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Internship Opportunity at United Nations

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Internship Opportunity at United Nations

The Internship Opportunity at United Nations Programme assigns interns to each of the three constituent organs of the Tribunal. Legal and non-legal internships are available in the Registry and the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP), while Chambers internships are all legal.Internships with defence teams: the Association of Defence Counsel practising before the ICTY (ADC-ICTY) also offers internships with Defence teams and in its Head Office.

Interns must keep confidential any and all unpublished information obtained during the course of the internship and not publish any reports or papers based on such information except with the explicit written authorization of the Chief of Human Resources of the Tribunal. Interns are bound by the same duties and obligations as staff members, and the information to which an intern has access in the course of the internship must not be divulged to external parties. Each prospective intern must sign the Acceptance and Undertaking Form to indicate their understanding and acceptance of this stipulation. This form must be included in every application.

Required Documents

Applicants must attach ALL of the following documents to each application:
1. Acceptance and Undertaking
2. Cover letter stating the reasons for applying.
3. Two letters of recommendation;
4. Copies of university/law studies transcripts (including courses taken and grades received);
5. A scanned copy of the applicant’s valid medical insurance or a signed statement confirming intent to obtain medical insurance while in The Netherlands.
6. A sample of written work (in English or French) preferably in a field relevant to the work of the Tribunal and no more than ten pages long.


The intern will manage the Internship Programme Office, which includes acting as focal point for all internal and external enquiries regarding internships; drafting correspondence and handling telephone enquiries; posting new internship vacancies; preparing internship offer letters and following up on documentation; informing departments of the status of applications; providing induction briefing to new interns; processing check-outs and updating databases. The incumbent will ensure a smooth working relationship with potential candidates, other interns and staff members within the Tribunal. Additionally, the Coordinator will assist the Human Resources Section with ad-hoc duties when necessary. The successful candidate will be a graduate or in the final year of a Bachelor’s degree, will possess good organisational skills, fluent oral and written English and good interpersonal skills.


a)be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or
b)be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent) in a relevant field (e.g. Administration, Human Resources); or
c)have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation.

Work Experience:

Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participating in the programme, and must be at least 18 years old. Previous administrative experience is an asset.


English and French are the working languages of the Tribunal. Fluency in oral and written English is required.

Official Link

Deadline: 1st July 2017


Type of Opportunity Internships
Deadline01 July,2017



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