The traineeship programme is similar to a judicial clerkship or judicial assistantship and provides an opportunity for one Oxford student or recent graduate to work for nearly a year at the leading international tribunal in the world. 

As the result of a very generous donation from Sir Frank Berman KCMG QC, and further funds raised by members of the Oxford Public International law subject group, the Oxford Law Faculty is able to offer funding to Sotirios-Ioannis Lekkas who was selected for the 2017 - 2018 traineeship. The traineeship programme will take place from 1 September 2017 to 30 June 2018. He will work closely with the members of the Court on tasks such as drafting opinions, orders and other court documents; preparing case files and researching a variety of legal issues.


The internship programme is open to current graduate law students pursuing research or taught courses in the Law Faculty (BCL/MJur/MSc/MSt/MPhil/DPhil), as well as to those who have graduated from Oxford Law Faculty (including the BA programme) in the past two years. There are no restrictions as to nationality. Applicants may be about to complete their graduate degrees in Oxford or, in appropriate cases and after consulting their supervisor, may be seeking to intermit their studies in order to undertake the internship.

Applicants should be (a) fluent in either English or French and have an excellent working knowledge of the other language and (b) have distinguished themselves by their exceptional interest and excellence in the field of international law.

Applications for the 2017-2018 traineeship have now closed.

Previous awards for the ICJ traineeship programme:

Daniel Kaasik 2016 - 2017
Miles Jackson, 2015 - 2016
Jessica Howley, 2013 - 2014
Emma Dunlop, 2012 - 2013
Ernesto Feliz, 2010 - 2011
Veronica Fikfak, 2009 - 2010