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Friday, 29 April 2016
Become Intern at EU Aarhus Centre in Brussels
Deadline: 13 May 2016
Open to: holders of a degree in EU law (essential), Master Level
Remuneration: paid according to the Belgian framework of “Convention
the EU Aarhus Centre in Brussels. The Centre’s activities aiming at
ensuring the compliance of the EU and its institutions with the Aarhus
Convention are structured around four main streams: (1) ensuring a transparency
framework through progressive EU legislations integrating Aarhus principles;
(2) pursuing legal and institutional advocacy to change institutions behaviour
and practice towards Aarhus rights; (3) assisting civil society organizations
and individual citizens with their requests for documents, participation in
decision making and access to EU Courts and (4) organizing events, trainings
and disseminating information about Aarhus rights to stakeholders.
Reviewing legal cases and providing case summaries and legal
updates to the team;
Helping draft ClientEarth legal briefings and other external
Helping to foster effective relationships with key partners
(for example in the European Parliament, Member States, industry, other NGOs),
including preparing presentations on relevant legal issues and providing legal
Monitoring political developments at EU, international and
national levels in the development of the legislative framework implementing
the Aarhus Convention and which are relevant to the work of the team;
Producing briefing notes for staff on the basis of guided
but independent research;
Coordinate with the Communications team to maintain relevant
web pages, as well as to disseminate timely updates via blogs, press releases
and social media outlets;
Liaise with external partners, organisations and individuals
as required by the projects within the Aarhus team
Edit, format and proof-read documents;
Although you will be mainly supporting the work of this
specific programme you might be required occasionally to provide ad hoc support
to other programmes or organisational processes.
A degree in EU law (essential), Master Level (desirable);
Strong legal research skills (essential);
Experience of working in a not-for-profit organisation or
legal environment (desirable);
An interest in environmental issues (desirable).
Excellent written and oral communication skills – ability to
communicate new and complex concepts logically and effectively (essential);
Fluent in English and another European language (essential);
Ability to approach problems creatively and critically to
help identify solutions (essential);
Reliable and committed team member with strong interpersonal
Ability to adapt language, both oral and written, to
different audiences (essential);
Experience of responding to competing deadlines and managing
multiple tasks and priorities within a working environment (desirable);
Ability to execute work independently and take the
initiative when required (desirable);
Core IT skills -Able able to use MS Office, Internet,
databases, teleconferencing and social media (desirable).
The internship is paid according to the Belgian legal
framework of “Convention d’Immersion Professionelle”.
The interns will have to commit to this internship on a full
time basis (37.5 hours per week). However, when this is not possible, a
minimum of 3 days per week for at least 5 months commitment is
required for the specific role.
How to apply?
Please send us your CV along with the completed internship form and equality monitoring form. This
form will be separated from your application and will only be used for
monitoring purposes by ClientEarth’s HR team.
Please include “EU Aarhus Centre intern – Brussels” in the
email subject line, and identify the documents you are sending by including
“[your name] internship form” and “[your name] CV” in the file name. Please
don’t put your name on the equality monitoring form.