Internship Opportunity: International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, Hamberg [April – June, US]: Apply by Dec 31

Name of the Organisation

The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea in Hamburg

Number of Internships

Twenty internships each year for young government officials or students.

Work Details

Participants are expected to be able to contribute to the work of the Tribunal in fields such as the law of the sea, public international law, international organisations and international relations, political science, public information, publications and library science, and translation.

Interns of the Legal Office are expected to carry out research on a variety of legal issues and prepare memoranda and reports for the Legal Office. They will be requested to conduct research on a specific topic and give an oral presentation to the Legal Office, while working with the other interns serving at the Tribunal on the preparation of weekly press reviews.


Upon successful completion of the internship, interns receive a certificate. The certificate will state the period of internship, give examples of the allocated tasks and evaluate the intern’s performance.


Interns are not paid. The cost of travel and accommodation, as well as living expenses, are the responsibility of interns or their sponsoring institutions, unless funding is awarded from the Trust Fund.


Applicants should have completed at least three years of university studies in law, international relations, public relations, political science, library science or translation.

They must normally be engaged in a degree-granting or postgraduate programme at the time of application and also during the internship.

Fluency in English and/or French is required.

Submission Procedure

To apply, submit a completed application form, attaching your resume, grade transcript or list of courses taken and, if available, a brief sample of research work in English or French.

Candidates interested in applying for funding for participation in the Tribunal’s internship programme should also submit this form and a covering letter of no more than one page explaining why an internship at the Tribunal is important to the applicant, how it would fit in with the applicant’s academic and career goals and what benefits the applicant expects to derive from the programme.


Internships usually cover a period of three months, from January to March, April to June, July to September and October to December.


The deadline for applications for the January to March internship period is on 30th September of the previous year, while applications for the April to June period must be submitted by 31st December.

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