International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda: Internship Programme
The Internship Programme is geared towards providing offices at the ICTR with the assistance of students and professionals specializing in fields relevant to the work of the Tribunal, such as international relations, law, economics, political science, philosophy, journalism, translation and terminology. The purpose of the programme is: 1. To provide the participants with important practical experience which compliments their field of study and which will, at the same time, be of benefit to the office to which the intern is assigned; 2. To promote, among participants, a better understanding of major global problems confronting the world and to give them an insight into how the ICTR attempts to find solutions to the problems, and 3. To expose the participants to the ICTR and its policies and programmes and have them become ambassadors of goodwill. ICTR accepts interns on a limited basis depending on the specific needs of work units at the ICTR, Arusha / Kigali / the Hague, and their capacity to effectively support and supervise the interns and subject also to availability of office space. The programme does not consist of clearly defined internship positions, rather, the ICTR will define the number and nature of internships, on a continuous basis, according to the needs of the various offices; the selection and recruitment procedure will, consequently, be on an ongoing basis and each intern will carry out his or her assignments under the supervision of a designated staff member of the ICTR.
Recognizing that serious violations of humanitarian law were committed in Rwanda, the UN Security Council created the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) in November 1994. The purpose of this measure is to contribute to the process of national reconciliation in Rwanda and to the maintenance of peace in the region.
Arusha International Conference Centre, Arusha, Tanzania