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Legal Affairs Internship at Untied Nations in Tanzania

Legal Affairs Internship at Untied Nations in Tanzania

Country: Tanzania
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The United Nations International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals calls application for Legal Affairs Internship in Arusha, Tanzania. The Immediate Office of the Registrar (“IOR”) of the United Nations International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (“Mechanism” or “IRMCT”) invites applications for legal internships starting 01 July 2020 in Arusha, United Republic of Tanzania. The above job opening will be valid for one year and candidates will be selected on a rolling basis.


Under the supervision of legal officers in the IOR, Arusha branch, interns provide legal and administrative support with respect to a range of functions, including conducting research in the field of international, criminal, and administrative law. The position will also be assisting IOR legal officers in drafting and reviewing legal submissions, official correspondence, memoranda, talking points, and decisions; or routine tasks such as cite-checking and compiling materials. Furthenterns may carry out any other duties as necessary.


  • Candidates must be in the final year of university legal studies at the undergraduate or graduate level, or alternatively: to have completed a non-legal undergraduate university degree and at least one year of graduate legal studies by the time the internship commences.
  • Applicants must be computer literate in standard software applications.
  • Professional work experience is not mandatory for participation in the Programme.
  • Fluency in oral and written English is necessary for this role. In addition to that, working knowledge of French will be an asset.


Applicants must attach all of the following documents to each UN Careers portal application

  • A cover letter including an available start and end date for the internship. The duration of the internship generally ranges from three months to a maximum of six months.
  • Two letters of recommendation preferably from academic or professional referees;
  • Copies of university/law studies transcripts (including courses taken and grades received.)
  • A writing sample preferably in a field relevant to the work of the Mechanism and not longer than ten pages.

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Type of Opportunity Internships
Deadline03 May,2021
Open toAll
OrganizerUnited Nations



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