Monday, 18 April 2016
Paid Internship – EU Aarhus Centre
ClientEarth founded 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.
The internship is focused primarily in supporting the work undertaken across the EU by our EU Aarhus Centre team. The intern will be an integral member of the team and will conduct legal and policy research, will assist with communications, funding applications and reporting.
More broadly, you will join our staff in regular learning and development events, and be given full support in developing the skills needed to thrive in a professional environment. You will have the opportunity to tailor your drafting skills for a variety of audiences, and receive regular and constructive feedback/guidance on your work.
ClientEarth is a public interest environmental law group founded in 2007, and we bring together law, science and policy to create practical solutions to key environmental challenges. You will be joining an organisation of 90-strong staff, including legal experts qualified in more than ten jurisdictions based across offices in London, Brussels and Warsaw and with lawyers in Ghana, Gabon and Congo Brazzaville. Working in partnership with civil society and policy-makers, we are committed to securing the rights of citizens and civil society to participation, information and justice in environmental matters. Our programmes cover democracy, wildlife, oceans, forests, energy, climate change, business and health.
For more information about this internship and for instructions on how to apply please visit our websitehttp://www.dev.clientearth.org/opportunities/internship-eu-aarhus-centre/.
[Reimbursement: the internship is paid, according to the legal framework in Belgium of the "Convention d' Immersion Professionelle"]
[Deadline for applications: 13th of May 2016]