Mar. 31: Call for Applications: 2024 International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission Internship

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2024 IHFCC Internship Call for Applications

The Center for Human Rights and Global Justice is accepting applications for its 2024 internship collaboration with the International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission (IHFFC). This is a paid part-time opportunity for New York University School of Law JD students seeking to enhance their knowledge of human rights law and practice and/or to pursue a career dedicated to facilitating respect for international humanitarian law. 


The IHFFC is the dedicated expert body established by Additional Protocol I to the Geneva Conventions to respond to incidents in relation to international humanitarian law. It stands at the service of parties to an armed conflict to conduct enquiries into alleged violations and to facilitate, through its good offices, the restoration of an attitude of respect for that body of law. 


The intern will: 

  • monitor the activities of the UNGA and other international humanitarian organizations (OHCHR, ICRC, OCHA etc.) in New York in relation to fact-finding and other relevant issues for the IHFFC;
  • attend other Meetings and Conferences, at the request of the President, where this is considered useful in accordance with the scope and aims of the Commission;
  • report the results of this monitoring and observation to the President and the Secretariat of the IHFFC;
  • draw the attention of the President and the Secretariat of the Commission to events which might require the presence of members of the IHFFC;
  • support the members of the Commission when attending meetings in New York both in administrative and substantive tasks (e.g., preparing meetings with relevant parties, creating programs and itineraries, accompanying and assisting members during their stay, reporting, etc.);
  • attend the Annual Meeting and Bureau Meeting in Switzerland to record minutes, provide meeting and drafting assistance, and complete any additional follow up tasks;
  • provide regular updates via email on relevant work to the President and Secretariat of the Commission;
  • participate and take notes on the occasion of virtual Bureau meetings.



This IHFFC internship is open to NYU JD Law students. Applicants must: 

  • be eligible to intern and get compensated in the U.S. 
  • demonstrate commitment to human rights and social justice 
  • have excellent analytical, research and writing skills
  • have knowledge of the international legal system
  • be able to work independently and with people from diverse backgrounds

The IHFFC internship placement is part-time for a 14-month term and will start as soon as possible no later than May 1, 2024. 


The intern will be compensated $16/hour matching the NYU School of Law rate for student employment. Invoices tracking the completed work will be required for payment processing. 



  • March 31, 2024: Application deadline 
  • Week of April 1, 2024: Interviews 
  • Week of April 8, 2024: Decision Notification
  • No later than May 1, 2024: Internship start date 


Please submit the following documents through this application form:

  • Cover letter detailing your qualifications, specific interests, and any relevant background or experience where applicable (max 500 words)  
  • CV or NYU Resume 
  • Recent unofficial transcript 

additional information

Visit the IHFFC website to learn more about their work. If you have any questions about the internship or the application process, please do not hesitate to contact us at with the subject line: 2024 IHFFC Internship Program.