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  • Organization: ICC - International Criminal Court
  • Location: The Hague
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2019-08-02

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Internship - Office of the Director, Division of Eхternal Operations

The Hague (Netherlands)

18950 | Registry

Organisational Unit: Office of the Director, DEO, Registry  
Duty Station: The Hague - NL
Contract Duration: 6 months
Deadline for Applications: 02/08/2019

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 of six months preferable from 9th of September 2019. Internship placements shall not be extended beyond six months.

Organisational Context

The Division of External Operations (DEO) is responsible for and consolidates the Registry’s functions with respect to witnesses, communications, external relations and field operations. In addition to the Office of the Director (OD-DEO), DEO consists of three sections at Headquarters, namely the Victims and Witnesses Section (VWS), the Public Information and Outreach Section (PIOS) and the External Operations Support Section (EOSS) as well as field presences in several situation countries.

The OD-DEO supports the Director for External Operations, who has the overall responsibility for the Registry’s functions in the areas of cooperation, external communications, witness protection, analysis and field operations. OD-DEO also coordinates operations in the field, including the establishment and maintenance of field offices as well as mission planning.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct background research on a wide variety of matters to support the work of the Director for External Operations;
  • Conduct legal analysis on issues related to judicial cooperation, cooperation with the States and IGOs and operations;
  • Draft minutes of both internal and external meetings;
  • Draft letters, speaking points, speeches and other documents for the Director and other Registry officials;
  • Assist in drafting legal and policy memoranda, reports and analyses on assigned topics;
  • Assist in updating and producing content for the DEO intranet site;
  • Perform any other duties as required.

Required Qualifications


The candidate should have an academic background in political science, law, management, journalism/public information, or a related field. 


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, especially from an international environment, will 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 considered an asset. Knowledge of another official language of the Court (Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish) is an asset.


Please note that the ICC is not able to provide all participants in the Internship and Visiting Professional Programme with remuneration, nor is it possible to provide reimbursement for expenses incurred during the internship or visiting professional placement.

Applicants should therefore be able to support themselves for the duration of their internship or placement. 

Limited funding may, however, be available through the ICC’s Trust Fund for the Development of Interns and Visiting Professionals, which receives donations from States Parties and other donors to fund nationals of States Parties from developing regions. These donations are equally divided between the four Organs of the Court.

If funding is available, the Human Resources Section shall assess a candidate’s eligibility in accordance with the terms of reference of the Trust Fund as agreed by the donors. 

In order to be eligible, the applicant must, among other criteria, be a national from a country that is a State Party to the Rome Statue and appears on the United Nations Statistics Division’s list of developing regions.

Candidates eligible for funding shall receive detailed information and further instructions after the selection process is finalized. Stipends will always be agreed at the time of offering the internship. No funding will be provided at a later stage.

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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