Internship - Protection Strategies Unit (PSU)

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
Article 68  of the Rome Statute provides a general protection obligation of the Court over individuals at risk on account of their interaction with the Court. The Protection Strategies Unit is part of the Investigation Division of the Office of the Prosecutor and is tasked with developing Situation Threat and Risk Assesmments and Protection Strategies for all areas of operation related to situations under investigation, in order to guide investigative activities to prevent and manage foreseeable risks related to interaction with individuals. Additionally, the Protection Strategies Unit conducts Individual Risk Assessments for all individuals  over which the Office of the Prosecutor has a duty of care, advises on matters related to witness protection and security, and identifies and implements protective measures in consultation with the Court’s Victims and Witnesses Section.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Monitoring and analysis of news and (social) media
  • Conduct open source research on situation countries and on topics of relevance to the Protection Strategies Unit
  • Assist in drafting minutes, reports, and other documents and preparing and giving presentations on assigned topics
  • Conduct general administrative tasks in support of the work of the Unit
  • Any other tasks as entrusted by the Team

NB: due to confidentiality and security reasons, during the internship, the intern will not directly interact with victims/witnesses and will not travel to the field to conduct assessments. The internship will take place entirely in the HQ and aims at supporting the protection Strategies Unit in its tasks.

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.

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