The International Criminal Court offers an internship at the HR section - Legal & Policy

The HR Section provides a unified and coordinated approach to HR matters across the Court and carries out all human resources activities in an efficient and timely manner whilst serving as HR advisor to management within the Court. The intern will work as part of the legal and policy team within the HR Section under the supervision of the HR Officer (Legal and Policy).


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Organization: The International Criminal Court (ICC) investigates and, where warranted, tries individuals charged with the gravest crimes of concern to the international community: genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and the crime of aggression.


Duty Station: The Hague


Open To: Candidates with a degree in law or similar


Timeframe:  Not specified


Deadline: 31 July


Job description: In this setting, the intern will contribute to:

  • Assist in the identification, legal research, analysis and drafting of legal policies and opinions on the interpretation and application of the Court’s framework documents, and any other relevant document relating to administrative and personnel matters as well as contractual procedures;
  • Conduct legal research on issues related to international administrative law, international civil service law and international labour law;
  • Provide support with drafting of standard operating procedures, administrative issuances and other legal texts;
  • Provide legal advice on issues related to staff benefits and entitlements and employment conditions in conformity with the ICC Staff Rules and Staff Regulations and the case law of International Administrative Tribunals;
  • Analyse and provide legal opinions with respect to Human Resources related matters;
  • Assist in the preparation of memoranda and other documents on any subject assigned that pertains to the Section’s mandate.




  • All Candidates must have a degree in law or a relevant legal qualification or be in the final stages of their legal studies at a recognised university, demonstrating very good knowledge in international (administrative/public/labour) law. 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 or Spanish) is considered an asset.


Wage/Fees: Not paid


Application process: Interested candidates may apply through the official offer page.

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, if already acquired.
  • Scanned copies of official academic transcripts that state your courses, results and completion date.
  • A short essay of 2-3 paragraphs on a subject relevant to international administrative law, international civil service law, international labour law, or the law of international organizations in general (maximum of 500 words, single spaced, type written).


Useful links: Official offer


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edited by Maria Laura Lo Cicero

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