Monday, October 17, 2011

Legal Internship at the Coalition for the International Criminal Court

About the CICC
The Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC) 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 war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.
The Internship
This internship is with WFM’s Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC). The Legal Section in New York is now accepting applications for one to two interns to assist the CICC with a range of legal projects. Interns will report to the CICC NY Legal Officer. The internship can be full-time or part-time (2-3 days per week) and must be for a period of 3-4 months. Please note that this internship is unpaid.
  • Monitor developments at the Assembly of States Parties and in the Bureau Working Groups, writing reports for CICC members
  • Attend meetings and debates at the UN on thematic issues and country situations that relate to the ICC, reporting on the sessions for CICC members
  • Perform legal research and reporting
  • Undertake special projects and assignments as needed
  • Law, graduate, or advanced undergraduate student working towards a BA in law, international relations, political science, history, area studies or related field
  • Excellent written and oral communication, research, organization and writing skills
  • Knowledge of the ICC
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office software
  • Ability to work independently and within the constraints of tight deadlines
  • Previous experience in a nonprofit environment preferred
  • Proficiency in English, additional language proficiencies are a plus
  • Interest in CICC’s mission
Unfortunately, internships at the CICC are unpaid. 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
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, references and a brief writing sample (3-5 pages maximum) on a related topic via email:
The Coalition for International Criminal Court
Attn: Internship Coordinator
708 Third Avenue, 24th floor
New York, NY 10017
Please include the name of the internship in the subject of the email and the cover letter. Be sure to indicate your approximate start date.
Application Deadline
Summer Applications: April 1st
Fall Applications: August 1st
Spring Applications: December 1st
No Phone Inquiries Please
For further information about the CICC and our internships, please visit our

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