The Center for International Legal Cooperation is looking for an intern (24 to 32 hours/week)
Center for International Legal Cooperation (CILC)
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The Center for International Legal Cooperation (CILC) is looking for an intern to join us at our headquarters in The Hague. The duration of the internship is approximately 6 months for 3 to 4 working days per week (depending on availability of the selected candidate).
CILC is a not-for-profit organisation with a mission to develop and implement capacity building projects supporting the rule of law in developing countries and countries in transition. We strive to create bridges between knowledge centers and have strong working relationships in Dutch and international academia and practice. Our work currently spans dozens of countries in Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

As an intern, you will assist with a variety of tasks:

Primary tasks:
- Extracting and mapping project outcomes from documents, reports and activities and updating findings in relevant project references;
- Updating project documents on the internal information management system (FileLinx); and
- Updating the internal expert database.

Secondary tasks:
- Acquisition (writing general texts for proposals; doing background research; searching for and contacting experts; updating references); and
- Project implementation (assisting in the implementation of training and study visits; administrative tasks including booking flights and hotels; editing reports and online news items)




Candidates for this internship will be:

·         A Bachelor or Master student in a related topic (international law; political science; European studies; international relations, international business management etc.);

·         IT and database management savvy, preferably with experience in using information management systems;

·         Strong attention to detail and quality;

·         Fast-learner and pro-active;

·         Highly motivated and can think out-of-the-box;

·         Has a capability to work autonomously, willingness to work flexibly to meet tight deadlines and to receive tasks from various persons;

·         Has strong interpersonal, intercultural and organisational skills; and

·         Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

CILC offers an informal and at the same time professionally challenging work environment. We offer the opportunity to work with people who really care about the work they do and this is highlighted by the fact that we work on some of the highest profile and most intellectually challenging rule of law related projects.

You will be part of our team and will get the chance to work independently and be responsible for your own results. You will gain experience in:

             understanding international rule of law cooperation;

             working with different donor agencies and CILC’s (inter)national partners and experts; and

             project management of public procurement projects.


You will get an internship compensation in line with the regulations of the Netherlands higher education system. Interns will receive a gross monthly stipend of between pro rata €227 and €454 depending on Bachelor or Master degree (fulltime). Additional costs such as housing, travel, living expenses and medical insurance must be borne by the intern.


Interested? Send your CV and a 300-word motivation letter to: Application deadline is 1 March 2017. You will be contacted by us in case we would like to invite you for an interview.

Please confirm that you are eligible to work in the Netherlands without restrictions. Note that documents
written in a language other than English will not be considered.

Please note that due to the high volume of applications received, we are only able to contact shortlisted
candidates. Therefore, please do not call us after you have submitted your application.

CILC is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without
regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, colour or any other protected class.



Contact Person
Ela Goksun
Center for International Legal Cooperation (CILC)