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. The person selected 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 2014-2015 Traineeship Programme will run from 1 September 2014  to 30 June 2015.
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 offer funding to the person selected for the duration of the traineeship. Applications are invited from current graduate students or recent graduates for the 2014/2015 traineeship programme. The deadline for applications is Thursday 30 January 2014. Further information can be obtained in the attached document. The Faculty may put forward one or more names to the Court, which will make the final decision on the selection for the internship.
If you wish to apply for the ICJ traineeship please submit the following documents to :
1.    A letter of application describing your background in international law and reasons for wishing to undertake the internship.
2.    A completed ICJ University Trainee Application Form (available on the PIL website[linkme]).
3.    A CV [The ICJ also asks that candidates indicate their age].
4.    Official transcripts.
5.    At least two letters of reference, preferably from individuals able to speak to the candidate's abilities in field of international law. In the case of current research students, at least one of the referees should be the applicant’s supervisor.
6.    A writing sample which should not exceed 15 pages. The sample should be work that has been submitted for publication or other work of publishable quality (e.g. part of a thesis, dissertation or a paper).
Cover letters and references should be addressed to: Mr Philippe Couvreur, Registrar, International Court of Justice, Peace Palace, The Hague, Netherlands
Should you require further information, please contact