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 the person selected for traineeship. The Faculty may put forward one or more names to the Court, which will make the final decision on the selection for the internship. It is expected to reach its final decision in March/April 2019 and nominating universities will be notified accordingly.
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 (a) be 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 the ICJ internship, please submit the following documents in electronic form to firstname.lastname@example.org by 12 noon on Friday 1st February 2019:
1. A letter of application describing the applicant’s background in international law and reasons for wishing to undertake the internship.
2. A CV [The ICJ also asks that candidates indicate their age].
3. Official academic transcripts.
4. 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.
5. 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: the Registrar to recruitment, International Court of Justice, Peace Palace, The Hague, Netherlands. These documents should be included in your submission when emailing Jenny Hassan.