Gain your experience working with the EU advocacy team of the leading international non-governmental organization


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Organization/Company: Oxfam is an international confederation of 20 organizations working together with partners and local communities in more than 90 countries, formed in 1995 by a group of independent non-governmental organizations. The name “Oxfam” comes from the Oxford Committee for Famine Relief, founded in Britain in 1942. Oxfam is determined to change that world by mobilizing the power of people against poverty. Around the globe, Oxfam works to find practical, innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty and thrive. Oxfam saves lives and helps rebuild livelihoods when crisis strikes. The organization campaigns so that the voices of the poor influence the local and global decisions that affect them. Oxfam works with partner organizations and alongside vulnerable women and men to end the injustices that cause poverty.


Duty Station:  Brussels, Belgium


Open To: All those who are interested in


Timeframe: 10 months starting from 14th february 2018


Deadline: 08/01/2018 23:59


Job description: Oxfam’s EU Advocacy Office challenges EU policies to make them work for people in poverty. Oxfam International is seeking an enthusiastic intern to support the work of its EU Policy Advisors working in the areas of development cooperation, agriculture and food security, and tax and inequality. You will gain hands on experience working with the EU advocacy team of a leading international non-governmental organization, develop your analytical and advocacy skills and acquire practical knowledge of EU policy-making and legislative processes. Key responsibilities (Advocacy, event coordination and administrative tasks)

-Monitor EU policy-making and legislative processes in the areas of development cooperation, agriculture and food security, and tax and inequality.

-Support the work of Oxfam’s EU Policy Advisors, including by conducting background research, drafting notes and letters, preparing briefings.

-Attend meetings with policy makers, other stakeholders and allied organizations, and report back on events attended.

-Take responsibility for at least one longer term project linked to the advocacy objectives on either agriculture and development (GROW campaign) or fiscal justice and development cooperation (EVEN IT UP campaign)

-Assist in setting meetings with EU decision-makers for Oxfam EU Policy Advisors and high-level Oxfam staff coming to Brussels.

-Assist in organizing internal and public events in support of Oxfam’s campaigns, and in particular the European Development Days.

Qualifications: -Keen  interest and  knowledge  of international cooperation  and development, EU policies and decision-making processes

-Affinity with the aims and objectives of Oxfam, supporting our vision of a just world without poverty

-Education:    academic    degree    in    a    relevant    field    such    as    International Development,  European  Affairs,  Economics,  Political  Science  or  International Relations

-Fluency in written and spoken English is essential. Knowledge of French, Spanish or another EU language is an advantage

-Strong analytical skills

-Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to work within a team and with an international network

-Computer skills: confident user of all office applications

-A  quick  learner  with  a  positive  attitude  and  pro-active  approach.  Ability  to multitask, prioritize and manage time effectively in a busy office environment

Wage/Fees:  893€ per month, 36 working hour per week, 2 days holidays per month of work


Application processTo apply for this position, please submit, in one single document, your CV and answers to the attached questions via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Useful links:

Offer site



Contact information:

Postal address: Oxfam House, John Smith Drive, Oxford OX4 2JY, United Kingdom

Phone: +44 1865 780 100


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The an American multinational  Procter & Gamble is  looking for a passionate and driven individuals to join its thriving team. Join the Consumer and Market Knowledge (CMK) and help the company anticipate what consumers want and find out what they need!


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Company: Procter & Gamble Co., also known as P&G, is an American multinational consumer goods corporation headquartered in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. It was founded in 1837 by British American William Procter and Irish American James Gamble. It primarily specializes in a wide range of cleaning agents and personal care and hygienics products. Billions of people know P&G products from each of its 10 categories – Fabric Care, Home Care, Baby Care, Feminine Care, Family Care, Grooming, Oral Care, Personal Health Care, Hair Care, Skin and Personal Care – and about 65 brands. Procter & Gamble Co counts on high values such as integrity, leadership, ownership, passion for winning and trust


Duty Station:  Switzerland, France, Greece, Spain, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom


