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Offer: The Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice. The Hague, the Netherlands.

Closing date: January 15, 2012.
Description:

The Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice is seeking law or graduate students with a strong background in international law and strong legal research skills, and a good knowledge of the International Criminal Court (ICC), for Spring 2012 legal internships.

The internship requires fluency in written and spoken English; additional French language skills are strongly preferred.

The legal internship is full-time, however, for exceptional candidates based in the Netherlands, part-time internships may also be a possibility.

Legal interns will make an essential contribution to the work of the Legal Team. Tasks may include:

monitoring, summarising, and analysing filings, decisions, and proceedings of the ICC;
research projects on the work of the Court and issues of gender and international criminal law;
contributions to our events and program work;
English/French translations; and
some administrative work.

The legal internship will provide an excellent opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge about the work of the Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice and the work of the ICC.

This is an unpaid internship based in our Hague office.
To Apply:

In order to apply for the Legal Intern position, please send the following information to info@iccwomen.org, with “application for Spring 2012 Legal Internship” in the subject line:

Curriculum vitae
Dates of availability. The Spring Legal Internship period is from mid-February through mid-May 2012.
Details of self-funding
One A4-page (about 500 words) explaining why you are interested in interning or volunteering with us. Please include in this letter your connection to gender and women’s rights issues as well as a description of your expertise and how that may be of benefit to us. Please include any other information you think might be of relevance to us, e.g., overseas experience, proficiency in languages other than English and French, experience in working for an NGO, etc.
Contact information for two references, including one employer; those selected for interviews will be asked to provide letters of reference.

Before sending your application, please review the information on our website (www.iccwomen.org) carefully.

The deadline for applications for spring internships is 15 January 2012. After 15 January, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis for later internships.

Only short-listed individuals will be invited for an interview. No phone calls, please.

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