Europe Programme Internship
Deadline for application: 17 October 2014
The Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC) includes 2500 civil society organizations in 150 different countries working in partnership to strengthen international cooperation with the ICC; ensure that the Court is fair, effective and independent; make justice both visible and universal; and advance stronger national laws that deliver justice to victims of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.
This internship is with the Europe Regional Office of the Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC) situated in Brussels, Belgium.
The Regional Section of the CICC focuses, among others, on:
• Promoting the universal acceptance and ratification of the Rome Statute.
• Promoting the adoption of comprehensive implementation legislation.
• Promoting education and awareness of the ICC and the Rome Statute at the national, regional, and global levels.
• Expanding and strengthening the Coalition's global network.
The intern will assist with the Coalition’s campaign in Europe with a specific focus on the European Union, United Nations Office in Geneva, Balkan countries, Turkey, and Central Asia.
Responsibilities may include:
• Support efforts to promote the universal acceptance of and awareness on the Rome Statute of the ICC in collaboration with civil society, governments, international/regional organisations and the media.
• Monitor developments related to the ICC and human rights in the region.
• Coordinate communication with Coalition members as requested.
• Expand and strengthening the Coalition's global network.
• Monitor and attending events in Brussels.
• Undertake special projects and assignments as needed, including administrative tasks.
Skills and qualifications:
• Advanced undergraduate or graduate student in Law, International Relations, Human Rights, Political Science, or related fields.
• Knowledge of the International Criminal Court, the European Union, the United Nations (Human Rights Council) and human rights issues in the region.
• Excellent oral communication, research and writing skills in English. Native or advanced language ability in French or another European language is desirable.
• Previous experience in a non-profit environment preferred.
• Proficiency using Microsoft Office software.
• Ability to work independently and within the constraints of tight deadlines.
• Interest in the Coalition's mission.
Duration of the internship
Availability on a full-time basis for a minimum of 4 months, preferably longer.
Visa and permits
The Coalition for the ICC values the global diversity of its members and staff, and is interested in candidates from diverse backgrounds. Internship applicants should be aware that non E.U. citizens will have to make their own arrangements in order to be able to work in Belgium.
How to apply
Review the above information carefully.
Send a CV and a cover letter expressing your interest in the position as well as a list of references, to Virginie Amato, Senior Advocacy and Programme Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Be sure to indicate your approximate start date and the time period for which you will be available.
• In the subject line, please put “(Your First & Last Name) - Application for Europe Internship”.
Short-listed candidates are invited for interviews. Applicants not currently in Brussels will be interviewed by phone. Additional information, such as writing samples, may be requested at this time. Successful candidates will be notified shortly after the interview.
Due to the large volume of applications we receive, we are only able to notify candidates who have been selected for interviews.