Office of the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism - Syria Geneva, Switzerland
Feb 18, 2020Intern
Org. Setting and Reporting The positions of Legal Intern and Research and Analysis Intern are located in the Collection, Analysis and Sharing Section (CASS) of the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism to Assist in the Investigation and Prosecution of Persons Responsible for the Most Serious Crimes under International Law Committed in the Syrian Arab Republic since March 2011. More commonly referred to as the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism (Syria) or IIIM, is a body of the United Nations, located in Geneva, Switzerland, established to collect, consolidate, preserve and analyse evidence of violations of international humanitarian law and human rights violations and abuses committed since March 2011 in the Syrian Arab Republic. The legal intern works under the supervision of a legal officer and the research and analysis intern works under the supervision of an analyst in CASS. A IIIM internship is UNPAID and full-time. Core working hours for interns are Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 18:00. Overtime may be required to meet deadlines for specific projects. The duration of a IIIM internship can range from a minimum of three months to a maximum of six months, according to the needs of the IIIM, with a preference for internships of duration closer to six months. Selections will be made on a rolling basis. Responsibilities Legal Intern: The duties of legal interns in CASS include, but are not limited to assisting in the provision of advice relating to the preparation of case files and on sharing material in accordance with the IIIM’s mandate; assisting in the review of the IIIM’s evidence collection; conducting research on domestic and international criminal law as well as research on factual and policy issues pertaining to the work of the IIIM; drafting meeting minutes; and cite checking, compiling and collating materials. Research & Analysis Intern (R&A): The R&A intern is assigned to perform research and analysis, examine events, personalities, organisations, and crimes under review by the IIIM. An intern participates in the research and collation of information, determining its value and integrating it into the evidential development of the broader issues being pursued.