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Library Intern at IRMCT

Work Location

Arusha, Tanzania

Expected duration

3-6 months

Duties and Responsibilities

Org. Setting and Reporting The Registry of the United Nations International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (“Mechanism”) invites applications for internships with the Library starting from 01 July 2024 to 31 December 2024 in Arusha, United Republic of Tanzania. The Mechanism was established by the Security Council of the United Nations in 2010 to carry out a number of essential


functions of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (“ICTR”) and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (“ICTY”), after the completion of their respective mandates. The Registry, operating from both branches of the Mechanism, located in The Hague, The Netherlands, and in Arusha, the United Republic of Tanzania, provides administrative, legal, policy and diplomatic support services. The Registry’s main duties include the provision of administrative services to the Mechanism, including court support services; the supervision of the enforcement of sentences; monitoring of cases referred to national courts; preservation of and access to ICTR, ICTY and Mechanism archives; the protection of victims and witnesses; and assistance to national jurisdictions. The internship is located in the Library of the Mechanism’s Registry in Arusha, and under the direct supervision of the Library Assistant. The library offers a wide selection of books covering various fields including international law, international criminal law, genocide, and human rights. Additionally, the library offers a diverse range of services such as Online Public Access Catalogues, document delivery via email for both internal and external users, as well as in-person reference services and research assistance tailored to individual user needs. Interested candidates may visit the Mechanism website’s internship page at to obtain general information including: • Programme Guidelines; • Internship programme; and • Terms and Conditions of the Mechanism’s Internship Programme. Responsibilities Under the supervision of the Library Assistant, interns provide the following support: • Assist in compiling daily news summaries from local, regional, and international media sources, including radio, TV, newspapers, press conferences, and interviews; • 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 information requests and inquiries; • Assist in preparations for official visits; • Research, compilation and presenting basic information for use in the preparation and production of communications products/services; • Process information by cataloguing and indexing library materials and maintaining the library management system; • Providing guidance to library users; • Daily library administration; and • Other duties as assigned by the Library Assistant.

Qualifications/special skills

Candidates must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements: (a) Be enrolled in, or have completed, the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor’s level or equivalent) (b) Be enrolled in, or have completed, a graduate school programme (second university degree (Master Degree) or equivalent, or higher). The degree must be in a relevant field, such as library/information science, information management, communications, journalism, multimedia studies or similar. 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. Knowledge of major social media platforms is required. Knowledge of photography and/or audio-visual production is desirable. Applicants must be computer literate in standard software applications.

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English and French are the working languages of the Mechanism. Fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of French, Kinyarwanda or Kiswahili is desirable.

Additional Information

The duration of the internship generally ranges from three months to a maximum of six months. Please indicate your available start and end date for the internship in your motivation statement. ALL of the documents listed below are required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Due to the number of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Interested applicants must submit an application through the United Nations Inspira portal via Interested applicants must additionally submit copies of university transcripts, or enrolment (including courses taken and grades received) to the email Interns must keep confidential any and all unpublished information obtained during the course of the internship and not publish any reports or papers based on such information except with the explicit written authorization of the Chief of Human Resources of the Mechanism. Interns are bound by the same duties and obligations as staff members, and the information to which an intern has access in the course of the internship must not be divulged to external parties. Each prospective intern must sign the Acceptance and Undertaking Form to indicate their understanding and acceptance of this stipulation. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application. There should be no expectation of employment by the United Nations or the Mechanism upon completion of the internship.

Intern Specific text

Interns are not financially remunerated by the United Nations. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of interns or their sponsoring institutions. Interns who are not citizens or permanent residents of the country where the internship is undertaken, may be required to obtain the appropriate visa and work/employment authorization. Successful candidates should discuss their specific visa requirements before accepting the internship offer.

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