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The Chambers Legal Support Section ("Chambers") of the (COMPANY NAME) International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals ("Mechanism") invites applications for several legal internships starting 01 September 2020 in The Hague, Netherlands.
The Mechanism was established in 2010 to carry out a number of essential functions of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda ("ICTR") and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia ("ICTY"), after the completion of their respective mandates. These functions include: (i) tracking and prosecution of remaining fugitives; (ii) conducting appeal proceedings; (iii) conducting review proceedings; (iv) conducting retrials; (v) conducting investigations, trials, and appeals in cases of contempt of court and false testimony; (vi) monitoring cases referred to national jurisdictions; (vii) protecting victims and witnesses; (viii) supervising the enforcement of sentences; (ix) providing assistance to national jurisdictions; and (x) ensuring the preservation and management of Mechanism, ICTR, and ICTY archives.
In Chambers, interns have the opportunity to support the judicial work of the Single Judges and the Trial and Appeals Chambers. Chambers interns may engage in legal research in international criminal law and procedure, provide support on legal and factual issues at all stages of proceedings, and assist in the drafting of judicial documents. Interns may also perform routine tasks such as compiling and collating materials, and other duties as required.
* Professionalism: Possesses excellent legal research and analytical skills; Shows pride in work and in achievements; Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments; observing deadlines and achieving results; Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; Remains calm in stressful situations.
* Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two way communication; Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
* Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organisational goals; Solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; Places team agenda before personal agenda; Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
Applications are open to: (i) law students who are enrolled in a graduate programme or the final academic year of a first university degree programme; and (ii) law graduates who can commence an internship within a one-year period of graduation.
Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme. Previous legal experience is an asset.
Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
English and French are the working languages of the Mechanism. Fluency in oral and written English is required. Working knowledge of French will be considered an asset.
Short-listed candidates may be contacted by the hiring team directly if further information is needed during the review of their application. Due to the high volume of applications received, candidates who have not been short-listed will not be contacted.
Internships with the IRMCT are available for duration of three to six months. The candidate should provide at the beginning of the cover letter an available start and end date for the internship.
Chambers invites applications for internships starting 01 September 2020 for a period of 3 to 6 months in The Hague, Netherlands. The above job opening will be valid for one year and candidates will be selected on a rolling basis. To be considered please indicate your preferred internship period in your cover letter.
Please note internships are unpaid. Interns must therefore be able to cover their costs of travel, insurance, accommodation, as well as living expenses during the internship period. External sources of funding may be available please also check our website.
ALL of the documents listed below are required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
Interested applicants must attach ALL of the following documents to each UN Careers portal application submitted via https:careers.un.org:
1. A cover letter;
2. Two letters of recommendation preferably from academic or professional referees;
3. Copies of university/law studies transcripts (including courses taken and grades received);
4. A writing sample preferably in a field relevant to the work of the Mechanism and not longer than ten pages