International Humanitarian Fact-finding Commission Internship: Call for Applications
September 27, 2018

The International Humanitarian Fact-finding Commission (IHFFC) is offering a paid part-time internship to a student who will monitor the relevant work of the United Nations General Assembly and other bodies and provide support to Commissioners upon their visits to New York City.

In addition to supporting the NY office for an average of about 4 hours a week, the intern will travel to Switzerland for 1 week in April 2019 for the Annual Meeting and Bureau Meeting of the IHFFC.

The IHFFC is an independent treaty body created according to Art. 90 of First Additional Protocol to the Geneva Convention. Tasked with conducting inquiries in cases of alleged violations of the conventions and their additional protocols, it has observer status with the UNGA. More information on the Commission is available at The Swiss Government acts as the Secretariat of the Commission.

The tasks of the intern will be:

For the duration of his/her functions, the intern will have the status of a member of the delegation of the IHFFC, which may include access to UN premises when deemed useful by the IHFFC and its Secretariat. A number of NYU Law students have performed the role of IHFFC intern since 2010, and the experience has been positive on both sides.

The internship is organized by the NYU Center for Human Rights and Global Justice. Students interested in applying for the post should send a CV, transcript, and a cover letter outlining any relevant experience to by October 15. Interviews with short-listed candidates will be held on October 23. The selected student will be notified by November.

Any questions can be directed to Brianne Cuffe at Also feel free to reach out to Melina De Bona, the current intern, at


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