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Office of the Legal Counselor

International Court of Justice in The Hague

A number of international courts and tribunals, as well as international legal organizations, are based in The Hague, Netherlands.

These organizations include the International Court of Justice, the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, the International Criminal Court, the Special Court for Sierra Leone, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, and the Hague Conference on Private International Law.

The Office of the Legal Counselor leads the Mission’s engagement with and assistance to these tribunals and organizations, thereby demonstrating the U.S. commitment to international law and institutions, as well as promoting their use as another tool of diplomacy.

Employment Opportunities

The Office of the Legal Counselor generally has a U.S. Citizen intern in the office in the Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters.  

Interns have unparalleled opportunities to observe and report on developments in the various international courts and organizations in The Hague. 

Applications for internships may be submitted to the Office of Recruitment in the Bureau of Human Resources. 

Must be able to obtain a security clearance.

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Internship Opportunities

  • Internship Opportunities The Office of the Legal Counselor generally has an intern during the fall and spring semesters, as well as the summer months. Interns have unparalleled opportunities to learn about diplomacy first hand, participating actively in the section’s daily work. Applications for internships may be submitted to the Office of Recruitment in the Bureau of Human Resources.

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