Interns – Bookkeeping (Paid)

The ELI offers paid internships for candidates specialising in bookkeeping all year round.  

An internship at the Secretariat of the European Law Institute (ELI) is the perfect opportunity for a candidate studied bookkeeping or a student in the final stages of his/her bookkeeping studies (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. Please note that the tasks are heavily administrative.

Interns will have the opportunity to work with staff at the Secretariat on a number of tasks, including supporting the Secretariat in the invoicing of members and matters surrounding the organisation of the Annual Conference and Meetings which takes place in September in Vienna (Austria) or abroad. The Conference brings together around 400 participants and will be attended by renowned legal experts from Europe and beyond.


  • Involvement in the invoicing of members and supporting the Secretariat with processing and filing payments
  • Involvement in the financial aspects of the preparation and post-production of the Annual Conference and Meetings
  • Involvement in the financial aspects of the preparation of various smaller conferences
  • Assisting the Administrative Officer in the administrative coordination of finances and membership matters
  • Assisting the Secretariat in providing general administrative support
  • Helping produce the regular Newsletter
  • Contributing to the administration of the ELI website and social media sites (eg Twitter, LinkedIn)


We Are Looking For

  • A bookkeeping graduate or a student of the same (or in closely-related fields) in the final stages of studies
  • Excellent knowledge of English (other languages will be an asset)
  • Enthusiasm, reliability and an ability to work independently
  • Excellent computer skills (knowledge of specialised programmes such as InDesign or Photoshop will be an asset)
  • Experiences in the management of membership databases, project or event management and/or work experience in international organisations are beneficial, but not required


Paid interns receive EUR 500 (gross) per month in remuneration and full health insurance benefits. Should you be interested, please submit a CV and cover letter to the Secretariat.

If you would like the ELI to keep your personal data for future vacancies, please indicate this information clearly in your application documents. Your file will be stored for a maximum period of two years. During that time, you will have the right to access, rectify, seek erasure or restrict the processing of your personal data in accordance with the GDPR as well as a right to data portability. To exercise any of those rights, kindly contact the ELI Secretariat. Should you believe that any of your rights under the GDPR have been infringed, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Austrian Data Protection Agency (