NATIONAL FUNDED INTERNSHIPS
As part of the legacy of the Special Court, emphasis is placed on recruiting nationals of Sierra Leone for the Internship Programme. There are currently funded internship positions under the Special Court Internship Programme which are funded by a donation from the European Commission. Positions are available for national interns in the technical and administrative fields only. Successful applicants in Freetown will be paid US $300 per month.
Successful qualified national lawyers can apply for internships both in Freetown or The Hague with the Appeals Chamber, the Office of the Prosecutor or the Office of the Principal Defender. They will be awarded a stipend of US $1,000 per month (Freetown) or Euro1,200 (The Hague). The Special Court covers the costs of medical and air tickets for interns going to The Hague but the interns will be responsible for their accommodation.
The Special Court does not accept responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness which may occur during an internship, whether as part of the SCSL/EC project or not. All interns are therefore required, on being offered an internship, to obtain appropriate life insurance and provide the Court with details of such insurance.
Unfunded interns may be accepted depending on the needs of the Section of choice and availability of existing resources.
The Special Court will no longer offer funded internships to international applicants. All international applicants must secure their own funding.