Open To: students


Timeframe: a minimum availability of 3 months


Job description: Procter & Gamble Co is looking for students engaged in extracurricular activities for an internship in the Consumer and Market Knowledge (CMK). The purpose of the CMK is to directly influence business strategy, product design, pricing and media investments. Your role in CMK is like an internal, active and influential business strategy consultant. You will be part of a multi-functional business team, working closely with Brand Management, Finance, Sales, R&D and others, constantly exploring new opportunities for business growth. Your key to success will be your ability to build on and combine soft skills with analytical skills, and use integrative thinking to convey research findings to drive actions with your key business partners across levels and functions


Qualifications: qualifications required to apply for this opportunity are:

- good English

- analytical skills and team orientation

- “can-do “ attitude and ability to deliver breakthrough results

- strong analytical skills, leveraging multiple data sources. Comfortable with data analysis

- creativity, innovation, initiative, follow-through, communication, and priority-setting

- data Analytics, Social studies or anthropological /psychology background a plus (optional)

- ability to contribute and influence across levels and functions

- a minimum availability of 3 months

- for local market roles, related language skills may be required


Application process: further information you need to know for your application are:

- just apply via clicking the button a the bottom of this page

- have your CV in English ready to attach (include examples of the challenging experiences you have had both within and outside academia)

- attach a summary of your latest grades

Please note individual attachments cannot be larger than 500 KB


Useful links:

Job call

Application help



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Are you a student enrolled in a social science bachelor or master course (economics, statistics, social policy or other relevant subject), and would like to help improve the life of children all around the world? UNICEF brings you in Jordan, don’t let this opportunity pass you by!

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Organization/Company: With its focus on the needs and rights of the child, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) devotes as much as 80 percent of its funds to programs that can be classified under the broad umbrella of public health. Working in partnership with governments as well as health-related organizations, notably the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF is active in programs ranging from immunization and oral rehydration campaigns to water and sanitation projects, and from the fight against acute respiratory infections to the elimination of polio and micronutrient deficiencies. Its contribution to international public health, particularly for children and mothers, has been significant and extensive. Indeed, in the last two decades of the twentieth century, UNICEF, with its activist leadership, helped shape the agenda of international health.

UNICEF creates programmes on behalf of children, such as:

- Child protection and inclusion

- Child survival

- Education

- Nutrition

- Early childhood development

- Gender equality, and so much more.

In 1965 UNICEF was awarded the Noble Peace Prize, thus linking its services for future generations with peace building. The Prize provided a solid base from which to build its effective role in advocacy for children.

UNICEF was the first UN body to take up the issue of family planning. Though the controversial subject was presented in the context of responsible parenthood to UNICEF's executive board in 1966, after an unprecedented and acrimonious debate the deeply divided board deferred its decision by one year, and it eventually took a relatively mild stance on the issue. As UNFPA - United Nations Fund for Population Activities - was created in 1967, the pressure for UNICEF to take up the issue head-on was eased.


Duty Station:  Jordan


Open To: Students enrolled in a social science bachelor or master course


Timeframe: Non mentioned


Deadline: December 31, 2017


Job description: UNICEF Jordan Country Programme is looking for interns for their Social Protection and Social Policy sectors. The interns will be received and assisted within the framework of the UNICEF Jordan Country Programme in Jordan that emphasizes the focus on acquiring experience in a development field under close direction of UNICEF Social Policy Specialist.

Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Social Protection or Chief of Social Policy, the interns will work as support for both sections to deliver on the following outputs:

- Perform data quality assurance procedures and troubleshoot data collection problems

- Contribute to develop an accountability to affected population framework for the programmes

- Work in partnership with the other UNICEF sections to produce a Home Visit Protocol for delivering an integrate package of Social Protection services

- Contribute in analysing the available data to conduct operational programme review and report generation

- Contribute in producing relevant fact sheet and information briefs on the situation of children in Jordan

- Contribute in preparing working paper on the situation of public finance for children in Jordan

- Coordinate with the communication section to disseminate of research findings

- Contribute in preparing both internal and external reports

- Provide support to other UNICEF sections in the design and implementation of research studies regarding the situation of children in Jordan

- Ensure that the data collected by UNICEF partner are sound and reliable

- Contribute to the situation and real time monitoring of children’s rights in Jordan

- Contribute in the management of evaluations of programs implemented by the social protection unit

Supervision and guidance will be provided on a day-to-day basis, and regular meetings will be organized between the supervisor and the program specialist to review work accomplished and provide advice on course corrections, if necessary. Interns will be exposed to learning and personal development opportunities within UNICEF and also with the partners including humanitarian response.



