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Career Opportunities: Internship – Presidency – External Relations (3921)

Required Documents for This Application

Please note that you will need to have the following information ready in order to complete your application:

  • A completed “Duties and Responsibilities Form” (refer to step 1 on your eRecruitment Profile page).

  • Motivation letter (maximum of 400 words).

  • Two reference letters (one academic).

  • Scanned copies of university degrees and/or diplomas.

  • Scanned copies of official academic transcripts that state your courses, results and completion date.

  • One short essay on a subject relevant to the work of the Court (maximum of 750 words, single spaced, type written).

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.

Organisational Context The Presidency is one of the four Organs of the Court. It is composed of the President and First and Second Vice-Presidents, all of whom are elected by an absolute majority of the Judges of the Court for a three year renewable term.

The Presidency has three main areas of responsibility: judicial/legal functions, administration and external relations.

In the area of external relations, the Presidency’s responsibilities are to maintain relations with States and other entities and to promote public awareness and universality of the Court.

The successful candidates will provide support to the External Relations Advisor on issues relating to international relations, politics, diplomacy and public relations.

Duties and Responsibilities Performing his or her duties under the supervision of the External Relations Adviser to the ICC President, the External Relations intern will contribute to:

  • Preparation of background information ahead of the President’s travel and diplomatic meetings, researching relevant legal and political developments and obtaining relevant information from other sections/organs of the Court;

  • Drafting and revision of external and internal correspondence, letters, speeches, presentations, memoranda and other requested materials and verifying format according to Protocol standard;

  • Communicating with other Court organs on various external relations activities;

  • Taking notes during meetings and preparing of summaries or minutes of meetings; and

  • Performing any other duties as required.

Required Qualifications Education: All Candidates must have a degree or be in the final stages of their studies at a recognised university, demonstrating very good knowledge in international /national criminal law, comparative law and criminology, public international law, international humanitarian law or human rights. Candidates are expected to have a very good record of academic performance. Experience: Internship placements focus on candidates in the early stages of their professional careers. 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).

  • Very good oral communication and drafting skills.

  • Has acquired a good standard of computer skills (including Microsoft Office applications) and research skills (including the use of electronic databases).

Knowledge of Languages: Proficiency in one of the working languages of the Court, French or English, is required. Working knowledge of the other is highly desirable. Knowledge of another official language of the Court (Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish) is an asset.

Remuneration 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.


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