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International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Paid Traineeship in Law and Policy Forum 2019 – Geneva, Switzerland

The Law and Policy Division of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) offers five traineeship positions for a period of one year, starting September 2019.

Application Deadline: 20th May, 2019

Eligible Countries: All

To Be Taken At (Country): Geneva, Switzerland

About the Award:You will assist the Editor and the Editor-in-Chief of the Review in the conceptualization of the themes, contacts with authors, peer reviewers and the publisher, background research and substantive evaluation of articles.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assistance to the Editor-in-Chief and the Managing Editor of the International Review of the Red Cross;
  • Substantial academic research;
  • Evaluation and legal editing of article submissions (checking the legal reasoning, arguments, structure and sources);
  • Identification of potential authors and peer reviewers;
  • Preparation and co-conduct of interviews of key experts in the field of humanitarian law, policy and action for the Review;
  • Liaison with the colleagues in-house on identifying potential topics to be covered in the Review;
  • Correspondence with authors and partners, and management of the Review files;
  • Authoring blog articles;
  • Occasional involvement in the organisation of launch events of the journal.

Type: Internship

Eligibility: ICRC is looking for candidates who meet the following mandatory requirements:

  • A Master’s degree in law or international relations.
  • A demonstrated interest in humanitarian work, IHL and human rights;
  • Excellent command of English with good French reading abilities;
  • Maximum one year paid professional experience.
  • Initiative and capacity to work independently under minimal supervision;
  • Excellent ability to work in a team;
  • Excellent communication skills including strong writing abilities;
  • Excellent organizational skills.

If you do not fulfil the conditions above, your application will not be considered.

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value and Duration of Award: Successful candidates will be recruited on a 12-month paid traineeship contract. The positions are based at ICRC headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Benefits include:

  • Rewarding work in a humanitarian and multicultural environment;
  • Attractive social benefits;
  • Paid traineeship.

How to Apply: Apply Here

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

Award Providers: ICRC

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