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Internship - Imagery Unit / Forensic Science Section (FSS) - Office of the Prosecutor

The Hague

  • Organization: ICC - International Criminal Court
  • Location: The Hague
  • Grade: Internship - Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
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  • Closing Date: 2024-12-31

23508| Office of the Prosecutor  

Organisational Unit: Forensic Science Section, Office Of The Prosecutor  
Duty Station: The Hague - NL
Contract Duration: 3 - 6 months
Deadline for Applications: 31 December 2024

Due to the volume of applications received, only successful applicants will be contacted by the Court.

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.

The Opportunity

The International Criminal Court (ICC) investigates and, where warranted, tries individual charges with the gravest crimes of concerns to the international community: genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and crimes of aggression. The Court is participating in the global fight to end impunity, and through international criminal justice, the Court aims to hold those responsible accountable for their crimes and to help prevent the crimes from happening again. You can contribute to this cause by joining the ICC.

Organisational Context

The Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) investigates and prosecutes genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes committed by nationals of a State Party or on the territory of a State Party on or after 1 July 2002, the date of entry into force of the Rome Statute.

The Integrated Services Division (ISD) within the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) centralises the specialised support functions that provide cross-cutting support to the Office. The Division is headed by a Director who is responsible for managing the reliable and cost-effective delivery of integrated services and ensuring that the OTP is adequately supported through all relevant service functions, technologies and equipment, and that appropriate services are available to allow the implementation of the Office’s mandate. The services include planning and operations, witness protection and management, information knowledge and evidence management,  forensic science,  language and administrative support. The Division works to develop new approaches and strategies that promote the use of modern tools and advanced technology as mechanisms to strengthen the effectiveness of the Office.

The Forensic Science Section is in charge of the following functions:

  • The Forensic Unit provides expertise for all matters related to crime scene examinations, exhumations, autopsies, clinical examination of witnesses, as well examination of physical evidence collected during investigation or trial.
  • The Imagery Unit provides expertise for all matters related to photo and video analysis and enhancement, 3D mapping and reconstruction, satellite imagery and geographic information systems.

Duties and Responsibilities

The candidate will assist the Head of the Forensic Science Section and the Imagery Unit in their daily tasks and duties, including:

  • Assisting in the preparation of maps, including interactive maps using web-mapping software, search of geo-coordinates for locations of interests and search of GIS datasets;
  • Assisting in design (animated) presentations and creation of infographics;
  • Assisting in 3D modelling and animations;
  • Production of videos and related promotional material;
  • Scanning, printing and digitising maps;
  • Conducting research relating to the work of the Imagery Unit;
  • Performing other tasks as requested.

Required Qualifications


Candidates must have a degree in a subject relevant to the internship or be in the final stages of their studies at a recognised university. Candidates are expected to have a very good record of academic performance.

University studies in the field of geographic information systems, graphic design, film-making, 3D animations, or audio/video editing would be an asset. Practical knowledge of ESRI Suite and/or Adobe Suite software would be an asset.


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. Applicants must have less than three years of relevant full-time professional experience to be considered for an internship.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Detail-oriented and interested in the presentation of dynamic and inter-related information
  • Able to adapt to multicultural and multilingual working environments.
  • Possesses strong teamwork skills (listens, consults and communicates proactively).
  • Knowledge of graphic design and the visualisation of complex situations would be an asset.
  • A good standard of computer skills (including PowerPoint and Word Microsoft Office applications)
  • Familiarity with any or all of the following processes would be an asset:
  • Videography, video editing, titles and captions including animation 
  • Adobe Suite, dynamic infographics and animation, including After Effects
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Suite Templates [PowerPoint and Word especially]
  • 3D modelling and CAD [computer-aided design], including simple spatial rendering and fly-through animations
  • Application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) - desktop and web based (preferably ESRI based) 
  • Geospatial data management (e.g. Postgres data base)
  • Extract, transform, and load (ETL) tools (e.g., FME)
  • Processing of earth observation based data (raster data classification)
  • Development and application of deep learning models for processing  large (geospatial) data sets
  • Creating cartographic products for various purposes
  • Graphic design and the visualisation of complex situations

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 and Spanish) is an asset.

Other criteria:

It is the Court’s objective to have diversity and gender balance. And in line with the ICC’s efforts to improve geographical representation among staff, nationals of non-represented and under-represented countries at the ICC are encouraged to apply. The list can be found here.


Please note that internship and visiting professional placements at the ICC are unfunded. The ICC is not able to provide participants in the Internship and Visiting Professional Programme with any remuneration, nor is it possible to provide reimbursement for expenses incurred prior, during or after the internship or visiting professional placement.

Applicants must therefore be able to support themselves for the entire duration of their internship or visiting professional placement.


We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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