The Academy of European Law was established in 1992 at the initiative of the European Parliament to provide professional training and a forum for debate for legal practitioners in European law. It is based in Trier, Germany, just over the border from the EU’s judicial capital in Luxembourg. It organises training events and conferences across Europe and online, produces a wide range of e-learning programmes and publishes a quarterly Journal. It is a public foundation of which all EU Member States as well as the UK are patrons. The Academy’s 75 employees include nearly 20 lawyers of different nationalities, as well as communications, technical and logistical staff. It has a purpose-built conference centre in the ancient city of Trier in the heart of Germany’s Mosel wine region. Luxembourg, France and Belgium are literally next- door.
Academic/educational institution, Financial institution, Other, what?: Public foundation
The internships will be based in the programme department (organising training for judges, lawyers and other legal practitioners in European law) and the corporate communications department (marketing to the legal professions and/or developing online content). The interns will assist with the organisation of one or more conferences, training courses or elearning projects, depending on the start date and duration of the internship. This will include desk-based research, practical support and the opportunity to meet some of the leading specialists in European law. The interns should also be prepared to help with other tasks depending on the Academy’s needs at the time of the internship, for example proof-reading, drafting or support for market research. The internships will be supervised by the Academy’s human resources unit. The interns will be expected to report directly to one of ERA’s international team of lawyers or a member of the Management Board.
EUR 350.00 per month
Competition and Economic Law - General
Constitutional Law - General
Criminal Law - General
Environmental Law - General
Human Rights Law - General
Public International Law - General
English - Fluent
The four internships offered are attached to each of the following departments/sections. Candidates with an interest in one of the mentioned focus areas are particularly encouraged to apply:
- European Business Law Section (focus on competition law)
- European Criminal Law Section (focus on criminal Justice, anti-money laundering,
white-collar crime or counterterrorism)
- European Public Law Section (focus on EU institutional law, human rights,
environmental law, asylum and immigration law or data protection)
- Corporate Communications Department (focus on marketing, social media, public
relations or online content development)
Candidates should indicate in which department/section they would like to do an internship and demonstrate the relevance of their studies and interests for the respective area of legal practice.