The Oxford Law Faculty is one of a group of leading law faculties around the world invited by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to participate in the ICJ's "traineeship" programme. 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, and funds raised by members of the Oxford Public International Law subject group, the Oxford Law Faculty is able to fund this year’s successful candidate Jessica Howley for the duration of the traineeship. 

Applications were invited from current graduate students or recent graduates for the 2013/2014 traineeship programme and the Court made the final decision on the selection for the internship. The person selected works 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.