- Being enrolled in a social science bachelor or master course (economics, statistics, social policy or other relevant subject)

- Fluency in English

- Strong writing skills

- Knowledge of Arabic is an asset

- Experience in data collection and analysis software (ODK, STATA/ SPSS) is considered an asset

- Experience with GIS software is also considered an asset


Wage/Fees:  Not mentioned


Application process: To apply, follow this link, insert your E-mail address and follow the instructions.

Before you start the application, read carefully these documents:

- Three Pager on Cash for Education Programme

- A Window of Hope PDM Report

- Brief explanation of Makani Program


Useful information: In 1990 UNICEF engaged in promoting and organizing the World Summit for Children, which brought more than seventy heads of state and representatives of more than eighty member states to New York for a two-day meeting. The summit was precedent setting, as it was the largest such gathering and the first summit on social issues. It produced a declaration, a plan of action, and a set of goals to be achieved by the year 2000, most of which were in the public health domain. UNICEF followed up the summit with individual national plans of action to reach the goals, and has published an annual Progress of Nations to monitor and report on progress.


Useful links:

Link to the offer

UNICEF Careers

UNICEF’s e-Recruitment system


Contact information:

Contact form


UNICEF offices’ contacts worldwide

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Asian Development Bank offers the opportunity to attend their Internship Program, which is a project-oriented learning opportunity for graduate students to gain experience through research assignments based on ADB’s current operational needs. Send your CV now!

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Organization: Asian Development Bank was conceived in the early 1960s as a financial institution that would be Asian in character and foster economic growth and cooperation in one of the poorest regions in the world. The Asian Development Bank aims for an Asia and Pacific free from poverty. Its mission is to help developing member countries reduce poverty and improve the quality of life of their people. Despite the region's many successes, it remains home to a large share of the world's poor: 330 million living on less than $1.90 a day and 1.2 billion on less than $3.10 a day. ADB in partnership with member governments, independent specialists and other financial institutions is focused on delivering projects in developing member countries that create economic and development impact. ADB is composed of 67 members, 48 of which are from the Asia and Pacific region.


Duty Station: Mandaluyong City, Philippines


Open To: Graduate students


Timeframe: Not specified


Deadline: 31 January 2018


Job description: The internship program offers the opportunity to:

- work in a major international development organization;

- work collaboratively with experienced professionals from over 50 different countries;

- gain a deeper understanding of development finance and the impact of the work ADB does; and

- contribute to ADB's business through research outputs.


Qualifications: Internship candidates must:

- be enrolled in a Master's- or PhD-level program at a school in one of the ADB member nations, both prior to and after the internship assignment;

- be engaged in academic study in a field directly related to ADB's work;

- be a national of one of ADB's members;

- possess an excellent command of English; and

have professional experience relevant to the assignment.


Wage:  Stipend is provided to all interns according to the location of internships up to 56 calendar days. Interns may choose to work beyond 56 calendar days in agreement with the designated supervisors, but without stipend. Exception to receiving stipend would be interns who fall under the special arrangement category between select schools and ADB.


Application process: Eligible candidates apply through the ADB Career and Employment System (ACES).

- ADB announces the assignments on the website and candidates choose assignments of interest.

- Candidates apply through ACES, prepare for their CVs and answer the essay questions.

- All documents (CV and essay) are uploaded to ACES to complete application.

- ADB evaluates applications based on: eligibility requirements, relevance of academic study and work experience; and the level of interest and motivation to contribute to development work. ADB also considers institutional representation, gender, and nationality balance in the over-all intern selection process.


