The Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) is seeking a:

LIBRARY ASSISTANT (8 to 16 hours per week)

With 90 Members (89 States and the European Union) representing all continents, the HCCH is a global inter-governmental organisation. A melting pot of different legal traditions, it develops and services multilateral legal instruments, which respond to global needs. Preparatory and implementation work related to HCCH Conventions involves extensive scientific research conducted by lawyers of the Permanent Bureau (PB). In this context, the PB maintains its own specialised library in the field of private international law. The library assistant plays an important role in the collection, storage and accessibility of crucial information.

Responsibilities include:

  • Scanning archives and other documents;
  • Indexing articles in the HCCH library catalogue;
  • Performing any other duties that may be called upon by the Information Manager of the PB.

Candidates should meet the following requirements:

  • Fluency in at least one of the official languages of the HCCH (English and French) and good knowledge of the other;
  • Basic knowledge of international law;
  • Basic knowledge of library services would be an asset;
  • Ability to work independently.

Students are strongly encouraged to apply.

Remuneration: Hourly rate to be determined based on experience.

Anticipated starting date: Early to mid-November 2021

Deadline for applications: 31 October 2021 (12.00 a.m. CET)

Applications: Written applications should be sent by e-mail, with Curriculum Vitae, letter of motivation and contact information for one reference, to be addressed to

The Permanent Bureau strives for gender balance and equitable geographical representation in its recruitment and hiring practices. The Permanent Bureau reserves the right not to make any appointment to this vacancy or to make an appointment with a modified job description.  


The application period for legal internships at the Permanent Bureau in The Hague has now closed. The application period for legal internships from July 2022 will open in due course. For more information see the Internships Page.