Intern - PGA Campaign for the Universality and Effectiveness of the Rome Statute of the ICC
Deadline for application: 2 March 2014
Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA) is a network of more than 1000 parliamentarians from 130 countries around the world who use their legislative and political prerogatives for the solution of global problems and to undertake specific actions and international initiatives with the support of PGA's secretariat. PGA works on an expanded list of global issues such as fostering democracy, conflict prevention and management, international law and human rights, population and sustainable development.
Parliamentarians for Global Action is recruiting one intern for its Hague-based office.
The internship will begin in March 2014 and will last minimum 3 and maximum 4 months. The internship comprises 30-35 hours of work per week. Due to lack of funds, this internship is unpaid.
• The intern will work under the supervision of the Director of the International Law and Human Rights Programme and with relevant programme officers in various tasks pertaining to the PGA’s ICC Campaign.
• The intern will be involved in administrative, logistic, and research activities, including providing support in the organization of meetings and events to be held in The Hague and worldwide.
• The intern will support the team in collecting and organizing information on stakeholders and political developments in different regions of the world, and establishing and maintaining communication with PGA members on behalf of the PGA Secretariat. In addition, the intern will support the administration of the Campaign’s database of contacts and the coordination of PGA’s social media, website and outreach tools.
Through this internship the selected candidate will acquire management, advocacy and legal skills, and will have the opportunity of contributing directly to the universality and effectiveness of the Rome Statute. The intern will have the opportunity to establish direct substantive contact with politicians and human rights activists worldwide.
• Graduate studies with proven track of exposure to international criminal, human rights and international law.
• Excellent written and oral communication, research and writing skills.
• Previous exposure to the International Criminal Court system.
• Advanced computer skills (notably in database management, excel and text processor).
• Proven ability to work in teams, as well as independently and within the constraints of tight deadlines.
• Proven ability to take initiatives when needed.
• Proven flexibility and adaptability to horizontal structures.
• Proficiency in English and French.
• Commitment towards social justice and the rule of law.
• Interest in political processes and the role of individuals to generate political will and transform it in concrete actions.
• Exposure to international organizations.
• Policy research and analysis, stakeholder identification, knowledge of international system.
• Communication competency in media or social networks, contact management, website content, and internal communication tools.
• Event management, customer service, logistical support.
• Desired additional language business proficiency in either Arabic or Spanish.
The successful applicant will need to have the right to reside in The Netherlands for the duration of the internship and will be required to provide proof of health insurance. PGA cannot assist in immigration or any other application process.
How to apply
Qualified applicant should submit a single file named with their last name that should include:
• A cover letter indicating their motivation, concrete competencies and confirming availability to commence in March.
• A CV including a section with the name and relation to three professional references.
Deadline for application: Sunday, 2 March 2014, 7 pm GMT+1.
The complete call can be consulted here.