Useful links:

Internship link

ADB Website


Contact information:

6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City 1550, Metro Manila,


Tel +63 2 6324444


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BHMS, BUSINESS AND HOTEL MANAGEMENT SCHOOL located in the heart of Luzern, is a member of the Bénédict Switzerland group of schools,

founded in 1928 whose mission is to provide higher education for adults with a desire to succeed. Bénédict School is one of Switzerland’s largest private

educational organizations and is educating each year more than 15,000 full- and part time students.


Internship and Placement

The hospitality industry is dynamic, demanding and full of opportunities which can shape your character and lead to a range of exciting career options. Students with passion and curiosity for the hospitality industry can benefit from BHMS’s links to the leading companies within the industry.

The hospitality industry is thriving and showing a double digit growth rate worldwide. Currently, it amounts to $6 billion annually and accounts for 10.6% or 1/10th of the world’s GNP if you include travel and tourism. Studies of the WTTC (World Travel Tourism Council) base these figures on 174 countries and estimate that this industry sector generates 221,6 million jobs. It is estimated that by the year 2015, an additional 4.6% growth rate can be expected for the tourism sector overall, offering new and exciting opportunities.

Growth and increasing customer demand makes this industry flourish. Areas such as hotel management, resort management, cruise ship management, the airline industry, private clubs and resorts and many other hospitality sectors have an increased demand for highly qualified and skilled managers that offer them exceptional and multifaceted career opportunities. The tourism industry will offer you a chance to prove your organizational skills and social competencies. Young, communicative women and men, who have a natural talent for customer care, sales and foreign languages in social settings are highly sought after. They love to travel and understand the ideal environment and optimum requirements that international clientele demands. They want to achieve their private and professional goals and know that only a good, sound education and continued, broad-based specialized training will open the doors to a successful graduate career. With BHMS and their educational partners, you will have the optimum conditions to acquire professional skills and practical experience, to develop and polish your personal profile. Thanks to its know-how and your competencies, you will be well prepared for the high demands guests make in first class service environments.

Swiss Internship

Industry training is an integral part of the study program at BHMS. The school provides one sound training assignment per year in a business that has been carefully selected and chosen as a training venue. It provides an opportunity to gain paid work experience in a Swiss hospitality venue that is known throughout the world for its value during the early stages of a career. The first assignment will be in a junior support role, where a student can practice the skills that they learned during their first six months at school. Culinarians complete their industry training in that department, whereas hospitality students complete their training in either service, housekeeping or other supportive departments. Successful students may be able to assume more responsibility and guest contact in their second year. Throughout the paid industry training period, students will have support available from BHMS. BHMS is dedicated to helping students gain the best learning opportunity possible during their industry training time. The school employs a full-time Industry Training Coordinator solely for this purpose. To use the services of this coordinator free-of- charge, students are expected to meet the requirements of the school. These are personal attitude points, classroom attendance, a minimum grade point average and good language skills. Most of the students meet these criteria. Industry training salaries in Switzerland are negotiated between the employer and the Federal Employee Union and are presently set at CHF 2’179 per month gross or CHF 2’364 p/month averaged out with part of a 13th salary, provided the student completes the work contract satisfactorily. From this salary, students may have to pay for their room and board and taxes. The average net income per month is between CHF 1’200 to CHF 1’400.


Employability after Graduation

How do I find employment in an international hotel or hospitality venue? This is a question every graduate asks. Professional BHMS staff are always ready to help and assist you in this regard. In cooperation with our Masterworks Career Center - Switzerland, BHMS is here to help you find a position in a leading hotel or tourism venue. Through extensive, personal  contacts with top executives, the team will assist and mediate for you and help you to navigate through the complex and demanding recruitment process. Nothing should then stand in your way.

This service includes document preparation, help with industrial profiling questions, telephone and video-conferencing skills as well as assistance with various visa application processes.

BHMS is represented at various international recruitment fairs. These offer our graduates the perfect platform from which to launch their careers.




