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Internship - Country Analysis Unit (Arabic Speaker)

International Criminal Court (ICC)


The Hague, Netherlands



Internship, Headquarters, Unpaid, Fixed Term


Until filled

Sunday, 31 December 2023








Participating Members

External Operations Support Section, Registry  

Duty Station:

The Hague - NL

Contract Duration:

3 to 6 months

Deadline for Applications:

31 December 2023


Due to the volume of applications received, only successful applicants will be contacted by the Court.


Please note that the purpose of this vacancy announcement is to provide hiring managers with a list of suitable candidates from which they may make a selection throughout the year. To this end, candidates are required to specify their availability in the relevant field when applying.


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.


The Opportunity


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.


Organisational Context


The Country Analysis Unit (CAU) acts as a central analysis hub of the Registry, and leads the collection, analysis and disseminations of various political and security information products in relation to the work of the Registry in the situation countries or any other country of interest for the Court. The Unit assists the Chief of External Operations Support Section, the Director of the Division, the Registrar, and the Senior Management through the provision of comprehensive assessments of cross-cutting issues and trends that may affect the Registry in the implementation of its mandate.

The Unit is responsible for delivering standard, ad hoc and on-demand tailored products of security and political nature aimed at facilitating, enhancing and strengthening effective implementation of Registry’s mandate. These products also assist various Units and Sections of the Registry in their efforts to identify opportunities and advance their work. The Unit relies on a variety of sources and intelligence networks to implement its mandate.


Duties and Responsibilities


  • Media and news monitoring as well as targeted research and information collection from open source including social media;

  • Assist in collection and collation of specific open source information on trends, risks, perceptions and developments of relevance for the implementation of Registry objectives in ICC situation and non-situation countries;

  • Assist in drafting reports and preparing presentations on assigned topics;

  • Conduct general administration tasks;

  • Any other tasks as entrusted by supervisor;

  • The internship will take place entirely in the HQ and aims at supporting the Country Analysis Unit in its tasks.


Required Qualifications



All Candidates must have a degree or be in the final stages of their studies in political science, international relations, security management or other relevant field. 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. Internship placements focus on candidates in the early stages of their professional careers therefore; practical experience is not an essential prerequisite for selection. Practical experience in one or more of the following areas may be considered an asset:

  • Open source monitoring;

  • Countries affected by armed conflicts;

  • Information research and analysis;

  • Security and risk management.

However, such working experience should not exceed 3 (three) years.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Strong drafting skills are required.

  • IT software/research skills are considered an asset.

  • 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 very good standard of computer literacy (especially Microsoft Office applications)

  • Other important qualities are discretion and respect of confidentiality, reliability, intellectual rigor, precision, perseverance, honesty, creativity, co-operative spirit and integrity.

  • Able to adapt to multicultural and multilingual working environments.

  • Possesses strong teamwork skills (listens, consults and communicates proactively).


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.


Other criteria:


It is the Court’s objective to have diversity and gender balance. In line with the ICC’s efforts to improve geographical representation among staff, nationals of non-represented and under-represented countries at the ICC are encouraged to apply. The list can be found here.        




Please note that internship and visiting professional placements at the ICC are unfunded. The ICC is not able to provide participants in the Internship and Visiting Professional Programme with any remuneration, nor is it possible to provide reimbursement for expenses incurred prior, during or after the internship or visiting professional placement.


Applicants must therefore be able to support themselves for the entire duration of their internship or visiting professional placement.


Limited funding may, however, be available through the ICC’s Trust Fund for the Development of Interns and Visiting Professionals, which receives donations from States Parties and other donors.


If funding is available, the Human Resources Section will advertise a funded vacancy announcement in accordance with the terms of reference of the Trust Fund as agreed by the donors.


In order to be eligible for a funded placement, if advertised, the applicant must, among other criteria, be a national from a country that is a State Party to the Rome Statue and appears on the United Nations Statistics Division’s list of developing regions.

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Posted Date:

7 Oct 2023


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