Legal internships are available with the Legal Unit of Greenpeace International.
The Legal Unit advises Greenpeace International, and when necessary the
national and regional offices of Greenpeace, on campaigns 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.
Legal internships are full-time positions (40 hours per week) for a period of three months or more. Remuneration is by a modest monthly contribution towards cost of living of €400 for residents in the Netherlands, and €800 for non-residents.
Unfortunately, we can only accept candidates who have a student and/or work and/or residency permit for the Netherlands.
We are looking for someone who is available to start as soon as possible at the beginning of 2014. The duration of the internship is three months, with a possible extension of another three months.
Essential Skills / Qualifications
- Law student towards end of studies or recent law graduate;
- We encourage applicants with knowledge of corporate liability, energy, finance, securities, civil and climate law to apply;
- Fluent in written and spoken English. Other global languages are an advantage.
- Strong analytical skills
- Self-confident, focused, pro-active and result oriented
- Flexible attitude to shifting work priorities
Applications must be in English, and consist of a single e-mail (quoting "Internship Legal Unit GPI" in the email subject), with the following attachments:
- A cover letter of not more than 1 page;
- A CV of not more than 1 page;
- A sample of your writing on any legal subject of not more than 10 pages.
In addition, applications must include the following information:
- Confirmation that you have a student and/or work and/or residency permit for the Netherlands;
- Indication in which period you would be available for the internship.
Please send your application before 31st of December to
Given the very large number of applications we receive, we are unfortunately not able to respond to unsuccessful candidates.