- Egerton Grey County House, Cardiff, UK

- Mandarin Oriental, Sanya, China

- Soho Grand Hotel, New York City, USA

- Tribeca Grand Hotel, New York City, USA

- Bacara Resort & Spa, Santa Barbara, California, USA

- Ventana Inn & Spa, Big Sur, California, USA

- Conrad Miami, Florida, USA

- Marriott Harbour Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

- Resort Quest, Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA

- Loews Miami Beach Hotel, Florida, USA

- Windsor Court Hotel, New Orleans, USA

- Miraval, Catalina, Arizona, USA

- Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel, Nashville, Texas, USA

Useful contacts:

For further information please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Useful links:

BHMS Homepage

Related BHMS articles


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 UN Women Training Centre offers the opportunity to attend an internship about training for gender equality. Apply now!


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Organization: UN Women is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide. UN Women supports UN Member States as they set global standards for achieving gender equality, and works with governments and civil society to design laws, policies, programmes and services needed to ensure that the standards are effectively implemented and truly benefit women and girls worldwide. It works globally to make the vision of the Sustainable Development Goals a reality for women and girls and stands behind women’s equal participation in all aspects of life, focusing on five priority areas:

- increasing women’s leadership and participation

- ending violence against women

- engaging women in all aspects of peace and security processes

- enhancing women’s economic empowerment

- and making gender equality central to national development planning and budgeting


Duty Station: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic


Open To: Everyone who is interested in


Timeframe: Not specified


Deadline: 19/12/2017


Job description: UN Women Training Centre offers the opportunity to attend an internship about training for gender equality. The UN Women Training Centre (TC) is dedicated to supporting the UN and other stakeholders to realize commitments to gender equality, women's empowerment and women's rights through transformative training and learning. Its mission is to become the leading UN Centre that contributes, through training for gender equality: to building a society that respects and promotes human rights for all women and men; support the Training Centre in course content development, course implementation and management; gather relevant data and information to prepare for course development; support the organization of and follow up to Quality Assurance processes; support the development of training programmes, materials, toolkits and user manuals; support the development of new online tools, surveys and other pilot projects; support the design, development, and implementation of training courses; provide administrative support to course management; support gathering and analysis of information for course evaluation and preparation of reports; provide inputs for the preparation of annual work plans for training/capacity development



Education: enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent); enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor's level or equivalent); have studies in Gender, Social Sciences, International Development, or other similar subjects at the university level; have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation

Experience: experience in training for gender equality; gender and development; gender studies or the like. Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, good knowledge and experience in supporting web-based management systems; experience in working in a web-based environment

Language: excellent written and spoken English is required; working knowledge of other UN Official languages is an asset

Wage:  UN Women will not pay for the internship


Application process: Once the candidate has been selected, the following additional documents need to be submitted: letter of enrollment from school or proof of (Master's Programme) graduation if within less than one year, scanned visa document/scanned passport document if no visa is required, scanned medical insurance document. Selected applicants must provide the signed internship application, two letters of recommendation, and proof of health insurance and school enrollment, passport, and visa (if applicable)


Useful links:

Internship link

Un Women website


Contact information:


Street address

220 East 42nd Street

New York, NY 10017


Mailing address

UN Women

405 East 42nd Street

New York, NY 10017

United States

Tel: +1 646 781-4400

Fax: +1 646 781-4444


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Are you ready to change investor and company practices? Ceres offers an internship in human rights and equitable workplaces in Boston!


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Organization: Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization working with the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy. It was founded in 1989 in Boston, MA. Through powerful networks and advocacy, Ceres tackles the world’s biggest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and human rights abuses.
Ceres is transforming the economy to build a sustainable future for people and the planet and its activities include: advance leading practices that ramp up global investments in clean energy and sustainable food and water, set the highest bar for sustainability leadership for Fortune 500 firms and other influential companies, deliver cutting-edge research and innovative tools to educate and inspire leaders across every sector of the economy to take action, mobilize investor and company leaders to advocate for stronger climate, clean energy. First published in the fall of 1989, the Ceres Principles are a 10-point code of corporate environmental ideals to be publicly endorsed by companies as an environmental mission statement or ethics. The 10 Ceres Principles are: Protection of the biosphere, Sustainable use of natural resources, Reduction and disposal of wastes, Energy conservation, Risk reduction, Safe products and services, Environmental restoration, Informing the public, Management commitment, Audits and reports water policies at the state and federal level. The NGO has two important programs: the Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR), a network of investors and financial institutions coordinated by Ceres that promotes better understanding of the financial risks and investment opportunities posed by climate change and the Business For Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (BICEP), a co-operative group of consumer facing businesses coordinated by Ceres whose primary goal is to call on the U.S. government to pass progressive energy and climate legislation.

