The European Law Institute (ELI) is an independent non-profit organisation established to initiate, conduct and facilitate research, make recommendations and provide practical guidance in the field of European legal development. Building on the wealth of diverse legal traditions, its mission is the quest for better law-making in Europe and the enhancement of European legal integration. By its endeavours, the ELI seeks to contribute to the formation of a more vigorous European legal community, integrating the achievements of the various legal cultures, endorsing the value of comparative knowledge, and taking a genuinely pan-European perspective. As such its work covers all branches of the law: substantive and procedural; private and public. Among ELI’s core tasks are: to evaluate and stimulate the development of EU law, legal policy and practice, and in particular to make proposals for the further development of the acquis and for the enhancement of EU law implementation.
Non-governmental organisation (NGO)
An internship at the Secretariat of the European Law Institute (ELI) is the perfect opportunity for a candidate with a completed law degree or a student enrolled in a law programme (or a closely related field) to gain insight into the management of an international organisation which works towards the improvement of law-making across Europe.
Interns will have the opportunity to work with staff at the Secretariat on a number of tasks, including the organisation and running of the Annual Conference, which will take place in Vienna (Austria) or online from 6–8 September 2021, mindful of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Conference brings together around 400 participants and will be attended by renowned legal experts from Europe and beyond.
EUR 440 per month
Civil Law and Procedure - General
Criminal Law and Procedure - General
English - Fluent
Strong legal academic performance is a must. Additionally, excellent computer skills
and knowledge of specialised programmes such as InDesign and Photoshop will be an asset.