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The HCCH offers:

 

Legal Internships (The Hague)

The application period for legal internships at the Permanent Bureau in The Hague has now closed. The application period for legal internships starting from July 2020 will open in due course.

Application Requirements
Prospective applicants should submit the following documentation: 

  1. a completed application form
  2. a letter of motivation (two pages maximum)
  3. a curriculum vitae (CV)
  4. a transcript of academic records or statement of academic results
  5. an academic writing sample (an excerpt of any of your essay or paper in either English or French)
  6. at least one letter of recommendation

Complete applications should be submitted by e-mail to < internships@hcch.net > before 18:00 (CEST), Monday 30 September 2019 with the subject line: “[FAMILY NAME] [First name] – Legal internship application”. 

Please note, all documents should be saved in PDF format and named as follows:

[FAMILY NAME] [First name] _ [Document Number] _ [Document Name]

E.g.: SMITH John_1_Application form

Incomplete applications and those submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

Shortly after the closing of the application period, shortlisted candidates will be contacted to participate in a telephone interview to assess their motivations and language ability.

 

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Purpose
The Permanent Bureau of the HCCH seeks legal interns to assist HCCH staff members in the discharge of their duties and in their day-to-day work. It is also a great opportunity for students who, in the context of their degree studies or their doctoral research, wish to gain practical educational work experience, to deepen their knowledge of private international law, and to understand the HCCH functions.

Period for Internships
The Permanent Bureau is of the HCCH is seeking legal interns for the period January to July 2020.

Duration of Internships
The duration of an HCCH internship is generally three to six months. Please note that only applications for full-time internships (five days per week) will be considered. 

Language requirements
The intern should speak at least one of the two official languages of the HCCH, English and French. Knowledge of the other official language is an asset. Knowledge of any other languages may also be an advantage.

Duties of the intern
Interns are, among other tasks, required to:

  • carry out research on particular points of private international law and/or comparative law, relevant to the operation of existing HCCH Conventions or to the future work of the HCCH;
  • take part in the preparation of HCCH meetings (e.g., Council on General Affairs and Policy, Working/Expert Groups, Special Commissions, Diplomatic Sessions);
  • contribute to the promotion of the HCCH and its work, assisting with the preparation of presentations and collection of other information according to the needs of the staff of the Permanent Bureau.

In keeping with the role of the Permanent Bureau as the HCCH secretariat, applicants should bear in mind that the nature of the work assigned will generally be a combination of both legal and administrative work.

Remuneration
Internships offered by the Permanent Bureau are not remunerated. Successful applicants are responsible for their travel costs and expenses for the duration of the internship.

Successful applicants are encouraged to investigate available funding within their university or from other public and private organisations (e.g., scholarships or internship placement programmes offered through their university, grants from research foundations, etc.).

Accommodation
The Permanent Bureau is not able to provide accommodation for interns, but successful applicants will be provided with a document from the Permanent Bureau with useful tips for finding accommodation in The Hague. Please note that successful applicants will be required, upon arrival, to provide an address for the purposes of registration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Insurance
Interns must be covered by adequate insurance for the duration of the internship and will be asked to provide proof of this upon arrival at the Permanent Bureau. The chosen insurance policy must, at minimum, cover medical and hospital expenses, as well as the cost of repatriation to the country of residence.

Internship Policy and Confidentiality
Interns are bound by the HCCH Internship Policy, a copy of which will be made available to them prior to the commencement of the internship. Successful applicants will also be required to sign a confidentiality agreement.

 

 


Editorial and Publication Internship 

The application period is now open for three- to six-month Editorial and Publication internships at the Permanent Bureau in The Hague, from September 2019 onwards.  


Qualifications 

  • Experience in and knowledge of publishing software (e.g. Scribus), or capacity to quickly learn and handle publishing software 
  • Excellent drafting skills in English or French 
  • Publishing knowledge is an asset 
  • Strong experience with full Microsoft Office environment (e.g. developing/updating templates) 
  • Ability to multi-task in a timely and efficient manner 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment 

Applications Requirements 

  • Prospective applicants should submit the following documentation:  
  • a letter of motivation (two pages maximum) 
  • a curriculum vitae (CV) 
  • a transcript of academic records or statement of academic results 
  • contact details for one reference 
  • a sample of editorial or publication work.  

Complete applications should be submitted by e-mail to < internships@hcch.net> with the mention “ [FAMILY NAME] [First name] – Editorial and Publishing Internship application” in the subject line. 

Please note, all documents should be saved in PDF format and named as follows: 
[FAMILY NAME] [First name] _ [Document Number] _ [Document Name] 
E.g.: SMITH John_1_letter of motivation 

Incomplete applications will not be considered. 


The Internship Committee will meet once a month. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted to perform a telephone interview to assess their motivations and language ability. 

 

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Purpose
The Permanent Bureau of the HCCH seeks Editorial and Publications Interns to assist HCCH staff members in the discharge of their duties and in their day-to-day work. It is also a great opportunity for students who, in the context of further professional development, wish to gain hands-on experience in the editorial and publications work essential to the functioning of the HCCH.

 

Duration of Internships
The duration of an HCCH internship is generally three to six months, from September 2019 onwards.  
An extension of the internship may be envisaged depending on the performance of the successful candidate and the needs of the Organisation. Please note that only applications for full-time internships (five days per week) will be considered.   

Language requirements
The intern should speak at least one of the two official languages of the HCCH, English and French. Knowledge of the other official language is an asset. Knowledge of any other languages may also be an advantage.

Duties of the intern
Under the supervision of the Publications Coordinator, the intern’s duties include: 

  • Assisting with the editorial and publications work for the 2019 Diplomatic Session 
  • Assisting with the format and layout of new publications (such as Handbooks) and publications being updated 
  • Supporting the Publications Coordinator in implementing the house style and general editing policy of the Organisation  
  • Performing light copy-editing and proofreading  
  • Performing other duties as assigned by the Publications Coordinator 

In keeping with the role of the Permanent Bureau as the HCCH secretariat, applicants should bear in mind that the nature of the work assigned will generally be a combination of editorial, publication and administrative work.

Remuneration
Internships offered by the Permanent Bureau are not remunerated. Successful applicants are responsible for their travel costs and expenses for the duration of the internship.

Successful applicants are encouraged to investigate available funding within their university or from other public and private organisations (e.g., scholarships or internship placement programmes offered through their university, grants from research foundations, etc.).

Accommodation
The Permanent Bureau is not able to provide accommodation for interns, but successful applicants will be provided with a document from the Permanent Bureau with useful tips for finding accommodation in The Hague. Please note that successful applicants will be required, upon arrival, to provide an address for the purposes of registration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Insurance
Interns must be covered by adequate insurance for the duration of the internship and will be asked to provide proof of this upon arrival at the Permanent Bureau. The chosen insurance policy must, at minimum, cover medical and hospital expenses, as well as the cost of repatriation to the country of residence.

Internship Policy and Confidentiality
Interns are bound by the HCCH Internship Policy, a copy of which will be made available to them prior to the commencement of the internship. Successful applicants will also be required to sign a confidentiality agreement.