International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals Intern - Public Information Jobs in Tanzania

International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals Intern - Public Information Jobs in Tanzania

Org. Setting and Reporting

The internship is located in the External Relations Office in the Mechanism’s Registry in Arusha, reporting to the Public Information Assistant. Applications for internships starting in Arusha, Tanzania, will be valid for 12 months and candidates will be selected on a rolling basis. Please indicate your preferred internship period in your cover letter.

The Mechanism is mandated to perform a number of essential functions previously carried out by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (“ICTR”) and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (“ICTY”).

In carrying out these essential functions the Mechanism maintains the legacies of these two pioneering ad hoc international criminal courts and strives to reflect best practices in the field of international criminal justice. The IRMCT has two branches one located in The Hague, The Netherlands and another in Arusha, Tanzania.


  • Assist in preparing a daily news summary circulated by local mass media (radio and TV, newspapers, press conferences, and interviews), regional press (newspapers, radio and TV, online interviews, etc.). International (Radio and TV, interviews, newspapers, etc);

  • Assist in public relations and protocol services;

  • Assist in library activities such as locating online journal articles, responding to reference queries and carrying out circulation tasks.

  • Assist in the planning and implementation of Mechanism’s public relations activities, including drafting social media messaging and researching archival material for supporting visuals and outreach related to court activity;

  • Assist in responding to complex information requests and inquiries;

  • Assist in preparations for official visits;

  • Researches, compiles and presents basic information for use in the preparation and production of communications products/services;

  • Other duties as assigned by the Public Information Assistant.


  • Professionalism: Shows pride in work and in achievements. Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges.

  • Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively. Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately. Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication. Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

  • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organisational goals. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others. Places team agenda before personal agenda. Supports
    and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

  • Creativity: Actively seeks to improve programmes or services. Offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs. Promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas. Takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks “outside the box”. Takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things. Is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.

  • Technological Awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology. Understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office. Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks. Shows willingness to learn new technology. thinks “outside the box”. Takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things. Is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.


  • Candidates for internships in the External Relations section are required to be enrolled in, or have completed in the last 12 months, a relevant diploma/degree programme in communications, journalism, multimedia studies or similar. Knowledge of major social media platforms is required. Knowledge of photography and/or audio-visual production is an asset. Applicants must be computer literate in standard software applications.

  • Candidates who could not apply earlier due to family responsibilities such as childcare, care for an elderly or sick family member, their own illness or who are attempting a career change or are re-entering the workforce will also be considered.

    Work Experience

  • No working experience is required to apply for the United Nations Internship Programme. Your training, education, advance course work or skills should benefit the United Nations during your internship.


  • English and French are the working languages of the Mechanism. Fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of French, Kinyarwanda, or Kiswahili will be considered an asset.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals Intern - Public Information Jobs in Tanzania

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