Internship – Personnel Security and Investigations Office, Safety and Security Section

Employer: ICC
Location: Hague

Contract Duration: From 01/03/2017
Deadline for Applications: Open

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 Security and Safety Section (SSS) falls organisationally under the Division of Management Services within the Registry, and is composed of two units, the Building and Court Security Unit and the Policy and Compliance Unit.

The principle functions of SSS are:
The protection of the ICC premises, property and courtroom functions through the strict control of access and egress and the maintenance of an armed protection force;
The management and control of all electronic security and surveillance protection systems operated at the seat of the Court;
The safe handling and custody of all detained persons whilst detained at the seat of the Court;
The background investigative screening (vetting) of staff, contractors and other support workers to ensure the reliability and integrity of personnel assigned to a security sensitive environment;
To promote the safety and security of ICC staff and its investigative and judicial processes, including coordination and liaison with the security agencies of the host country and member states and other international organisations;
The armed protection of designated staff members, premises and evidence in areas of investigative operations and the provision of close protection escorts, contingency plans, staff tracking and operational liaison with host government or international support agencies;
The prevention of unsafe acts at work, the promotion of a safe working environment and the immediate response to fire, safety and first aid or security incidents or emergencies.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Personnel Security Officer, assist in tasks associated with the background investigative screening (vetting) of staff, contractors and other support workers to ensure the reliability and integrity of personnel assigned to the Court;

As required, conduct project work on specific areas relating to the background investigative screening of staff, contractors and other support workers.

Assist with the administrative functions of the Personnel Security and Investigations Office.

Required Qualifications

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.


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 may be considered an asset.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

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 or Spanish) is considered an asset.


Please note that the ICC is not able to provide participants in the Internship Programme with remuneration, nor is it possible to provide any reimbursement for any expenses incurred during the internship. Accordingly, applicants must have the necessary resources or other financial support for the duration of the internship for which they have been selected.