Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
About the CICC
The Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC) includes more than 2,500 civil society organizations in 150 different countries working in partnership to strengthen international cooperation with the ICC; ensure that the Court is fair, effective and independent; make justice both visible and universal; and advance stronger national laws that deliver justice to victims of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. For further information about the Coalition, visit our website at: www.coalitionfortheicc.org
The Assembly of States Parties
The CICC coordinates the activities of NGOs during the annual session of the Assembly of States Parties (ASP), which will take place from 16 until 24 November 2016 in The Hague, The Netherlands. The ASP will take vital decisions on the functioning of the ICC. With hundreds of representatives, NGOs make up the largest delegation at the ASP. For more information about the 15th session of the ASP, please visit the ASP15 website: https://asp.icc-cpi.int/en_menus/asp/sessions/documentation/15th-session/Pages/default.aspx
If you are interested in volunteering in a collegial and inspiring professional environment; attending high-level human rights meetings at the United Nations with NGO representatives, ICC and government officials from around the world; and have experience working as a professional or amateur photographer, the Coalition is seeking an intern for its Communications section to shoot photos during the ASP meeting. The intern will primarily report to the CICC Head of Communications and will be responsible for shooting photos at official events and meetings. The internship is on a full time basis (40 hours p/week) and must last for the period of the ASP meeting, from 16-24 November 2015. Please note that this internship is unpaid, but the intern will receive photo credits on the Coalition’s website and wherever else his or her photos are used.
• Shoot photos during official events and meetings around the ASP; take directions from CICC staff to shoot photos of specific people and/or events.
• Photography experience; experience shooting at formal or high-profile events a plus;
• Undergraduate or graduate work towards a degree in Photography or a related field preferred;
• Interest in photojournalism;
• Proficiency in English; other languages a plus;
• Ability to work independently;
• Interest in international justice and NGO work;
• Affinity with the Coalition’s goals and objectivities;
• Available from 16 to 24 November
Unfortunately, internships at the CICC are unpaid. We recommend all prospective candidates to seek financial assistance from their academic institutions or seek outside fellowships, grants and personal resources. The CICC cannot sponsor individuals applying for internships to help them obtain visas.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, references and a photography portfolio via email at email@example.com or by mail to:
The Coalition for the International Criminal Court
Attn: Internship Coordinator
2594 AC The Hague
Please include the name of the internship ‘ASP Photography intern’ in the subject of the email and the cover letter. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis; therefore it is advised to send in applications early. Due to the great number of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
No phone inquiries please.
The CICC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer strongly committed to hiring and retaining diverse and internationally representative interns.