Duty Station:  Boston


Open To: Candidates that meet the requirements


Timeframe: From January 2018 through May 2018.


Deadline: December through early January


Job description: Ceres’ interns support Program, Communications, and Development staff working with a wide variety of constituents within the Ceres network: environmental activists, investors, funders, and corporations. While providing some administrative support, interns will primarily work in one of the following areas using skills in research, project coordination, IT and communications. The intern will support Ceres’ work on the advancement of corporate human rights disclosure as a driver of improved performance, including engaging companies on the United Nations Guiding Principles (UNGP) on Business and Human Rights and scaling implementation of the UNGP Reporting Framework. Specific opportunities to support this work include:
- Researching and analyzing current corporate reporting on human rights, including investor expectations on human rights disclosure

- Researching and analyzing specific issues within the realm of corporate human rights management, such as forced labor, supplier engagement, and remediation systems
- Researching and identifying potential funding and/or project opportunities
-Preparing summary briefing documents and presentations for key project milestones.

Qualifications: The preferred candidate will possess a:  

- Familiarity with the Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability and the UN Guiding Principles

- Familiarity with corporate disclosure frameworks, such as the Global Reporting Initiative, a plus

- Demonstrated ability to take initiative, prioritize responsibilities, and work independently while being part of a team is also important


Wage:  Ceres compensates interns at a rate of $13.00 hour


Application process: In order to apply, fill the application form (see useful link) and submit the CV, a cover letter and 2 brief writing samples


Useful links:


Application Form


Contact information:

99 Chauncy Street, 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02111
Phone: (617)247-0700

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Are you graduated in law or related field? The International Development Law Organization is looking for a legal intern in Rome


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Organization: IDLO (International Development Law Organization) is the only intergovernmental organization exclusively devoted to promoting the rule of law. Governments, multilateral organizations, private foundations and the private sector support the work of the organization. It was established as an intergovernmental organization in 1988 and granted United Nations Observer status in 2001. The vision is a world where every person lives in dignity and under the rule of law. IDLO enables countries to design, reform and strengthen those laws and institutions most apt to deliver justice, dignity and economic opportunity. It does not champion law for law’s sake promoting well-functioning courts and also striving to make them accessible. Helping draft a national Constitution means giving a voice to the rural widow. The same emphasis on the end-user informs IDLO’s record on commercial law, intellectual property law, environmental law, and every other area of law, national or international. IDLO has experience working in dozens of countries, expertise in institution building and legal empowerment, a network of 2,500 experts and 47 independent alumni associations, knowledge of diverse legal systems and extensive research on rights and justice. The headquarter is in Rome, where it was first founded, and where it continues to enjoy strong support from the Italian government. The organization is  present in The Hague, a city whose hospitality connects with an unrivaled legal tradition and it is represented at the United Nations in New York and Geneva, where they help shape the debate about human rights and development.
IDLO is unique in its strong partnership with governments and civil society organizations in the global South, including legal, professional and academic bodies. To date, IDLO has concluded over 40 Memoranda of Understanding with UN agencies, governments, national and regional bodies, and educational institutions. For example, unrestricted and program revenue donors to IDLO in 2014 were: the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the European Union and the Ford Foundation and
the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED), the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID), the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (UN CBD)
UNAIDS, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and UNICEF. In June 2015 the Government of Sweden (Sida), a historic donor to IDLO, signed a new multi-year grant agreement with IDLO on unrestricted funding for the period 2015-2018.


Duty Station:  Rome


Open To: Graduate or undergraduate students in law or legal studies


Timeframe: Full-time 3 months renewable to 6 months (OGC hosts one legal intern during the fall, spring, and summer, and applications are received and
reviewed on a rolling basis).


