Communications Internship

Coalition for the International Criminal Court, The Hague, Netherlands

Skill Required:, Media and CommunicationPolicy/ Advocacy and CampaignResearch and Analysis
Email for CV Submission: 
Closing Date for Applications: 
21st August, 2019

Job Description


The internship will provide the successful candidate with on-the-job training on communications skills, social media management and multimedia software in a global non-profit, nongovernmental organization.

The successful candidate will be given the opportunity to:

  • Gain valuable experience in the non-profit sector
  • Learn various software including Content Management System, Hootsuite, Canva etc.
  • Take responsibility for social media management and analysis
  • Observe and participate in meetings such as meetings with NGO, government, and ICC representatives
  • Build and Expand his/her professional network
  • Work in a young, multicultural, and dynamic work environment
  • mprove communications, advocacy and organizational skills
  • Participate in communication strategizing, project development and implementation

The Communications intern will assist the CICC Communications Officer, along with other staff as relevant, with a range of media and public-information tasks. Responsibilities will include:

  • Daily monitoring and compiling news developments related to the ICC’s current investigations and cases, thematic issues such as sexual violence, children and victims as they relate to the ICC and CICC member updates
  • Assist with the research and drafting of articles for Coalition publications;
  • Assist with e-newsletters creation and development;
  • Support with website management;
  • Assist with content development for the website, including drafting/editing articles and blog posts, updating country situations and cases, creating and editing photos/videos, and other content;
  • Identify content for website and social media outlets;
  • Develop creative ideas for Twitter, Instagram and Facebook campaigns and reporting;
  • Build event calendar for social media
  • Monitor developments in online media;
  • Update journalist database and research media outlets worldwide;
  • Assist with media relations;


  • Advanced undergraduate or graduate student working towards, or having already obtained, a degree in Communications, Multimedia, Web Design, New Media, Journalism, and/or International Relations, Political Science, Law and/or other relevant fields;
  • Fluency in English required; fluency in other languages (French, Spanish, or Arabic) would be an asset;
  • Excellent written and oral communication, research and analytical skills;
  • Attention to detail; Organizational and administrative skills; • Effective team player with the ability to work and think independently, and to be resourceful and proactive;
  • Ability to work independently and in a deadline-driven environment;
  • Previous nonprofit and/or journalism experience would be an asset;
  • Demonstrated interest in international justice and NGO work preferred;
  • Affinity with the Coalition’s goals and objectivities;
  • Interest in photojournalism preferred;
  • Knowledge and interest in still and video photography and editing software preferred;
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, or other similar software, would be an asset;
  • Working knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint and HTML, Google Analytics, Hootsuite, Photoshop, InDesign, Mail Chimp and Multimedia tools an asset;
  • Experience producing online content an asset;
  • Passion for social media and its potential as an advocacy tool;
  • Available on a full-time basis for a minimum of four months from September 2019.


Please note that this is an unpaid internship and the Coalition cannot cover associated transportation or accommodation costs. We recommend all prospective candidates to seek financial assistance from their academic institutions or seek outside fellowships, grants, and personal resources. The Coalition cannot sponsor individuals applying for internships to help them obtain visas.


Please apply by 21 August by sending a cover letter and CV by email to with the subject header, “[First and last name] - Hague Communications Intern.” Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; therefore it is advised to send in applications early. Short-listed candidates will be invited for a telephone/Skype or in-person interview. Due to the great number of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. NO phone inquiries please.

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