Internships

The DSS participates in the UNAKRT internship programme which is designed to give young lawyers first hand experience in the field of international criminal law. Interns are either assigned to a DSS lawyer or to an individual defence team.

Internships commence on fixed dates four times a year and last for 6 months. There are also short summer internships for both the northern hemisphere and the southern hemisphere. Induction programmes take place on arrival so as to ensure that interns learn about the ECCC and the DSS before starting to work.

Interns assigned to the DSS undertake a wide variety of tasks, including:
  • Conducting detailed research on international criminal law and human rights law
  • Attending court hearings
  • Preparing and delivering training courses
  • Assisting with administrative tasks
  • Speaking at outreach events
  • Assisting DSS staff at various meetings
Interns assigned to a defence team fulfil the following duties:
  • Conducting detailed research on international criminal law and human rights law
  • Attending court hearings
  • Assisting in drafting submissions
  • Assisting in compiling and analysing evidence
  • Assisting with administrative tasks
  • Criteria

In addition to the essential requirements of the UNAKRT internship programme, candidates for an internship with the DSS will be chosen according to the following criteria:
  • University degree in law with emphasis on criminal law, international criminal law, international humanitarian law, and/or international human rights law; Master’s degree and/or Bar admission an asset.
  • Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Internet proficiency.
  • A strong motivation to work on the defence side.

Current and Previous DSS Interns
- Rupert Abbott, United Kingdom, Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales (UK)
- Julie Bardèche, France, Université Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas (France)
- Camille Bidau, France, University Centre for International Humanitarian Law (Geneva, Switzerland)
- Eboné Bishop, United States, Fordham University School of Law (New York, NY, USA)
- Floor Brunsveld, The Netherlands, University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
- Virginie Charpentier, France, Université Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas (France)
- Jessica Finelle, France, Ecole de Formation du Barreau de Paris (France)
- Shona Grundy, United Kingdom, Inns of Court School of Law (London, UK)
- Arron Hall, Ireland, Irish Center for Human Rights (Galway, Ireland)
- Geerteke Jansen, The Netherlands, University of Utrecht (The Netherlands)
- Jacinta Jones, United Kingdom, Chambers of Lord Gifford QC (London, UK)
- Joanne Kalas, United States, Pace University School of Law (White Plains, NY, USA)
- Robert Lawrie, United Kingdom, Chambers of Patrick Harrington QC (London, UK)
- Lucie Le Bordais, France, Université Paul Cézanne (Aix en Provence, France)
- Vera Manuello, France, Irish Center for Human Rights (Galway, Ireland)
- David Mc Keever, Ireland, College of Law (London, UK)
- Lucile Nattiez, France, Université Aix-Marseilles III (France)
- Akiko Nishino, United States, Washington and Lee University School of Law (USA)
- Forest O’Neill Greenberg, United States, Northeastern University School of Law (Boston, MA, USA)
- Deja Ostrowski, United States, Hawaii University (Honolulu, Hawaii, USA)
- Aleksandra Oziemska, Poland, CMS Cameron McKenna law firm (Warsaw, Poland)
- Emilie Page, Switzerland, University Centre for International Humanitarian Law (Geneva, Switzerland)
- Alex Paredes-Penades, Spain, Georgetown University Law Center, (Washington D.C., USA)
- Timothy Parker, Australia, University of Hong Kong
- Jessica Peake, United Kingdom, Penn Law School, University of Pennsylvania (USA)
- Prakash Puchooa, United Kingdom, London School of Economics and Political Science (UK)
- Matthew Sands, United Kingdom, University of East London (UK)
- Xheni Shehu, Albania, University of Washington School of Law (Seattle, WA, USA)
- Richard Thomas, United States, Pace University School of Law (White Plains, NY, USA)
- Jeanne-Marie Trantoul, France, Centre Régional de Formation à la Profession d’Avocat (Toulouse, France)
- Josephine De Vries, The Netherlands, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, (the Netherlands)
- Richard Pool, United Kingdom, The College of Law (London, UK)
- Sofia Yiannikas, Australia, University of Sydney (Sydney, Australia)
- Annabelle Reichenbach, France, Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, (Paris, France)
- Judith De Boer, The Netherlands, University of Amsterdam (the Netherlands)
- Jake Hirsch-Allen, Canada, McGill University Faculty of Law (Montreal, Canada)
- Michelle Chan, Canada, The College of Law (London, UK)
 

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