Internship Opportunity in Tanzania in Legal Affairs from UN 2021

Internship Opportunity in Tanzania in Legal Affairs from UN 2021

Tanzania 03 May 2021
United Nations

United Nations

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The Immediate Office of the Registrar (“IOR”) of the United Nations International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (“Mechanism” or “IRMCT”) invites applications for legal internships starting 01 July 2020 in Arusha, United Republic of Tanzania. This job opening will be valid for one year and candidates will be selected on a rolling basis. Please indicate your preferred internship period in your cover letter. The International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals ("Mechanism") is mandated to perform a number of essential functions previously carried out by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (“ICTR”) and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (“ICTY”). In carrying out these essential functions the mechanism maintains the legacies of these two pioneering ad hoc international criminal courts and strives to reflect best practices in the field of international criminal justice. The registry provides administrative, legal, policy and diplomatic support services. The registry’s main duties include the provision of court support services for chambers, the office of the prosecutor and the defence; managing the UN detention facilities; the supervision of the enforcement of sentences; the protection of victims and witnesses; and assistance to national jurisdictions.


You must have:

  • Knowledge, experience and/or training in international criminal law, international humanitarian law, human rights law and/or public international law.
  • Possess excellent legal research and analytical skills.
  • Show pride in work and in achievements.
  • Demonstrate professional competence and mastery of subject matter.
  • Be conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments.
  • Observe deadlines and achieving results and be motivated by professional rather than personal concerns.
  • Show persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges.
  • Remain calm in stressful situations.
  • Speak and writes clearly and effectively.
  • Listen to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately.
  • Ask questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two way communication.
  • Tailor language, tone, style and format to match the audience.
  • Demonstrate openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organisational goals.
  • Be willing to learn from others.
  • Place team agenda before personal agenda.
  • Support and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position.
  1. Be in the final year of university legal studies at the undergraduate or graduate level, Or 
  2. Alternatively have completed a non-legal undergraduate university degree and at least one year of graduate legal studies by the time the internship commences. 
  • Applicants must be computer literate in standard software applications.
  • English and French are the working languages of the mechanism. Be fluent in oral and written English is required and working knowledge of French will be considered an asset.
  • Please note internships are unpaid. IRMCT interns are responsible for all internship-related expenses that they incur. Interns must therefore be able to cover their costs of travel, insurance, accommodation, as well as living expenses during the internship period. 
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old. Previous legal experience is an asset.

Your Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of legal officers in the IOR, Arusha branch, interns provide legal and administrative support with respect to a range of functions, including conducting research in the field of international, criminal, and administrative law; assisting IOR legal officers in drafting and reviewing legal submissions, official correspondence, memoranda, talking points and decisions; or routine tasks such as cite-checking and compiling materials. Interns may carry out any other duties as required.

About UN:

The United Nations (UN), was established in 1945, is an intergovernmental organization responsible for maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations, achieving international cooperation, and being a center for harmonizing the actions of nations. It is the largest, most familiar, most internationally represented and most powerful intergovernmental organization in the world.

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