STÁŽ: The Hague Programme Internship

About the CICC
The Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC) includes more than 2,500 civil society organizations in 150 different countries working in partnership to strengthen international cooperation with the ICC; ensure that the Court is fair, effective and independent; make justice both visible and universal; and advance stronger national laws that deliver justice to victims of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. For further information about the Coalition, visit the website.

The Internship

The internship is with The Hague Secretariat of the Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC) in The Netherlands. The Hague Progamme Intern will be supervised by the Programme Assistant, and will assist with the preparations of the upcoming session of the Assembly of States Parties (ASP), which will take place from 18 until 26 November 2015 in The Hague, The Netherlands.

The CICC coordinates the activities of NGOs during the ASP, where vital decisions on the functioning of the ICC will be made. With hundreds of representatives, NGOs make up the largest delegation at the ASP. For more information about the 14th session of the ASP, please visit the ASP14 website.

The Hague Programme intern will also assist in other various administrative and research capacities as needed in the office. This internship will be full-time, starting as soon as possible until December 2015.

Responsibilities include

  • Assisting in ASP logistics: NGO Accreditation, Staff participation;
  • Assisting in coordinating events surrounding the ASP;
  • Taking notes and minutes of meetings;
  • Providing support with preparing documents, letter writing, and translations.

Responsibilities may also include

  • Conducting membership outreach, including updating the membership database;
  • Updating and maintaining contacts database;
  • Undertaking special research projects and assignments as required.

Qualifications

  • Fluency in written and spoken English; fluency in other European languages, especially Dutch and French, is an asset;
  • Advanced undergraduate or graduate student working towards a degree in Law, International Relations, History, Political Science, Area Studies or related field;
  • Knowledge of and interest in the ICC and international law;
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office software;
  • Ability to work independently and within the constraints of tight deadlines;
  • Excellent research and writing skills;
  • Cultural sensitivity;

Remuneration

Please note that this is an unpaid internship and the CICC cannot cover associated transportation or accommodation costs. We recommend all prospective candidates to seek financial assistance from their academic institutions or seek outside fellowships, grants and personal resources. The CICC cannot sponsor individuals applying for internships to help them obtain visas,

Application procedure

Please apply as soon as possible by sending a cover letter and CV by email to aspinternship@coalitionfortheicc.org with the subject header, "The Hague Programme Intern."

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis; therefore it is advised to send in applications early. Short-listed candidates are invited for a telephone interview. Due to the great number of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Please also indicate your available start date.

No phone inquiries please.

The CICC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer strongly committed to hiring and retaining diverse and internationally representative interns.

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