Job Description

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Islamabad is pleased to announce three internships for a period of three months starting from 01 March 2020.

These internships allow for a general understanding of the ICRC, its mandate and activities in Pakistan and provide an opportunity for students to gain exposure to a real work environment of the ICRC.

The interns will be attached with IHL department of the ICRC. During the internship they will be engaged in number of tasks including legal research, drafting, vetting, organising dissemination sessions, organizational and administrative support, translation and other assignments related to various activities of the ICRC delegation in Pakistan.


We are looking for candidates who meet the following, mandatory requirements:

  • B.A./LLB and sound knowledge of International Humanitarian Law (IHL).
  • LL.M. in IHL will be given preference.
  • Proficiency in English and Urdu (written and spoken)
  • Excellent Computer skills (standard software)
  • Proven ability and willingness to work in a cross-cultural environment
  • Sound knowledge of the Pakistani legal system and International Humanitarian Law
  • Excellent analytical and drafting skills
  • Available for minimum 3 months or more.

Graduates who had finished their studies in one of the above-mentioned disciplines not later than a year from the date of commencement of the internship

The intern may be asked to perform duties and tasks not covered in this job description as well as to provide support to other departments when necessary.

Important: For enrolled students, the applicant must provide in writing a permission of the full time availability for the internship period from the head of the department, in case the applicant is selected. Applications that do not fulfil the above conditions will not be considered.

Successful candidates will also meet the following criteria:

  • A manifest interest for humanitarian action/issues and the ICRC.
  • Ability to think strategically, to express ideas clearly, both orally and in writing, and to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Capacity for research and analytical writing.
  • Capacity for thinking out-of-the-box and for generating ideas and initiatives.
  • Flexibility and ability to assist with a variety of tasks.


Recruited interns will be offered a 3-month paid contract with monthly stipend of PKR 15,000/-. The positions are based at ICRC office in Islamabad.

Please note that ICRC will not provide any kind of boarding and lodging facility.

List of Universities eligible to apply for the Internship program of ICRC

1. University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir

2. University Law College, University of the Punjab, Lahore

3. Quaid Azam Law College, Lahore

4. Fatimah Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi

5. Iqra University Islamabad

6. National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Islamabad

7. Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi

8. Quaid Azam University, Islamabad

9. University Law College, Quetta

10. Pakistan College of Law, Lahore

11. Institute of Law, University of Sindh

12. International Islamic University, Islamabad

13. L’ecole for Advanced Studies, Karachi

14. School of International Law, Islamabad

15. School of Law, University of Karachi

16. Lahore University of Management Sciences, Lahore

17. School of Law, University of Gujrat

18. University College Lahore

19. Bahria University, Islamabad

20. Indus College of Law (ICL) Hyderabad

21. SZABIST, Karachi

22. Institute of Legal Studies, Lahore

23. Gillani Law College, Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan

24. Islamabad School of Law

25. The Islamia University of Bahawalpur

26. Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto University of Law (SZABUL), Karachi

27. The institute of Legal Studies, Multan

28. Roots IVY University College; Islamabad

29. The Millennium University College, Islamabad

30. Jinnah Muslim College, Islamabad

31. Hamdard School of Law, Hamdard University Karachi

32. Superior College of Law, Lahore

33. Federal Urdu University of Arts, Sciences and Technology, Islamabad

34. University of Sargodha

35. Roots College Lahore

36. Mirza Khan Law College, Panno Akil – Sukkhur

37. SALU Constituent Law College Naushahro Feroze

38. Themis School of Law, Karachi

39. Government Pir Illahi Bux Law College, Dadu

40. Sindh Muslim Law College, Karachi

41. The Institute of Legal Studies, Islamabad

42. The Millennium University College - Karachi

43. Punjab Law College, Sheikhupura

44. Lahore University of Management Sciences, Lahore

45. Islamia College, University Peshawar

46. Law College Peshawar University

47. Malakand University

48. Hazara University, Manshera

49. Law Department, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Peshawar

50. Gomal University, DI Khan

51. Islamia Law College, Peshawar

52. Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan

53. International Relation Department, Peshawar

54. Law department, University of Swat

55. Frontier Law College, Peshawar


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