Jobs, Internships and Visiting professionals 

Job opportunities

The International Criminal Court is an organisation seeking creative, professional, and highly-motivated individuals.

Article 50 of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court declares that the working languages of the Court are English and French.

Positions are  to be filled preferably by a national of a State Party to the ICC Statute, or of a State which has signed and is engaged in the ratification process or which is engaged in the accession process, but nationals from non-state parties may also be considered.

In accordance with the Rome Statute, the ICC aims to achieve fair representation of women and men for all positions, representation of the principal legal systems of the world for legal positions, and equitable geographical representation for positions in the professional category.

All interested applicants are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the guidelines for application as explained in How to apply prior to submitting their candidature.

Internships and Visiting professionals

As the first permanent international criminal court, and in respect of its foundation as an institution complementary to national jurisdictions, the International Criminal Court has a responsibility for and an interest in promoting the understanding of the Court among individuals, governments, academics, practitioners and civil society organisations. Furthermore the Court aims to contribute to the gradual proliferation of practitioners and scholars genuinely familiar with and supportive of its work.

In the context of a mutually beneficial Programme, participants will gain an understanding of the Court's objectives and of the challenges faced by the organisation in general, and a detailed knowledge of the mission and work of one area of the Court in particular. With practical experience of the implementation of international criminal justice in this unique institution, participants will have an opportunity to augment their knowledge and expertise at the national or international level whilst making a valuable contribution to the work of the Court.

Most importantly through the Programme, the Court aims to foster an international cadre of active supporters and advocates who will be ideally placed within their respective professional and national communities, to raise awareness of the role of the Court; contribute to the strengthening of their national judicial systems; and promote cooperation with the Court, thus giving effect to the spirit of complementarity.