Deadline: 29 December 2017


Job description: IDLO is looking for a legal intern in the Office of the General Counsel (OGC), that it is a dynamic generalist legal practice with the overarching aim to advance and protect the legal interests of IDLO, while mitigating risk, fostering accountability, and helping to ensure the effective and efficient operation of the Organization and its governing bodies. OGC is responsible for providing legal advice to the Director-General of IDLO, the Senior Leadership Team, the IDLO Governance bodies, and IDLO employees at its Rome headquarters as well as its branch and field offices. OGC provides advice on matters including the negotiation and conclusion of headquarters agreements, privileges and immunities, contracts, grants, and other agreements. OGC oversees local counsel in more than a dozen field locations and provides guidance on HR matters and disputes, including the negotiation, settlement, arbitration, and litigation of disputes. OGC also drafts, reviews, implements, and promotes adherence to IDLO policies, regulations, rules, and practices as well as the revision, implementation of and adherence to IDLO's governance documents. Under the direct supervision of the General Counsel and OGC lawyers, the legal intern will be asked to support the Office with the following duties:

- Provide research assistance on questions of domestic and international law including interpretation of IDLO’s Privileges and Immunities, Human Resources matters, Internal Governance and other areas relating to the functions, structure, and activities of IDLO

- Assist in drafting or revising organizational governance documents, reports, regulations, policies and procedures

- Assist in drafting, reviewing, and/or amending contracts for goods and services, Memoranda of Understanding, and other agreements relating to IDLO programs and activities

- Assist in the interpretation and application of IDLO’s staff rules and regulations, the Code of Conduct, and other IDLO regulations, policies, and procedures

- Assist in monitoring compliance with IDLO’s regulations, policies, and procedures, Organization-wide

- Fulfil any administrative and/or substantive requirements of the intern’s educational institution and/or fellowship program

- Perform any other similar duties as assigned by the supervisor



-  Graduate or undergraduate level degree in law or current enrollment in graduate level legal studies

- Experience working in a legal capacity in an organization or law firm is highly desirable

- Experience working in an international environment is highly desirable

- Experience with and/or understanding of international law, contract law, and/or international organizations is desirable

- Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are required

- Any additional language proficiency, particularly in French or Spanish, would be an advantage

- Good team player, highly motivated, strong interpersonal skills, positive attitude, flexible mind, comfortable working in multicultural settings

- Demonstrated ability to work proactively and independently, including as part of a small team

- Ability to produce well drafted and analysed work product in a timely manner, exercise sound judgment, and manage and prioritize multiple assignments


Wage:  Interns receive a monthly stipend of €600


Application process: All interested applicants are encouraged to apply via website and submit a resume, cover letter, and list of references. In the cover letter, applicants should clearly indicate the time period(s) for which they are applying. Applicants may also, optionally, provide academic transcripts or letters of recommendation.


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The Permanent Court of Arbitration is offering an internship for legal training in public and private international law. What are you waiting for!? Apply now!


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Organization/Company: Established in 1899 to facilitate arbitration and other forms of dispute resolution between states, the PCA has developed into a modern, multi-faceted arbitral institution that is now perfectly situated at the juncture between public and private international law to meet the rapidly evolving dispute resolution needs of the international community.

The PCA is an intergovernmental organization dedicated to serving the international community in the field of dispute resolution. It recruits and employs staff based on the highest standards of competence, integrity, and efficiency.


Duty Station: The Hague, Netherlands


Open to: Recently graduated law school with top marks. However, applications are also accepted from law students who are entering their final year of law school, as well as recent graduates who have some professional experience or are engaging in advanced law studies.


Timeframe: PCA Internships last for three months and start at the beginning of January, April, July, and October. PCA-ICCA internships also last for three months, starting in January, April, and October.   



- 1 September for Term 1, Jan-Mar

- 1 December for Term 2, Apr-Jun

- 1 March for Term 3, Jul-Sept

- 1 June for Term 4, Oct-Dec


Description: Internships are offered by the PCA to law students and recent graduates who wish to gain experience at an international arbitration institution. Internships offer a balance of legal and administrative assignments, allowing interns to gain insight into both the legal and practical aspects of international arbitration.

