Internship Legal Unit

Job - 20 April, 2016
A legal internship is available with the Legal Unit of Greenpeace International. The Legal Unit advises Greenpeace International, and when necessary the independent national and regional Greenpeace organisations, on campaign strategies and organisational legal issues and provides support with legal cases.

Alongside the daily practice of the Legal Unit there are various research projects that, in accordance with the specific interests and background of the intern, can be undertaken.

The legal internship is a full-time position (40 hours per week) for a period of three months or more. Remuneration is by a modest monthly contribution towards cost of living of €800.

Unfortunately, we can only accept candidates who are allowed to stay and work in the Netherlands for 3 months or more.

We are looking for someone who is available to start as soon as possible..

The duration of the internship is somewhat flexible.

Essential Skills / Qualifications

  • Law student towards end of studies or recent law graduate;
  • Strong background in (preferably more than) one of the following: international environmental law; international human rights law; public international law, including law of the sea; civil law, including corporate liability.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required. Other languages are an advantage.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who can stay for more than 3 months.

Required Competencies

  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Self-confident, focused, pro-active and result oriented;
  • Flexible attitude to shifting work priorities.

To Apply

Applications must be in English, and consist of a single email (quoting Internship-Legal Unit-GPI in the email subject), with the following attachments:

  • A cover letter of not more than 1 page;
  • A CV;
  • A sample of your writing on any legal subject of not more than 10 pages.

In addition, applications must include the following information:

  • Confirmation of permission to stay and work in the Netherlands;

Indication in which period you would be available for the internship.

Please send your application before 4th of May to

Given the very large number of applications we normally receive for intern positions, we are unfortunately not able to respond to unsuccessful candidates.