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Permanent Court of International Justice

Series A: Collection of Judgments (1923-1930)
Series B: Collection of Advisory Opinions (1923-1930)
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The International Court of Justice offers internships of one to three months to students and young professionals who are in the early stages of their careers. The internship is an opportunity for them to put their knowledge and experience into practice, while performing certain tasks for the Court under the supervision of Registry officials.

Given the size of the organization, only a limited number of internships can be offered throughout the year. Placements are, however, possible in all departments and divisions of the Registry. The working languages of the Court are English and French.

Candidates are informed that they will not receive any financial compensation from the Court for their internship and that they will themselves be responsible for meeting immigration requirements, arranging travel and accommodation and obtaining valid medical/accident insurance coverage. They will further be required to sign a written undertaking binding themselves to keep strictly confidential any information obtained during the course of their internship. Upon completion of the internship, a certificate will be issued to them, summarizing the tasks performed and providing an evaluation of the work done.

Please note that an internship at the Registry does not create any expectancy of future employment with the Court or with the United Nations.

In order to apply for an internship, candidates are requested to submit their curriculum vitae along with a letter of motivation for the attention of the Registrar to Candidates are also welcome to submit any of the following documents in Word or PDF format to support their application:

  • copy of the candidate’s official academic record;
  • letters of reference;
  • candidate's writing sample.
Apply for internship

All applications will be given careful attention. However, owing to their large number, the Court will not reply to telephone, e-mail or fax enquiries. Should you receive no reaction from the Court within eight months, please consider that your candidacy has been rejected. You may, however, submit a new application.