01.01.2018 ( Last modified: 20.03.2018 )

You are either a Swiss citizen or have or can obtain a valid work permit in Switzerland. You enjoy working independently, are practical and solutions-orientated. You show a strong sense of initiative and like to take responsibility. You are also resistant to stress, have strong organizational skills and can manage priorities well.

You are friendly and your communication and teamwork skills in an international environment are well established. Respect for human dignity is particularly close to your heart.

Assist the preparation of individual communications and reports to the different international Human Rights Organs (primarily the European Court of Human Rights, the Human Rights Committee, and UN-Committee against Torture). Depending on their competences, interns will summarize judgments, research different legal systems, do judicial research, comment on cases prepared by TRIAL International and help in drafting cases.

Interns will be asked to draft summaries of international law on the website, draft or correct articles for the newspaper and other publications, update the website on news linked to international criminal law, international criminal institutions and TRIAL International’s actions, participate in the preparation and implementation of events, and assist in administrative tasks.

Requested qualifications and skills:

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Good training in International Criminal Law, Humanitarian Law and/or Human Rights.
  • Fluent English or French and a good understanding of conversations in the other language (knowledge of German, Spanish or Arabic is an asset.)
  • Ability to work independently and to take initiatives.
  • Ability to work in a team but also from a distance, in a small family atmosphere structure.


Candidates must hold a valid work permit during their time in Geneva.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter (max. 1 page) and a CV to secretariat@trialinternational.org.

A small compensation is granted to interns.

TRIAL International is part of the initiative We Pay Our Interns.