Call for two interns: Public International Law

The T.M.C. Asser Instituut offers advanced law students, as well as those who have recently graduated, the opportunity to enrich their knowledge with practical experience of working in the field of public international law, with a focus on international humanitarian law, international criminal law and counter-terrorism and human rights.

The Institute currently offers two intern positions.

-The first intern will work mainly on the International Crimes Database (www.internationalcrimesdatabase.org) and on international criminal/humanitarian law (research) tasks. Fluency in English is required for this position.   

-The second intern will work mainly as editorial assistant to the Editorial Boards of the Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law and of the Netherlands Yearbook of International Law, as well as on other publications. Strong editorial skills, as well as fluency in English, are required for this position.

In addition to these specific tasks, both interns may be required to work on other (research) tasks for the (senior) researchers of the Research Department, including offering help with the logistics of our events and the subsequent drafting of reports. Topics that may be addressed include state responsibility, new technologies, autonomous weapon systems and war crimes, citizenship deprivation and transnational crimes. 

What we offer:

Two full-time, paid (€ 300 to € 450 a month, depending on level of education) internships for a period of six months, starting 4 June 2018, for a recently graduated or an advanced law student specialising in public international law, with a focus on international humanitarian law, international criminal law and counter-terrorism and human rights.

Interested candidates should have:

  • A demonstrable interest in and an academic background in public international law, with a focus on international humanitarian law, international criminal law and counter-terrorism and human rights;
  • Strong legal analysis and writing skills;
  • Strong editorial skills (for the second position);
  • The ability to coordinate with off-site partner organisations and to help organise events and conferences;
  • Flexibility, motivation and the capability to work independently;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English;
  • Knowledge of French will be considered an asset.

How to apply:

Students who are interested in applying should send in 1) their letter of motivation; 2) their CV (preferably in Europass format); 3) grade transcripts (and/or a list of courses taken) and 4) a writing sample, in English and MS-Word only, to directiesecretariaat@asser.nl before 21 May 2018 10:00 CET. The selected applicants will be invited for interviews which will take place in week 22 (28 May-1 June). The envisaged start date is 4 June 2018. Applications received as from 21 May 2018 10:00, not having four attachments to the e-mail (letter of motivation, CV, grade transcripts, and a writing sample) or not indicating “Application call for two interns in public international law” in the subject line of the e-mail will not be considered.