The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has announced that it is seeking to appoint 2 Law Clerks for to provide research and other legal assistance to its judges. As I understand it, each judge at the ICJ now has his or her own clerk (a position that is relatively new within the Court). These positions are in addition to the year long interns which are paid for by law schools around the world under the Court’s univerity traineeship programme. My own law school at Oxford joined the latter programme a couple of years ago and we provide one intern to the Court.
The announcement on the ICJ’s website regarding the newly advertised positions says that:
Under the supervision of the judge to whom he or she will be specifically assigned, the Law Clerk will provide such judge with legal research and related assistance with regard to cases pending before the Court. The Law Clerk may also be required to provide legal assistance and support to a judge ad hoc participating in a particular case. In coordination with his or her judge, the Law Clerk may also from time to time be called upon to perform some specific legal tasks for the Registry.
The new positions are at P2 level (within the UN Grading system) and will be made for a fixed term of 2 years with the possibility of renewal.