INTERN - LEGAL AFFAIRS Internship Job8 months ago Legal / Attorney or Lawyer Arusha 1.4K views Reference: 470
Duties of legal interns include, but are not limited to: Conducting legal research in relation to the drafting of legal briefs, classifying and preparing evidence for trial, assisting trial attorneys with preparing examinations in chief and cross examinations, and proofing witnesses. Interns may also perform research on comparative and international criminal law issues, prepare agenda or draft discussion papers for legal meetings and draft the corresponding minutes, draft legal correspondence, and perform other litigation-related tasks. Interns may also perform routine tasks such as cite checking and compiling and collating materials.
Professionalism: Possesses excellent legal research and analytical skills; Shows pride in work and in achievements; Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments; observing deadlines and achieving results; Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; Remains calm in stressful situations.
Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two way communication; Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organisational goals; Solicits input by genuinely valuing others ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; Places team agenda before personal agenda; Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met:
Candidates are required (i) to be in the final year of university legal studies at the undergraduate or graduate level, or alternatively, (ii) to have completed a non-legal undergraduate university degree and at least one year of graduate legal studies by the time the internship commences. Applicants must be computer literate in standard software applications.
No working experience is required to apply for the United Nations Internship Programme. Your training, education, advance course work or skills should benefit the United Nations during your internship.
English and French are the working languages of the Mechanism. Fluency in oral and written English is required. Working knowledge of French will be considered an asset.
Please note internships are unpaid. IRMCT interns are responsible for all internship-related expenses that they incur. Interns must therefore be able to cover their costs of travel, insurance, accommodation, as well as living expenses during the internship period. External sources of funding may be available please also check our website. The United Nations accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness incurred during an internship. Therefore, upon award of an internship, interns are responsible for securing adequate insurance coverage and are required to sign and return a statement confirming their understanding and acceptance of these conditions of service.
Interns must keep confidential any and all unpublished information obtained during the course of the internship and not publish any reports or papers based on such information except with the explicit written authorization of the Chief of Human Resources of the IRMCT. Interns are bound by the same duties and obligations as staff members, and the information to which an intern has access in the course of the internship must not be divulged to external parties. Each prospective intern must sign the Acceptance and Undertaking Form to indicate their understanding and acceptance of this stipulation.
There should be no expectation of employment by the United Nations or the IRMCT upon completion of the internship.
ALL of the documents listed below are required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Due to the number of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Interested applicants must attach ALL of the following documents to each UN Careers portal application submitted via https:careers.un.org:
Please indicate your preferred internship period or available dates in your cover letter
1. A cover letter;
2. Two letters of recommendation preferably from academic or professional referees;
3. Copies of university/law studies transcripts (including courses taken and grades received);
4. A writing sample preferably in a field relevant to the work of the Mechanism and not longer than ten pages.
|Posting Title:||INTERN - LEGAL AFFAIRS, I (Temporary Job Opening)|
|Job Code Title:||INTERN - LEGAL AFFAIRS|
|Department/Office:||International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals|
|Posting Period:||11 November 2021 - 18 November 2022|
|Job Opening Number:||21-Legal Affairs-RMT-167956-J-Arusha (A)|
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