What we do
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organization whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence and to provide them with assistance.
The ICRC also endeavours to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening humanitarian law and universal humanitarian principles.
Established in 1863, the ICRC is at the origin of the Geneva Conventions and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
It directs and coordinates the international activities conducted by the Movement in armed conflicts and other situations of violence.
The ICRC’s Legal Division is offering six paid traineeships for a period of one year at its headquarters in Geneva. The traineeships start in autumn 2019.
Accountabilities & Functional responsibilities
The post-holders will undertake a variety of assignments, including carrying out research and writing project briefs on specific legal questions primarily related to IHL, both in English and French.
They will also review legal documents, contribute to the preparation of meetings, prepare draft reports or minutes of meetings and give presentations on IHL to groups visiting the ICRC.
Thus, excellent knowledge of IHL is required.
Certifications / Education required
Desired profile and skills
Only individuals enrolled in higher education or who have recently completed their studies are eligible to be trainees / associates.
For candidates to be eligible they must have a maximum of one year's professional experience after graduation (relating to the post) or two years if they have been in previous traineeships.