Internship Public Information and Outreach at the ICC
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Location: The Hague Deadline: unknown Period: three to six months
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, subjects 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.
Organisational Context Within the Registry and under the direct supervision of the Director of the Division of External Relations and Field Coordination, the Press Information and Outreach Section (PIOS) ensures that the proceedings are accessible to the public, raises awareness, and promotes an understanding about the Court’s mandate and activities with the ultimate goal of getting support. It does so in relation to a number of target audiences, including global audiences, mainly encompassing international press and media, victims and communities affected by crimes within the jurisdiction of the Court; and key stakeholders such as legal communities, academics and non-governmental organisations. PIOS achieves its objectives through the use of a variety of communication means including granting interviews to media, production of press releases and other publications and audio visual materials as well as through the website and new social media platforms. PIOS also organises campaigns and is responsible for the organisation of events and visits ranging from general groups to high profile visitors.
Duties and Responsibilities Media monitoring
Monitoring media and formatting the ICC Daily Press Review, featuring news articles relevant to developments in the ICC’s situation countries, as well as media coverage of the Court’s activities and proceedings (in English and French)
Website and social media
Monitoring social media
Support new website/social media projects, assisting in designing infographics and visuals
Assist with photography projects including inserting metadata, compiling selected photos for specific themes and projects, assist in securing permission to use external photographs
Assist with uploading archive of videos onto our server and insert metadata into photographs
Help maintain the PAU mailing list
Assisting journalists at the Court’s Information Desk during key public hearings, providing them with badges to access the media centre and other practical information
Escorting visitors and arranging meetings when necessary
Take notes at specific meetings
Required Qualifications Education All Candidates must have a degree from or be in the final stages of their studies at a recognized university. Candidates are expected to have a very good record of academic performance.
Experience Internship placements focus on candidates in the early stages of their professional careers therefore; practical experience is not an essential prerequisite for selection. However, practical experience that is relevant to the work of the Court may be considered an asset.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
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 good standard of computer literacy (especially Microsoft Office applications)
Other important qualities are discretion, reliability, intellectual rigor, precision, perseverance, honesty, creativity, co-operative spirit and integrity.
Knowledge of Languages Proficiency in one of the working languages of the Court, French or English, is required. Working knowledge of the other is considered an asset. Knowledge of another official language of the Court (Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish) is an asset.
Remuneration Please note that the ICC is not able to provide participants in the Internship Programme with remuneration, nor is it possible to provide reimbursement for any expenses incurred during the internship. Accordingly, applicants must have the necessary resources or other financial support for the duration of the internship for which they have been selected. If a States Party to the Rome Statute decides to provide a donation to the Internship Programmes, it may be possible to offer a limited number of interns a stipend and travel, as applicable. If funding is available and when an intern is selected, the Human Resources Section will conduct an assessment determining eligibility for funding in accordance with the Court’s Policy on Internships and Visiting Professionals and relevant funding conditions. Interns eligible for funding shall receive detailed information and further instructions after the selection process assuming they meet the conditions of the VA and are considered for the vacancy. Stipends will always be agreed at the time of offering the internship: No funding will be provided at a later stage.