International Criminal Court (ICC)

Internship - Library, The Hague, Netherlands

International Criminal Court (ICC)

Job Description

Netherlands Tuesday, 31 December 2019 ICC - International Criminal Court The Hague
OrganisationalUnit: Information Management Unit, Information Management Services Section, Registry
Duty Station: The Hague - NL
Contract Duration: 3 to 6 months
Deadline for Applications: 31/12/2019
Required Documents for This Application Please note that you will need to have the following information ready in order to complete your application:
  • A completed “Duties and Responsibilities Form” (refer to step 1 on your eRecruitment Profile page).
  • Motivation letter (maximum of 400 words).
  • Two reference letters (one academic).
  • Scanned copies of university degrees and/or diplomas.
  • Scanned copies of official academic transcripts that state your courses, results and completion date.
  • One short essay on a subject relevant to the work of the Court (maximum of 750 words, single spaced, type written).
Contract Duration Interns are required to work full time for a period between three and six months (to be agreed to prior to commencement). Internship placements shall not be extended beyond six months. Organisational Context The Library, archives and Legacy team is part of the Information Management Unit and Information Management Services Section within the Registry. It is the Library’s mandate to meet the information needs of the constituents of the International Criminal Court, Presidency, Chambers, Office of the Prosecutor and Office of the Registry, and provide comprehensive and relevant information resources (both print and electronic), an accessible collection as well as efficient and timely services to advance legal scholarship and support the investigations and jurisprudence undertaken by the Court exercising its jurisdiction. Duties and Responsibilities Assist the Library team with providing a reference and circulation service to members of the Court by:
  • Carrying out circulation tasks (borrowing, renewing and reserving items, registering and checking out users)
  • Answering email, telephone and in person enquiries including processing inter-library loan requests, locating online journal articles and responding to reference queries
  • Helping library patrons conduct print and electronic bibliographic research, including online databases
  • Recording library statistics
  • Shelving, labelling and processing publications as necessary
  • Opening and closing the Library
  • Support cataloguing and classification workflows, including archiving of digital objects
  • Contribute to library projects, for example:
  • Creation of library guides
  • Development and updating of the intranet/internet
  • Delivery of training
  • Assist the Archives and Legacy team as required with the appraisal and description of materials.
Required Qualifications Education: All Candidates must have a degree or be in the final stages of their studies at a recognised university. Candidates are expected to have a very good record of academic performance. A qualification in library/ information science or the intention to pursue one in the near future is desirable, but not necessary. Experience: Internship placements focus on candidates in the early stages of their professional careers therefore; practical experience is not an essential prerequisite for selection. However, practical experience that is relevant to the work of the Court, in particular prior library, legal or research experience may be considered an asset. Full training will be provided. The Library particularly welcomes applications from young information professionals, who wish to gain experience in the field of foreign, comparative and international law librarianship. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Maintains a service-orientated attitude at all times.
  • Has a genuine interest in international law, particularly international criminal law, and legal research.
  • Able to adapt to multicultural and multilingual working environments.
  • Possesses strong teamwork skills (listens, consults and communicates proactively).
  • Has acquired a good standard of computer skills (including Microsoft Office applications).
Knowledge of Languages: Proficiency in one of the working languages of the Court, French or English, is required. Working knowledge of the other is desirable. Knowledge of another official language of the Court (Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish) is an asset. Remuneration Please note that the ICC is not able to provide participants in the Internship and Visiting Professional Programme with remuneration, nor is it possible to provide reimbursement for any expenses incurred during the internship or Visiting Professional placement. Accordingly, applicants must have the necessary resources or other financial support for the duration of the placement for which they have been selected. If a State Party to the Rome Statute provides a donation to the Internship Programmes Fund, it may be possible to offer a limited number of interns a stipend for cost of living and travel. If funding is available, the Human Resources Section will conduct an assessment of the candidate determining eligibility for funding in accordance with the Court’s Policy on Internships and Visiting Professionals and relevant funding conditions. In order to be eligible, the applicant must, among other criteria, be a national from a country that is a State Party to the Rome Statute and appear on the United Nations Statistics Division’s list of developing regions. Candidates eligible for funding shall receive detailed information and further instructions after the selection process is finalized. Stipends will always be agreed at the time of offering the internship. No funding will be provided at a later stage.
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