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Internship - Human Resources Office - OTP (Funded)

The Hague

  • Organization: ICC - International Criminal Court
  • Location: The Hague
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Legal - Broad
    • Human Resources
  • Closing Date:

22101 | OTP


Organisational Unit: Human Resources Office, Office of the Prosecutor
Duty Station: The Hague - NL
Contract Duration: 6 months
Deadline for Applications: 15 July 2022


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


This position is funded by the Trust Fund for the Development of Interns and Visiting Professionals.


In order to be eligible for this funded intern position, all applicants must be nationals from countries that appear on the United Nations Statistics Division’s list of developing regions that are a State Party to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, namely:


Afghanistan, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Honduras, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Namibia, Nauru, Niger, Nigeria, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Republic of Korea, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, State of Palestine, Suriname, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Zambia.


Some ICC States Parties are currently (as at 31 March 2022) not represented, or under-represented, and we therefore strongly encourage nationals from the following States Parties to apply:


Afghanistan, Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Cambodia, Cabo Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Comoros, Congo, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Fiji, Gabon, Grenada, Guyana, Guatemala, Honduras, Kiribati, Jordan, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Namibia, Nauru, Panama, Paraguay, Republic of Korea, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Seychelles, Suriname, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Tunisia, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Zambia.


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).



This position is funded through the Trust Fund for the development of interns and visiting professionals, whereby the Court will provide the selected candidate a monthly remuneration of €1,125 (with a mandatory deduction for emergency health insurance) as well as some financial help for travel purposes for candidates who are not based in the Netherlands at the time of the recruitment. Please note that (i) costs associated with Visas are the responsibility of the selected candidate, (ii) due to the nature of the assignment, interns cannot bring their families with them.


Contract Duration

Interns are required to work full time for a period of six months (to be agreed to prior to commencement).


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 crime of aggression. The Court is participating in the global fight to end impunity, and through the 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.


As a Human Resources Intern in the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) you will perform your duties under the supervision of members of the OTP HR Team and will have the opportunity to contribute to their current and prospective tasks and projects.


Organizational Context

The OTP HR Office provides a unified and coordinated approach to HR matters across the Office and carries out all human resources activities in an efficient and timely manner while serving as HR adviser to management within the Office.


The OTP HR Office is a trusted partner to the Office as a whole and a provider of various policy, advisory and administrative services for the Office, its managers and staff.


These services include:

  • Strategic workforce planning
  • Organizational design
  • Job design and advertisement
  • Talent acquisition, recruitment and selection
  • Performance management
  • Learning and development
  • HR policy matters and staff issues or conflicts.


Duties and Responsibilities
Under the delegated supervision of the HR Liaison and Coordination Officer, you will be involved in:

  • Preparing and publishing Vacancy Announcements (VAs);
  • Disseminating Vacancy Announcement on the ICC social media channels as well as sharing with recruitment partners, such as the UN network, Embassies, etc.;
  • Supporting the team with the recruitment selection process for a range of non-staff engagements, namely in:
    • Assisting interview panels;
    • Preparing documentation necessary for the conduct of interviews;
    • Liaising with candidates and panel members as required;
    • Assisting with the drafting of interview assessment reports;
    • Assisting with the process of medical and security clearance processes in collaboration with the relevant partner office; and
    • Managing Vacancy Announcements and candidates databases.
  • Assisting in organization of the onboarding of the selected candidates.
  • Participating in HR improvement projects.
  • Preparing weekly/monthly reports for review;
  • Conducting other tasks as needed.


Essential Qualifications


All Candidates must have a degree or be in the final stage of a relevant study at a recognized university. Candidates are expected to have a very good record of academic performance. Candidates with a Human Resources or Business Administration degree are particularly encouraged to apply. Other academic qualifications are welcome.



Internship placement focuses 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 talent acquisition, recruitment, marketing, sourcing, human resources management, employer branding and relationship management may be considered as asset.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Able to adapt to a multicultural and multilingual working environment.
  • Possesses strong teamwork skills (listens, consults and communicates proactively).
  • Has a good standard of computer skills (including Microsoft Office applications).
  • Has a hands-on and proactive approach.
  • Has strong self-management skills.


Knowledge of Languages:

Proficiency in one of the working languages of the Court, English or French, is required. Working knowledge of the other is desirable.


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.