Friday, 11 August 2017

ICRC Internship Opportunity 2017

The work of the ICRC is based on the Geneva Conventions of 1949, their Additional Protocols, its Statutes – and those of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement – and the resolutions of the International Conferences of the Red Cross and Red Crescent.


The ICRC is an independent, neutral organization ensuring humanitarian protection and assistance for victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence. It takes action in response to emergencies and at the same time promotes respect for international humanitarian law and its implementation in national law.

International committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) an independent, neutral organization ensuring humanitarian protection and assistance for victims of war and armed violence.

The ICRC regional delegation in Pretoria is looking for a suitable candidate to fill the following 3 month internship vacancy with the International Humanitarian Law Department:

Legal Intern (part-time)
Minimum required qualification and experience:
  • Recent post graduate law student or applicants currently enrolled in a post graduate law degree are eligible to apply
  • Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of international humanitarian law and of humanitarian affairs
  • Good knowledge of Public International Law, including domestication and knowledge of Human Rights Law an additional asset
  • Knowledge of the ICRC and its activities
  • Fluent in spoken and written English
  • Knowledge of French or Portuguese an asset
Function description:
  • Thematic research and analysis related to international humanitarian law
  • Research related to multilateral organisations in the region
  • Identify and establish a network with the South African Medical fraternity
  • Project and program reporting
  • Planning and organising of department and delegation events
  • Participation in seminars, courses, and national or regional conferences on topics related to IHL
  • Provide support to the Regional Legal Advisor
  • Insuring the proper use of ICRC library and documentation
We offer interesting, rewarding work in a humanitarian and international environment.


Please submit your application (letter of motivationCVa recent sample of written work) to the ICRC, 202 East Avenue, Arcadia, or e-mail: jengelbrecht@icrc.org.

Only applications with all the required documentation will be considered.   Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

The last date for receiving applications is 18 August 2017.  Start date:  28 August 2017

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