Internship - No Peace Without Justice, United States, Deadline: August-30-2011

No Peace Without Justice (NPWJ) seeks interns to work on the International Criminal Justice Program (ICJP) in its New York office. The intern will work on a range of assignments on topics within the scope of the ICJP. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

The intern will be engaged in substantive work for the program, primarily conducting research and drafting memoranda, advocacy documents and policy papers. They will assist with administrative tasks from time to time, including arranging meetings and travel, answering the phone, keeping track of contact information and translating documents. They will also assist in monitoring topics of interest to the ICJP by attending meetings at the UN and elsewhere, taking notes and preparing reports.

The primary focus areas for ICJP for the coming months will be the Justice Rapid Response initiative (JRR) (click here for more information); the continuation of the program of visits by delegates of International Criminal Court (ICC) States Parties to ICC situation countries (click here for more information); children and international and transitional justice; and other research and advocacy related to the impact of the ICC in its situation countries, including its field presence, the role of the Trust Fund for Victims, and other issues. The program’s primary geographical areas of interest will include: Afghanistan, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Nepal, Sierra Leone, Sudan and Uganda. Efforts will be made to match assignments to the intern's interests when possible.

Candidates would ideally have a background knowledge of international criminal justice, transitional justice, human rights, international law, international relations and/or any of the countries listed above as geographical areas of interest. Applications from other candidates will also be considered.

The internship is preferably full time, although NPWJ will consider part time internships as well, and for a minimum period of 3 months, which may be extended by mutual agreement. For students able to obtain credit for the internship towards their university degree, NPWJ will provide a written assessment of the work undertaken at the conclusion of the program, together with such other assessment documents as may be required by the University for the purposes of the student obtaining such credit. All interns will also be expected to prepare a detailed report on the work they have undertaken during their period at NPWJ.

Interns need not necessarily be students but since positions are unpaid, interns will be required to cover their own costs in New York for the duration of the program. NPWJ will not provide travel or living expenses unless travel is undertaken for specific missions for and on behalf of NPWJ.

The intern will mainly perform her/his activities from the office of NPWJ in New York (which is located at 866 UN Plaza, suite 408; New York, NY, 10017.

How to Apply: Please send applications to ngibbons@npwj.org using "NPWJ Internship Application" as the subject of your email and attaching a letter of interest, resume, and brief writing samples (max. 10 pages) in English. The writing sample need not necessarily on International Criminal Justice issues, though this would be preferable.
See original posting at http://www.npwj.org/About-NPWJ/Vacancy-Announcements.html
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