25. Oktober 2011

International Criminal Court (ICC) Internship Programme

The International Criminal Court’s Internship Programme offers opportunities for university graduates with a legal and non-legal academic background to obtain a practical experience related to their studies and interests within one of the organs of the Court: Presidency and Chambers, Office of the Prosecutor and Registry.


The International Criminal Court (ICC), governed by the Rome Statute, is the first permanent, treaty based, international criminal court established to help end impunity for the perpetrators of the most serious crimes of concern to the international community. The ICC is an independent international organisation. Its seat is at The Hague in the Netherlands. For more information please check ICC's website.



Under supervision, interns will be assigned projects and tasks that are relevant to their academic background and interests and provide them with the opportunity to put into practice and further develop their theoretical knowledge.


Duration and deadlines

There are yearly two terms for Internship placements for a period of 3-6 months. Term 1 starts in April and the application deadline is 1st of November. Term 2 starts in October and the application deadline is 1st of May.



Upon a decision of the Stipend Eligibility Committee a restricted number of selected candidates will receive a stipend, an emergency medical insurance and the coverage of the transport cost (economy class return ticket from and to the country of residence).


Applicants competences

The Court is looking for enthusiastic graduate, undergraduate candidates (under 35 years of age) and students in the last year of their studies with an outstanding academic record. There are many possibilities for applicants with academic background and/or working experience in sociology, political sciences, psychology, international law, social work, finance management, international relations, journalism, translation and interpretation or information and communication technology.Applicants must have good oral communication and drafting skills in at least English or French. The knowledge of other languages relevant to the situations pending before the Court will be considered an asset. A good standard of computer literacy is required. Practical experience that is relevant to the work of the Court may be considered an asset.



Please check the application process.

Please check “Eligibility requirements” and “Common rules and conditions”.

If you have any questions related to the programme, do not hesitate to contact us:


The Court encourages applications from candidates of all nationalities.