Fall student internship application 24hrs/week (October-February)
17 June 2024

Fall student internship application 24hrs/week (October-February)

Do you want to make a difference for endangered lawyers standing up for the rights of others? Do you want to learn how an NGO works and build a network with lawyers from small and large firms? And do you want to do that in a young, dynamic and enthusiastic team with projects with an international focus? Then read on!

Lawyers for Lawyers (L4L) stands up for lawyers’ whose right to practice their profession free from unfair interference has been violated. We help lawyers to perform their duties as guardians of the rule of law freely and independently and are committed to preventing or ending prosecution of lawyers. L4L consists of a strong board, a small office and a network of about 70 lawyers in the Netherlands (divided into focus groups focusing on certain countries/parts of the world), who voluntarily stand up for more than 150 colleagues around the world.

What will you do?

As an intern, you will collaborate on various projects within our focus groups and provide essential support to facilitate their activities:

  • Preparing and attending focus group meetings (plans, minutes, action points);
  • Conducting research on the position of lawyers and establishing and expanding our network in the focus country;
  • Following up on what was agreed in the focus group meeting, including drafting letters, updating country pages and collaborating on contributions to the UN;
  • Speaking to lawyers from abroad in the Netherlands and putting them in touch with our network if required.

What do we ask of you?

  • You have an affinity with the work and mission of Lawyers for Lawyers;
  • You are eager to learn, result-oriented, analytical and can work independently;
  • You enjoy doing research and analysing data;
  • You have experience in organising events and can plan well;
  • You are attending university (or doing a gap year), preferably in the field of international public law/human rights;
  • You have good (business) writing skills in English;
  • Knowledge of a third language such as French, Spanish, Russian or Arabic is appreciated;
  • Prior knowledge of the subjects is not required, interest of course is!

What do we offer you?

  • The chance to contribute to an important international project, which is valuable for the organisation and has a positive impact on the world;
  • The chance to familiarise yourself with practical tools and policies within NGOs;
  • The chance to establish contacts with different lawyers and law firms;
  • The freedom to work independently;
  • A friendly team with an informal atmosphere;
  • Good supervision in which we actively coach you;
  • You will receive an internship-fee.


Does this internship appeal to you? You can start from 1st October 2024 for 4 months (till 1st February 2025) for 24 hours a week. You will work from our office in Amsterdam.

Please apply by sending your CV, motivation letter, and the contact details of 1 or 2 academic or professional references, all in 1 PDF per email to t.fiechter@lawyersforlawyers.nl before 31st July 2024, with ‘Application Fall Internship – LAST NAME’ as subject.

The next stages of the selection procedure will include a written assignment and an in-person interview in the last week of August (Week of 26 August).

You can also contact us with any questions about the vacancy.

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