International Criminal Law and International Humanitarian Law Intern

Call for one intern: International Criminal Law and International Humanitarian Law

The T.M.C. Asser Instituut offers recently graduated or advanced law students the opportunity to enrich their knowledge with practical experience of working in the field of public international law, with a focus on international criminal law (ICL) and international humanitarian law (IHL).

The Institute currently offers one intern position.

The intern will work mainly:

  • On capacity building projects on international criminal law (in French);
  • Research tasks on ICL and IHL.

In addition to these tasks, the intern may be required to help with activities, events and projects underway at the Asser Institute.

What we offer:

One full-time, paid (€ 300 to € 450 a month, depending on level of education) internship for a period of six months, starting 15 October for a recently graduated or an advanced law student specialising in public international law, with a focus on ICL and IHL.

Interested candidates should:

  • Have a demonstrable interest in and an academic background in ICL and IHL;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and French;
  • Have a Master/LLM in or be current enrolled in a Master Programme in public international law/ICL/IHL;
  • Have strong legal analysis and writing skills;
  • Be able to draft different type of documents (from academic pieces to project proposals and reports);
  • Be able to help organise events and conferences;
  • Be motivated and interested in the aims of our organisation in the fields of ICL, IHL and public international law more generally;
  • Have good team spirit but also be able to work independently.

How to apply:

If you are interested in applying please send an email to with:

  • Your letter of motivation;
  • Your CV (in Europass format) in English and MS-Word only;
  • Your latest grade transcripts;
  • A sample of your writing (e.g. a paper you have written for a postgraduate programme).

The selected applicants will be invited for interviews which will take place on 10 and 11 October 2018. The envisaged start date is 15 October 2018. Applications received after 26 September 2018 10:00 CET, not having four attachments to the e-mail or not indicating “Application call for one intern in International Criminal Law and International Humanitarian Law” in the subject line of the e-mail will not be considered.