Internship - Gender and Children Unit - Office of the Prosecutor

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 between three and six months (to be agreed to prior to commencement). Internship placements shall not be extended beyond six months.

Organisational Context
The Office of the Prosecutor investigates and prosecutes genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes committed by nationals of a State Party or on the territory of a State Party on or after 1 July 2002, the date of entry into force of the Rome Statute. It has three functional divisions, corresponding to the three major activities of the Office.. The Investigation Division is made up of investigators with different background such as law enforcement, legal and NGO, and staff from specialist Units for example the Forensic and Scientific Section and the Gender and Children Unit. Prosecution Division, with trial and appeals lawyers, presents cases before the judges. The Jurisdiction, Complementarity and Cooperation Division (JCCD) includes analysts, international cooperation experts and lawyers who provide advice to the Prosecutor on issues of jurisdiction and admissibility, essential prerequisites for any investigations and prosecutions. Without its own police and other agencies to rely upon, the Office must build networks of international cooperation. JCCD is responsible for ensuring necessary agreements and arrangements are in place to secure full cooperation of states and international organizations and maintaining dialogue with the OTP’s stakeholders, including civil society. These operational areas are supported by the Legal Advisory Section and Public Information Unit and receive technical services from the Language Unit, the Information and Evidence Unit and the Knowledge Base Unit. Upon a decision by the Prosecutor to initiate an investigation, representatives from the three divisions above are brought together in a joint team. The composition and size of the team depends on the needs and the stage of the investigation. On confirmation of charges the joint team is replaced by a trial team.

Duties and Responsibilities
[The incumbent will work under the supervision of the Head of Unit or an Associate Victims Expert and will perform the following tasksEnter here]
  • Conduct research on sexual and gender-based violence and crimes against children
  • Participate as required in activities of the Unit
  • Liaise with other entities in the Court as necessary
  • Performs tasks as instructed by the Head of Unit

Required Qualifications
All Candidates must have a degree or be in the final stages of their studies at a recognised university. Candidates are expected to have a very good record of academic performance.

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 may 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 desirable. 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 participants in the Internship Programme with remuneration, nor is it possible to provide any reimbursement for any expenses incurred during the internship. Accordingly, applicants must have the necessary resources or other financial support for the duration of the internship for which they have been selected.
Internship - Gender and Children Unit - Office of the Prosecutor
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