01.01.2018 ( Last modified: 20.03.2018 )

The interns will participate in the preparation of criminal cases (universal jurisdiction). Interns will be asked to research on Swiss law and other legal systems, research human rights and criminal law. They can also participate to evidence collection.

Interns might also be asked to work on presentations and publications, update the website and assist in tasks related to outreach, fundraising and administration.

Requested qualifications and skills:

The ideal candidate will have:

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


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

The two legal internships take place over a period of 5 to 6 months, preferably full-time.

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.