Internship Opportunity @ Human Resources Section-Legal, International Criminal Court. Deadline: 23 Feb., 2017

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Internship Opportunity @ Human Resources Section-Legal, International Criminal Court.

Deadline: 23 Feb., 2017

For your kind reference, short details of the program are as follows:


Internship opportunity


Human Resources Section-Legal, International Criminal Court.


23 February 2017

Duty Station:

The Hague

Required Qualifications


All Candidates must have a degree or be in the final stages of a relevant study at a recognised university. Candidates are expected to have a very good record of academic performance. Candidates with Law, Human Resources, and Business Administration degrees are strongly encouraged to apply. Other academic qualifications are welcome.


Internship placements focus on candidates in the early stages of their professional careers therefore; 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).
  • Has acquired a good standard of computer skills (including Microsoft Office applications).

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 or Spanish) is considered an asset.


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

Duties and Responsibilities

Performing his or her duties under the supervision of HR Officers the Human Resources intern will contribute to:

Legal Assignments:

  • Assist in the identification, legal research, analysis and drafting of legal policies and opinions on the interpretation and application of the Court’s framework documents, and any other relevant document relating to administrative and personnel matters, financial and contractual procedures;
  • Conduct legal research in any subject assigned to the Section within its mandate;
  • Assist in the preparation and updating of standard forms and administrative templates for use by the Court;
  • Provide support with drafting of standard operating procedures and other legal texts;

Administrative Assistance

  • Assist in the maintenance and development of databases;
  • Provide assistance in relation to the filing and archiving of court records;
  • Assistance in document management, maintenance, and archiving.

Contract Duration

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


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