Internship - Public Information Unit

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 a group of lawyers, investigators and analysts working together in teams for each specific investigation. The 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.
PIU is responsible for ensuring accurate and timely presentation of Office position through managing the website and other social media of the office; managing contacts with the media, including the development of press lines and responses to media queries; producing media round-ups for key events; conducting event-related media work; drafting action and communication plans based on the overall strategic approach for public information, as required; managing communication projects including documentaries.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Produce media coverage and analysis for key events for the Office
  • Assist in providing research and drafting texts within the Public Information Unit;
  • Use standard approved lines to response on media enquiries;
  • Assist in organising schedules for interviews and special projects at the Office;
  •  Perform other functions as required.

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. Working knowledge of the other is desirable. Knowledge of another official language of the Court or Situations (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 - Public Information Unit - Office of the Prosecutor
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