06 January 2014

Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC), The Hague Secretariat
Legal Section Internship
Deadline for application: 10 January 2014

The Coalition for the International Criminal Court is the largest partnership in the world advancing the cause of international justice. Including more than 2,500 civil society organizations from 150 countries, the Coalition is leading the global fight to end genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity through a commitment to the core values of human rights and justice.

The Coalition is engaged in ensuring the effectiveness, independence, and accessibility of international justice and related national legal structures, while also responding to more urgent local and regional developments. The Coalition works with all aspects of the International Criminal Court, as well as with the broader network of governments, the United Nations, and other institutions involved in the international justice system. Through this committed global partnership, the Coalition’s guiding mission is to make justice universally accessible for victims of the gravest crimes in an effort to secure lasting peace.

The Coalition is offering an internship in the legal section.
The internship
The Legal Section of the CICC closely monitors the first steps of the International Criminal Court in building a credible functioning justice system and deliver on the promise of a fair, effective and independent Court.

The CICC Hague Secretariat has been training legal interns in its monitoring work, by attending and reporting on all ICC hearings. After review by a legal adviser, the reports are then sent out as informal notes to more than 200 organizations and interested individuals.

Next to that, each intern works closely with a legal adviser on several varied legal research projects in the context of a fair, effective and independent Court

• University level education in international public law.
• Perfect knowledge of the English language.
• Excellent research and writing skills.
• Availability on a full-time basis for a minimum of three months, preferably longer.
• Ability to work independently and within the constraints of tight deadlines.
• Strong motivation and interest to work with an NGO on issues pertaining to the ICC.

Unfortunately, internships at the CICC are unpaid. We recommend all prospective candidates to seek financial assistance from their academic institutions or seek outside fellowships, grants and personal resources. The CICC cannot sponsor individuals applying for internships to help them obtain visas.

Application procedure
Review the information above carefully.
Send your CV together with a motivation letter to the Internship Coordinator at legalinternships@coalitionfortheicc.org.
Important: On the subject line, please put 'Your First & Last Name - Application for Legal Section Internship 2014' and state clearly your availabilities for the internship.

Applicants that will need to make arrangements for travel to and accommodation in The Hague are advised to send in their applications immediately in order to allow for ample time to prepare.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and short-listed candidates are invited for a telephone interview.

Due to the great number of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted; no phone call inquiries please. Thank you to all of those that applied.

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