In addition to internships with the PCA’s International Bureau, the PCA also offers an internship in association with the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA). PCA-ICCA interns will undertake legal research, legal editing and organizational tasks, including work on ICCA publications, ICCA outreach projects (such as ICCA’s work worldwide on harmonization in the implementation of the 1958 New York Convention) and Young ICCA seminars and projects. PCA-ICCA interns do not engage in arbitration case work conducted under the auspices of the PCA.



- Successful internship candidates are usually those who have recently graduated law school with top marks. However, applications are also accepted from law students who are entering their final year of law school, as well as recent graduates who have some professional experience or are engaging in advanced law studies

- Fluency in either French or English is essential. Additional language skills are a strong advantage, especially Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish

- Candidates need not have a specialization in international dispute resolution or public international law, but should at least have demonstrated an interest in these fields


Required documents:

- A carefully written cover letter that indicates how you expect to benefit from the program, how you can contribute to the PCA and a brief description of areas of interest and knowledge of law

- A curriculum vitae

- A letter of recommendation from a professor or senior professional

- Copies of academic transcripts (scans or photos are sufficient)

- Proof of proficiency in English or French (for non-native speakers).


How to apply: Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. indicating the desired start date in the subject line and attaching a single PDF comprising an application package with the above-mentioned documents.


Useful Information: Internships are self-funded. An intern must have adequate financial resources and health insurance for the term to be eligible.

If you are selected and you require a travel visa to take up the internship, the PCA will provide documentation in support of your application.

Although interns are not formally considered staff members of the PCA, they participate in the PCA’s activities as members of the International Bureau.


Useful links:

Link to the offer

PCA website


Contact information:

Permanent Court of Arbitration

Peace Palace

Carnegieplein 2

2517 KJ The Hague

The Netherlands

T: +31 70 302 4165

F: +31 70 302 4167

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Edited by Ruino Martina Pia


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AER is looking for an intern to work in the Secretary General’s office and enhance your knowledge


For more similar opportunities visit our section Europe


Organization: On 15 June 1985, at Louvain-la-Neuve, 47 Regions and 9 interregional organisations founded the Council of the Regions of Europe (CRE), which would later become the Assembly of European Regions in November 1987 at the second General meeting of the Regions of Europe in Brussels. In the year 1985 AER launched its first programme, Eurodyssey, designed to promote and encourage youth mobility. The creation of the Committee of the Regions (CoR) in 1994 and the Chamber of the Regions in the framework of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of Europe (CLRAE) in 1994, exemplified a victory for AER in advocating for the regions in Europe. In 1995, AER launched a campaign to promote regionalism in Europe. As a result, 300 AER members adopted in 1996 the Declaration on Regionalism in Europe immediately initializing a reference document for new and developing regions. Now the Assembly of European Regions (AER) is the largest independent network of regions in wider Europe. Bringing together more than 200 regions from 35 countries and 16 interregional organizations, AER is the political voice of its members and a forum for interregional co-operation. The present President is Magnus Berntsson from Västra Götaland (Sweden).


Duty station: Strasbourg, France


Deadline: February 20


Duration:  3 to 6 months


Target group: Students who meet the requirements


Description:  As part of the AER team you will deal with some daily organizational work required in the office of the AER Secretary General but also with public policy work. The main tasks asked will be:

– background research on policy matters

– translation and drafting of briefings, news articles

– help in the liaison with members

– help in the animation of 2 AER programmes : the Youth Regional Network and the Summer Academy


Requirements:  The ideal candidate will have a general understanding of European policies, an interest in political matters and a strong capacity in organization with the aptitude to work in a multinational team. The AER working language is English. A proficient, ideally mother tongue level of English is required. Mastering another European language would be an asset especially Spanish or German


Wage: remunerated


Application process: please send an email to Johanna Pacevicius at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in which you intro­duce your­self, together with your CV in English and a short motivation letter


Useful information: For all internships within the AER, a contract must be signed by the AER and the student’s home University/School/Institute. Please note that this is compulsory. The internship is remunerated according to the legal requirements but the student meets his/her travel and living costs


Useful links:


AER Homepage


Edited by Roberta Libro

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