LEGAL AFFAIRS Internship at the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals | Apply by Feb 9, 2024

LEGAL AFFAIRS Internship. The International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals invites passionate individuals to apply for an exhilarating opportunity as an INTERN in LEGAL AFFAIRS. This internship, categorized at level I-1, offers a unique chance to delve into the intricate world of legal affairs within the international arena.

Picture yourself in the picturesque city of Arusha, contributing to the pursuit of justice on a global scale. Seize this moment to shape your legal career and make a lasting impact. Join us in the pursuit of justice – apply by February 9, 2024, and be part of something extraordinary.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID 221495
Job Network Legal
Job Family Legal Affairs
Category and Level Internship, I-1
Duty Station ARUSHA
Department/Office International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals
Date Posted Nov 10, 2023
Deadline Feb 9, 2024

The Chambers Legal Support Section (“Chambers”) of the United Nations International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (“Mechanism”) invites applications for several legal internships commencing from November 2023 in Arusha, Tanzania. Candidates will be selected on a rolling basis. The duration of the internship generally ranges from three months to six months. Please indicate your preferred internship period in your cover letter.


In Chambers, interns have the opportunity to support the judicial work of the Mechanism’s Judges. Chambers interns may engage in legal research in international criminal law and procedure, provide support on legal and factual issues at all stages of proceedings, including first instance matters, appeals, and review, and assist in the preparation of judicial documents. Interns may also perform routine tasks such as compiling and collating materials, and other duties as required.


Core Competencies: • Professionalism: Knowledge, experience and/or training in international criminal law, international humanitarian law, human rights law, and/or public international law or a related field. Possesses excellent legal research and analytical skills.

Shows pride in work and in achievements. Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns.

Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges. Remains calm in stressful situations. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.


Candidates are required to either be: (i) law students who are enrolled in a graduate programme or in the final academic year of their first university degree; or (ii) law graduates. Applicants must be computer literate in standard software applications.

Work Experience

No working experience is required to apply for the United Nations Internship Programme. Your training, education, advance course work or skills should benefit the United Nations during your internship. Previous legal experience is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the Mechanism. Fluency in oral and written English is required. Working knowledge of French is desirable.

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