The ELI Secretariat is looking for interns!


A paid internship at the ELI Secretariat in Vienna is available from May/June to September/October 2017 (4 months).

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 in the final stages of his/her legal 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.

The interns will have the opportunity to work with staff at the Secretariat on a number of tasks, including the organisation and running of the 2017 Annual Conference and General Assembly taking place from 6-8 September in Vienna, Austria, which will bring together around 350 participants and will be attended by renowned legal experts from across Europe and beyond.

Your tasks:

  • Involvement in preparation and post-production of the 2017 Annual Conference and General Assembly (e.g. liaising with speakers, PR activities, writing reports, compiling conference materials, drafting invitations)
  • Involvement in preparation of various smaller Conferences
  • Assisting the Project Officers in the coordination of ongoing ELI projects
  • Assisting the Secretariat in providing support to the ELI Special Interest Groups
  • Helping produce the regular Newsletter
  • Contributing to the administration of the ELI website and social media sites (e.g Twitter, LinkedIn)

We are looking for:

  • A law graduate or a student of law (or a closely-related field) 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 project- or event management and/or work experience in international organisations are beneficial, but not required

The intern will receive 500 EUR (gross) per month in remuneration.

Should you be interested, please submit a CV and cover letter to by no later than 14 April 2017.

About the ELI:

The European Law Institute, founded in June 2011, aims to improve the quality of European law. It seeks to initiate, conduct and facilitate research, to make recommendations, and to provide practical guidance in the field of European legal development. With its Secretariat hosted by the University of Vienna, the ELI has over 1000 individual members and over 80 institutional members, including several Supreme Courts, university faculties, law firms and international institutions such as the European Parliament.