3-month Legal Internship Program

3-month Legal Internship Program


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, internships at the International Nuremberg Principles Academy are suspended until the end of August 2021.

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy (Nuremberg Academy) is a non-profit foundation dedicated to the promotion of international criminal law and human rights. It was established by the Federal Republic of Germany, the Free State of Bavaria, and the City of Nuremberg in 2014.

The Nuremberg Academy is located in Nuremberg, the birthplace of modern international criminal law. Conscious of this historic heritage, the Nuremberg Academy supports the fight against impunity for universally recognized core international crimes: genocide, crimesagainst humanity, war crimes, and the crime of aggression. Its main fields of activity includeproviding a forum for dialogue by convening conferences and expert meetings, conductinginterdisciplinary and applied research, engaging in specialized capacity building forpractitioners of international criminal law, and human rights education. Dedicated tosupporting the worldwide application of international criminal law, the Nuremberg Academypromotes the Nuremberg Principles and the rule of law with a vision of sustainable peace through justice, furthering knowledge, and building capacities of those involved in the judicial process in relation to these crimes.

The Nuremberg Academy is seeking full-time legal interns to support its international team working on international criminal law and human rights law projects.

Duties and Responsibilities

During the 3-month internship, selected legal interns will assist the Nuremberg Academy’s team with conducting research on substantive legal issues, preparing capacity building
programs, organizing events and conducting other administrative duties.

Eligibility criteria

  • Undergraduate or postgraduate degree in law, social sciences or a related field, with a focus on international criminal law or human rights.
  • Demonstrated interest in the area of work and activities of the Nuremberg Academy.
  • Excellent written and spoken professional proficiency in English is required. Knowledge of other languages (especially French) would be an asset.
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and analytical skills.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills, communication skills, and strong teamwork skills.
  • Good standard of computer skills (including Microsoft Office applications).

Internship placements focus on candidates in the final stages of their academic studies or in the early stages of their career.


Legal interns receive an internship compensation based on their weekly hours.

Application process

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to admin@nurembergacademy.org with the subject line “Application for a Legal Internship”.

Please indicate your desired start date and the time period of your availability in your application.

If you have any questions, please contact: 

Petra Härtel
Head of Administration
Phone: +49 (0) 911 – 231 23973
E-mail admin@nurembergacademy.org