ICRC Internship Program 2019 (IHL Intern)

International Committee of the Red Cross - ICRC Verified

Peshawar , Pakistan

Posted Sep 30, 2019 1437 views

PKR. 15,000 - 15,000/Month

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Job Description


BATCH 2 – 2019


The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Peshawar is pleased to announce one internship for a period of three months.

This internship allows for a general understanding of the ICRC, its mandate and activities in Pakistan and provides an opportunity for students to gain exposure to a robust work environment.

The intern will be attached with the IHL department of the ICRC. During the internship he/she will be engaged in a number of tasks including legal research, drafting, vetting, organising dissemination sessions, organizational and administrative support, translation and other assignments related to various activities of the ICRC delegation in Pakistan.


We are looking for candidates who meet the following, mandatory requirements:

  • B.A./LLB and sound knowledge of International Humanitarian Law (IHL).
  • Proficiency in English and Urdu (written and spoken).
  • Excellent Computer skills (standard software).
  • Proven ability and willingness to work in a cross-cultural environment.
  • Sound knowledge of the Pakistani legal system and International Humanitarian Law.
  • Excellent analytical and drafting skills.
  • Available for minimum 3 months or more.
  • Graduates who have finished their studies in one of the above-mentioned disciplines not later than a year from the date of commencement of the internship.

The intern may be asked to perform duties and tasks not covered in this job description as well as to provide support to other departments when necessary.

Important: For enrolled students, the applicant must provide in writing a permission of the full time availability for the internship period from the Head of the Department, in case the applicant is selected.

Applications that do not fulfil the above conditions will not be considered.

Successful candidates should also meet the following criteria:

  •  A manifest interest for humanitarian action/issues and the ICRC.
  • Ability to think strategically, to express ideas clearly, both orally and in writing, and to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Capacity for research and analytical writing.
  • Capacity for thinking out-of-the-box and for generating ideas and initiatives.
  • Flexibility and ability to assist with a variety of tasks.


Recruited intern will be offered a 3-month paid contract with monthly stipend of PKR 15,000/-. The position will be based at ICRC office in Peshawar.

Please note that ICRC will not provide any kind of boarding and lodging facility.

How to apply

Each application should consist of the following three documents:

  1. A personal statement by the student, maximum 400 words, on his/her motivation for an internship at the ICRC.
  2. Curriculum Vitae.
  3. Letter of recommendation from Dean/Head of Department.

Do not send any documents other than the three listed above. Late or incomplete applications that do not meet the stated requirements, will not be considered.

Owing to the high number of applications, NO information relating to the selection process or responses to personal queries can be provided.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Application Deadline

The last date of application is Sunday, 13 October 2019.

Job Details

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Total Positions:
1 Post
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First Shift (Day)
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Job Location:
University Town, Peshawar, Pakistan
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Apply Before:
Oct 13, 2019
Posting Date:
Sep 30, 2019
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