Legal Internship

The Humanity Hub is a not-for-profit foundation that supports and strengthens the Hague ecosystem for a more peaceful and just world. We facilitate collaboration and innovation by offering the necessary ingredients for chance encounters, inspirational collaborations, and the exchange of knowledge. The Hub is both an actively managed community and two beautifully designed spaces in The Hague where professionals can connect and collaborate, work, and hold events.  

Our growing community is active in a wide range of fields such as peacebuilding, justice innovation, education, humanitarian action, climate action, and development aid, and ranging from non-profit to for profit, start-ups to scale-ups, small local to large international organizations and academia. The Humanity Hub recently became an SDG House with the purpose to connect and support collaboration between diverse actors working on international impact to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.  

What we do: 

The Hub is opening a legal intern vacancy to support the entity and its legal department in its daily tasks. The intern will assist the legal team and under the supervision of the Head of General Legal Counsel. This role is fulfilled by our legal partner MQM legal services.  

So, are you a student in a law programme? If you are, and if you meet the following description, please send both of your CV and motivation letter to info@mqmlegal.com 

Main Job Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Perform legal and factual research, including but not limited to the Dutch and EU jurisdiction 
  • Perform records research 
  • Identify relevant judicial decisions, statutes, legal articles, codes, and other pertinent material 
  • Organize and analyze information 
  • Cross-check and validate the information 
  • Prepare written reports 
  • Draft legal documents including briefs, pleadings, appeals, agreements, contracts, and legal memorandum 
  • Help prepare legal arguments, applications, declarations, and motions 
  • Prepare correspondence 
  • Check and edit legal forms and documents for accuracy 
  • Build and maintain databases and files 
  • Organize and track case files 
  • Review and monitor new and updated laws and regulations 
  • Maintain law library 
  • Occasionally assist legal counsel on other clients (time permitting) 

Requirements 

  • Bachelors degree (from the fourth year on, including the Master degree), an associates degree, or certificate program in legal or paralegal studies  
  • Skills in Microsoft Office application, in particular Outlook, Teams, and Excel 
  • Able to conduct communication in both Dutch and English, fluently and professionally
  • Available for at least 5 months full time for this internship 
  • Affinity with the mission and role of the Humanity Hub 
  • Professional integrity and professional ethics 

Note: Near native Dutch is required to apply.

Key Skills and Competencies 

  • Research & analytical skills 
  • Critical thinking skills 
  • Planning and organizing 
  • Information monitoring 
  • Strong communication skills 
  • Stress tolerance 
  • Attention to detail and accuracy 
  • Confidentiality 
  • Teamwork 
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to the changes of the priorities 
  • Autonomy, sense of initiative, and proactivity 

Benefits 

  • Practical experience with real legal cases 
  • Shadowing, mentoring, and training opportunities with experienced, knowledgeable professionals 
  • Opportunity to expand your network by organizing and participating in events attended by a wide range of industry professionals  
  • Flexible schedule for students