skills (including the use of electronic databases).

Knowledge of Languages:

Proficiency in one of the working languages of the Court, French or English, is required. Working knowledge of the other is desirable. Knowledge of another official language of the Court (Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish) is an asset.

Remuneration

Please note that the ICC is not able to provide participants in the Internship and Visiting Professional Programme with remuneration, nor is it possible to provide reimbursement for any expenses incurred during the internship or Visiting Professional placement. Accordingly, applicants must have the necessary resources or other financial support for the duration of the placement for which they have been selected.

If a State Party to the Rome Statute provides a donation to the Internship Programmes Fund, it may be possible to offer a limited number of interns a stipend for cost of living and travel. If funding is available, the Human Resources Section will conduct an assessment of the candidate determining eligibility for funding in accordance with the Court’s Policy on Internships and Visiting Professionals and relevant funding conditions. In order to be eligible, the applicant must, among other criteria, be a national from a country that is a State Party to the Rome Statute and appear on the United Nations Statistics Division’s list of developing regions.

Candidates eligible for funding shall receive detailed information and further instructions after the selection process is finalized. Stipends will always be agreed at the time of offering the internship. No funding will be provided at a later stage.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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