The interns will provide support to the Judges of the Trial Chamber under the supervision of the Chambers Legal Advisor. The interns’ duties will include legal research and analysis, document and file management, preparation for hearings and other support as necessary, which may involve attending Court on occasion. The interns will be expected to prepare a report at the end of the placement, recording work undertaken during the placement.
OFFICE OF THE PROSECUTOR
The trial interns will each be assigned to one of the 6 trial teams and act in direct support of the Trial Attorney and Associate / Assistant Trial Attorney. Their duties will include recording notes for Counsel during the trial, and planning and producing follow up material derived from each session. They will also work closely to ensure the effective flow of information from different sections regarding the case or cases they are working on.
Pre Trial / Appellate
Pre-trial and appellate interns will provide support to the Senior Trial / Appellate Attorney for respective trials and appeals. This will include: following up decisions from the Appeals Chamber (both pre-trial and appeals arising during trial), preparing for future appeals and preparing for trial hearings as directed by the Senior Trial Attorney. Duties will include legal research and analysis, document and file management, preparation for hearings, and direction and support to investigation / witness support teams.
The intern will provide support to the Defence Office under the supervision of the Principal Defender. The interns’ duties will include legal research and analysis, document and file management, preparation for hearings and other support as necessary. It is important to note that the Defence Office of the Special Court provides briefing and support to Defence counsel and their teams. Interns’ will work for the Office and not for a specific Defence team.
REGISTRY LEGAL OFFICE
Under the supervision of the Legal Adviser to the Registrar, the intern will undertake legal research and analysis of issues relating to the functions of the Registry; review and draft internal policies and procedures; assist in the negotiation of draft bilateral cooperation agreements with third States; and contribute to the formulation of the Special Court's exit strategy.
OUTREACH AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE
The Outreach and Public Affairs Section is responsible for the national and international media relations of the Court. Interns will be expected to provide support to Outreach and Public Affairs Section in organizing community town hall meetings, work on media monitoring, database compilation, and together with the video producer, undertake research for the production of information and educational materials about the Special Court, assist in setting up 'Accountability Now Clubs' at tertiary institutions and work closely with students in promoting broader issues of human rights and justice. Interns will be expected to accompany Outreach Associates on field trips upcountry.