Public Information and Outreach Section, Registry
The Hague – NL
Deadline for Applications:
14 May 2023
Due to the volume of applications received, only successful applicants will be contacted by the Court.
This position is funded by the Trust Fund for the Development of Interns and Visiting Professionals.
In order to be eligible for this funded internship position, all applicants must be nationals from countries that appear on the United Nations Statistics Division’s list of developing regions that are a State Party to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, namely : Afghanistan, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Honduras, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Namibia, Nauru, Niger, Nigeria, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, State of Palestine, Suriname, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Zambia.
Some ICC States Parties are currently (as at 28 February 2023) not represented, or under-represented, and we therefore strongly encourage nationals from the following States Parties to apply: Afghanistan, Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Cambodia, Cabo Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Comoros, Congo, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Fiji, Gabon, Grenada, Guyana, Guatemala, Honduras, Kiribati, Jordan, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Namibia, Nauru, Panama, Paraguay, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Seychelles, Suriname, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Tunisia, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Zambia.
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, subjects 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).
This position is funded through the Trust Fund for the development of interns and visiting professionals, whereby the Court will provide the selected candidate a monthly remuneration of €1,125 (with a mandatory deduction for emergency health insurance) as well as some financial help for travel purposes for candidates who are not based in the Netherlands at the time of the recruitment. Please note that (i) costs associated with Visas are the responsibility of the selected candidate, (ii) due to the nature of the assignment, interns cannot bring their families with them.
Interns are required to work full time for a period of six months (to be agreed to prior to commencement).
The International Criminal Court (ICC) investigates and, where warranted, tries individual charges with the gravest crimes of concerns to the international community: genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and crimes of aggression. The Court is participating in the global fight to end impunity, and through international criminal justice, the Court aims to hold those responsible accountable for their crimes and to help prevent the crimes from happening again. You can contribute to this cause by joining the ICC.
Within the Registry and under the direct supervision of the Director of the Division of External Operations, the Public Information and Outreach Section (PIOS) ensures that the proceedings are accessible to the public, raises awareness, and promotes an understanding about the Court’s mandate and activities with the ultimate goal of getting support. It does so in relation to a number of target audiences, including global audiences, mainly encompassing international press and media, victims and communities affected by crimes within the jurisdiction of the Court; and key stakeholders such as legal communities, academics and non-governmental organisations. PIOS achieves its objectives through the use of a variety of communication means including granting interviews to media, production of press releases and other publications and audio visual materials as well as through the website and new social media platforms. PIOS also organises campaigns and is responsible for the organisation of events and visits ranging from general groups to high profile visitors.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Follow the ICC proceedings, mainly related to the CAR ongoing trials and produces daily written summaries for internal information purposes (primary for Outreach officers in the ICC office of CAR)
- Contributes to the production of radio and TV programmes on the trials, makes notes of time – codes and contributes to the writing of the script
- Provide unofficial translation and record voice over
- Propose content for radio and TV as well as for written press about the ICC and CAR related proceedings suitable for the audience in CAR
- Propose content for social media and website
- Assists in the electronic dissemination of ICC programmes
- Support the production of various audio-visual products related to the Court events
- Assist with uploading archive of videos onto the server
- Supports other public information activities of the Section by editing documents and press releases, maintaining database of media houses, disseminating press releases or other information by mail, escorting and assisting journalists and other visitors,
- Help maintain the Public Affairs Unit mailing list
- Assisting journalists at the Court’s Information Desk during key public hearings, providing them with badges to access the media centre and other practical information
- Escorting visitors and arranging meetings when necessary
- Take notes at specific meetings
- Perform background research
- Provide other assistance as requested
Education: All Candidates must have a degree from or be in the final stages of their studies at a recognized university. Candidates are expected to have a very good record of academic performance.
Experience: Internship placements focus on candidates in the early stages of their professional careers. Practical experience is not an essential prerequisite for selection. Should there be a practical experience that is relevant to the work of the Court, it may be considered an asset. However, such working experience should not exceed 3 (three) years.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Adaptability to a multicultural and multilingual working environment encompassing the principal legal traditions of the world.
- Ability to work effectively in a team as well as independently.
- A good standard of computer literacy (especially Microsoft Office applications)
- Other important qualities are discretion, reliability, intellectual rigor, precision, perseverance, honesty, creativity, co-operative spirit and integrity.
Knowledge of Languages: Proficiency in one of the working languages of the Court, French or English, is required. Working knowledge of the other is considered an asset. Proficiency in Sango is an asset.