The Public International Law Group is delighted to announce that the Oxford Law Faculty has been invited by the International Court of Justice to propose names for an internship on the University Traineeship Programme established by the Court. The person selected will work closely with the members of the Court. The Faculty may put forward one or more names to the Court, which will make the final decision on the selection for the internship. As the result of a very generous donation, and funds raised by members of the PIL Group, the Faculty is able to offer funding for the person selected for the duration of the internship, which lasts from September 2012-May 2013.

The internship programme is open to Oxford graduate students currently pursuing both research and taught courses. 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.

If you wish to apply for an internship please submit the following to :

  1. a letter of application (including a CV) describing the applicant's background in international law and reasons for wishing to undertake the internship. The ICJ also asks that candidates indicate their age;
  2. at least two letters of reference (one of which should come from the applicant's supervisor, in the case of research students);
  3. work that has been submitted for publication or other work of publishable quality.

The deadline for submission is Wednesday, 8 February 2012. The Faculty will take its decision and forward the names of short-listed applicants to the Court by its deadline in mid-February.