Legal Intern

“an opportunity to gain experience in providing legal support and learning the ropes in an international NGO”

3 days a week for a period of 5-6 months

Your Challenge

You are interested in working in an international organization and are eager to learn. You are enthusiastic and result driven. You have great analytical skills and the ability to conduct comprehensive legal research on a range of issues, proficiency in legal writing and ability to prepare legal briefs and memos.

As an intern, you support the legal advisor and legal support officer on a wide range of legal issues. The legal advisor is part of the Governance & Organisational Development (GOOD) team and responsible for all legal issues within War Child. You will work under the guidance and supervision of the legal support officer.

Your responsibilities

  • Assist the legal team in the management of contracts, policy documents and corporate documentation
  • Assist the legal team in providing internal (home office and international offices) legal advice in the review and revision of contracts
  • Provide support and legal answers on day-to-day issues with regard to a variety of legal subjects such as data protection, intellectual property law, counter-terrorism legislation
  • Support the new legal design of the organisation following the transition into a Global Shared Platform
  • Perform various administrative and supporting activities (e.g. file, legalize, print, scan, copy and archive legal documents/contacts).

Your profile

  • You are an academic Masters student, preferably in Dutch private law, with a specialization in corporate or contractual law
  • You are enrolled in a Dutch higher education institute for the whole duration of the internship
  • Able to conduct comprehensive legal research on a range of issues
  • Proficient in legal writing and able to prepare legal briefs and memos
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in Dutch and English. French, Arabic and/or Spanish languages are an added benefit
  • Hands-on and accurate
  • Independent and quick learner
  • Open to a multi-cultural work environment
  • Affinity with War Child’s work
  • Based in the Netherlands, available for a minimum of 3 days per week working at the War Child office in Amsterdam and remotely
  • Available to start end of June/ beginning of July 2023 (or after the summer school holidays) for a period of 5-6 months.

Our organisation

War Child is a dynamic and inclusive organisation. We try to keep an informal ambiance within our office and in our remote work, with a lot of room for creativity, inspiration and self-initiative from employees. We practice what we preach: dynamic, innovative, integrity focused, and a drive to reach the highest possible results against the lowest possible costs. War Child Holland offers a challenging assignment in an inspiring work environment.

Our conditions

We are looking for a Legal Intern who will join GOOD Team from for a period of 5-6 months (a shorter period is possible) starting end of June/ beginning of July 2023 or after the school summer holidays. As intern in War Child you can count on an interesting internship, with an opportunity to learn a lot. Of course you will get guidance, but also freedom to work out your ideas. As per War Child Intern Policy, your fee will be €200 gross per month (based on 5 days). Travel costs will be reimbursed.

Please note that War Child interns need to be registered students at a Dutch educational institution. This is a hard requirement. Students must be enrolled for the duration of their internship. Please note that this internship does not suit students who are in their thesis writing semesters.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to apply no later than 05 June 2023 by submitting their CV (English, max 2 pages) and cover letter outlining the skills and knowledge you might bring and your motivation for this post, here:

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War Child is committed to humanitarian values, standards and norms and we expect the same from job applicants. War Child is especially committed to safeguarding the children and youth we support and doesn’t tolerate any form of abuse. Because we want to prevent and deter any actions that place children and youth at risk, conduct references are an important part of our recruitment procedure. As part of the selection process, War Child will request standardized references in accordance with the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme and a recent Criminal Records statement.

Equal opportunity

War Child has a dream that every child lives in peace - no matter who or where they are. That’s why we pride ourselves on being an equal opportunity employer. We promote diversity and belonging in everything we do and select our potential new colleagues without regard to gender, race, colour, religion, nationality, disability, age or sexual orientation.

Application process

To ensure that we spend as much of our resources on the support of children and youth, War Child needs to operate as efficiently as possible. This means we can only process job applications received through our websites.

If we appoint a suitable candidate before the given closing date, the vacancy will be removed from our websites. In this case, any responses received after removal will not be processed. Sometimes the closing date of a vacancy is extended. If so, and you have not yet heard from us, your application will remain active.