ICC Assembly of States Parties short-term internship

from Coalition for the International Criminal Court
Closing date: 18 Oct 2019

The World Federalist Movement – Institute for Global Policy is recruiting for Short-Term Internships for its Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC) Program, to support its work during the 18th Session of the Assembly of States Parties.

The Coalition includes 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 serious crimes under international law. The ICC is the only permanent International Court with the mandate to bring to justice individuals who commit the most serious violations of international humanitarian law, namely genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.

The Internship

The internship will provide the successful candidate with on-the-job training in a global non-profit, non-governmental organization. The successful candidate will be given the opportunity to:

  • Gain valuable experience in the non-profit sector

  • Gain skills and participate in advocacy strategizing, project development and implementation

  • Gain skills in effective team working and how to ensure effective team meetings

  • Gain strategic treaty body and governmental advocacy experience with particular emphasis on the ICC

  • Build and expand his/her professional network

  • Work in a young, multicultural, and dynamic work environment

  • Improve managerial, organizational, and problem-solving skills.

The Assembly of States Parties (ASP) is the oversight body of the International Criminal Court. The ASP meets annually in either The Hague or New York to take vital decisions on the functioning of the Court. With hundreds of representatives, NGOs make up the largest delegation at the ASP.

The Coalition for the ICC coordinates the participation of NGOs and related activities during the annual session of the Assembly of States Parties (ASP), which this year will take place in The Hague, The Netherlands from 2 to 7 December.

For more information about the 17th session of the ASP, please visit the website of the Assembly of States parties at https://asp.icc-cpi.int/EN_Menus/asp/sessions/documentation/18th%20sessi....

ASP interns will provide support to the Coalition in carrying out all activities related to NGO participation and ASP engagement. The interns will also support the organization of CICC meetings related to the ASP, and assist the Coalition’s members attending the ASP.

Positions available

  • Program Intern: Administrative and logistic tasks, liaison with participants; note taking.
  • Legal intern: Legal issues’ monitoring, drafting; note taking
  • Communications intern: Media and social media, blogpost writing; note taking
  • Interpretation intern: informal English-French/French-English or English-Spanish/Spanish-English interpretation; note taking

Qualifications and Experience

  • Fluency in English; fluency in other languages, especially French, Spanish is preferred;
  • Graduate student with or undergraduate student working towards a degree in International Relations, Political Science, Human Rights, Law, administration, management or related field;
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure;
  • Excellent writing skills;
  • Cultural sensitivity;
  • Knowledge of and interest in the ICC and international law;
  • Available on a full-time basis from Wednesday 27 November until Friday 13 December 2019; including availability on 1 and 7 December.
  • Legal and personal ability to work in The Netherlands.
  • Interns are requested to use their own laptops as meetings will take place outside the office


Please note that this is an unpaid internship and the Coalition 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 Coalition cannot sponsor individuals applying for internships to help them obtain visas.

How to apply:

Application Procedure

Please apply by 18 October 2019 by sending a cover letter and CV by email to aspinternship@coalitionfortheicc.org .

Please state your name and the specific ASP internship you are applying for in the subject line [E.g. “First and last name - ASP Program Intern”].

Short-listed candidates will be invited for a telephone/Skype interview. Due to the great number of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

NO phone inquiries please.

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