19 January 2017

Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC), Europe Regional Office, Brussels
Internship
Deadline for application: 30 January 2017


The Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC) includes 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. 

The CICC is looking for a Europe Programme Intern at its Europe Regional Office situated in Brussels, Belgium.
The internship
The intern will assist with the Coalition’s Regional Coordinator for Europe with a specific focus on the European Union, South Caucasus, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, etc.

Responsibilities may include:
• Support efforts to promote the universal acceptance of, support to and awareness on the Rome Statute of the ICC.
• Carry out research related to International Criminal Law and Human Rights, and monitoring political developments and human rights issues in Europe.
• Monitor and attend events and meetings in Brussels.
• Monitor events at the European Union and at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.
• Supporting the Regional Coordinator in missions and outreach.
• Undertake special projects and assignments as needed, including administrative tasks.

Qualifications
• Advanced undergraduate or graduate student in Law, International Relations, Human Rights, Conflict resolution, Political Science, or related fields.
• Knowledge of the International Criminal Court, the European Union, the United Nations system.
• Knowledge of politics and human rights issues in the region.
• Strong writing skills and excellent English are essential.
• Native or advanced language ability in another European language is desirable.
• Ability to work independently and within the constraints of tight deadlines.
• Previous experience in a non-profit environment preferred.
• Computer skills (Microsoft Office, internet applications) are required.

Ideally, interns are asked to commit for a minimum of four months, preferably longer, on a full-time basis.

Please note that this is an unpaid internship and the CICC cannot cover associated transportation or accommodation costs.

Ideally, applicants should be enrolled in an academic programme for the duration of the internship, and required by their university to undertake an internship.

We recommend all prospective candidates to seek financial assistance from their academic institutions or seek outside fellowships, grants and other resources.

Application procedure
Review the above information carefully and send to Virginie Amato, Regional Coordinator for Europe, at cicc-hague@coalitionfortheicc.org:
• a curriculum vitae
• a cover letter expressing your interest in the internship and in the Coalition's mission
• a list of references

In the email subject line, please indicate 'Your First & Last Name - Application for Europe Programme Internship – February 2017'.

Be sure to indicate your earliest available start date and the time period for which you will be available in the body of the email. Due to the great number of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No phone inquiries please.

Applicants who are not in Brussels will be interviewed by phone. Additional information, such as writing samples or references, may be requested at this time.

Applicants who will need to make arrangements for travel to and accommodation in Brussels are advised to send in their applications early in order to allow for ample time to prepare.

Visa and permits
The CICC values the global diversity of its members and staff, and is interested in candidates from diverse backgrounds. The CICC cannot sponsor individuals applying for internships to help them obtain visas.

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