The Hague Institute for Global Justice is currently recruiting suitable candidates for its 2016 Spring/Summer Internship Program (11 January–8 July).
1. Duties and Responsibilities
Interns contribute approximately 38 hours per week to the Institute.
Interns assist staff with the following tasks:
a. Applicants must be enrolled in a Master’s Program in public international law, international relations, political science, conflict studies, or other related discipline at the time of the internship; OR have recently graduated from such a Master’s program;
b. Applicants must be EU-citizens OR students or recent graduates from universities based in the European Economic Area (EEA) OR already possess the necessary authorization to live and work in the Netherlands;
c. Demonstrated commitment to the mission and objectives of The Hague Institute and a strong desire to work in the field of peace and justice;
d. Excellent analytical and organizational skills;
e. Excellent communication skills;
f. Excellent knowledge of the English language and preferably one other official language of the UN.
3. General Information
The Hague Institute for Global Justice offers genuine supervision of interns, a dynamic and flexible work environment, and international and highly motivated staff.
The Hague Institute offers interns a gross monthly stipend of €350 (pro rata) for the duration of their internship. Additional costs such as housing, travel, living expenses and medical insurance must be borne by the intern.
Candidates should be available from 11 January–8 July 2016.
5. Application Process
Please read our FAQs before submitting your application package.
Kindly be advised that you can only apply via email. Please send an email to to submit your application package.
Please indicate your name and the program for which you are applying in the subject-line of your application email. For example:
You may apply for more than one program.
The following documents should be included in your application package:
a. A resume, which includes the following details:
b. A cover letter
c. A brief writing sample (please read our FAQs for guidance)
d. Two letters of reference
Please confirm that you are eligible to work in the Netherlands without restrictions. Note that documents written in a language other than English will not be considered.
6. Selection Process / Interviews
Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of their application. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed via Skype. The interview will take approximately 45 minutes and will be followed by a one-hour writing assignment, which will be provided to you via e-mail after the interview. The interviews will be held in mid-November.
Please note that due to the high volume of applications received, we are only able to contact shortlisted candidates.
The deadline for submitting an application is 1 November 2015.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it possible to apply for the internship if I am not eligible to work in the Netherlands?
What format should I use for my resume and cover letters?
References and writing samples
Please note that only complete applications will be considered. Applications submitted after the deadline and supplementary materials will not be considered.
What is the selection procedure?
Applicants will be assessed according to the following criteria:
If my application is unsuccessful, can I apply for the next internship cycle?
Can the internship be of shorter duration than indicated in the vacancy announcement?
Will I receive assistance in finding appropriate accommodation in The Hague?
What stipend can I expect?
Will there be a call for another Internship?