Coalition for the International Criminal Court

Outline of the organisation

The Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC) includes more than 2,500 civil society organisations from 150 countries, working in partnership to advocate for all states to become party to the Rome Statute of the ICC; promote global civil society voices on international justice; strengthen state support for and cooperation with the ICC; ensure that the Court is fair, effective and independent; make justice both visible and universal; and advance stronger national laws that deliver justice to victims of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.

CICC led the global civil society campaign to create the International Criminal Court and is now engaged in ensuring the effectiveness, independence, and accessibility of international justice and related national legal structures, while also responding to more urgent local and regional developments. CICC works with all aspects of the Court, as well as with the broader network of governments, the United Nations, and other institutions involved in the international justice system. Through this committed global partnership, CICC’s guiding mission is to make justice universally accessible for victims of the gravest crimes in an effort to secure lasting peace.

Positions available

CICC offers an internship program for students interested in learning more about the International Criminal Court, international law, the United Nations, the role of civil society in the development and promotion of human rights and advancement of international justice. While applications from all disciplines are accepted, preference is given to individuals who have experience and/or demonstrated interest in international relations, human rights or international law. CICC also offers internships for candidates with a backgrounds in communications, development studies or other. Desired qualifications vary according to the project and section of work. Internships are available in the New York and The Hague offices, as well as in some regional offices. Internships are unpaid.

Application process

The New York office accepts application all year round. CICC welcomes non-US citizen/permanent resident applicants, however, they must show appropriate authorisation to work in the US.

The office in The Hague recommends to send in an application in reaction to an internship vacancy posted on the internship page. However, prospective interns can send an open application by sending in a CV and a Cover Letter expressing why and for which time period by email to The Hague Secretariat does not recruit interns specifically for the summer period.

Internship application for the regional offices are welcome all year round and are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Further information is available here.

To learn about internship opportunities in the regional offices, you may wish to contact those offices directly.