Rechtsreferendariat / Legal Clerkship
Application Closing Date -
Job Start Date - As soon as possible
Duration - depending on the requirements of the Rechtsreferendariat / legal clerkship
Location - Berlin, Germany
Transparency International (TI) is the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption. In collaboration with more than 100 chapters worldwide and an international secretariat based in Berlin, Germany, TI raises awareness of the damaging effects of corruption and works with partners in government, business and civil society to develop and implement effective measures to tackle it.
For the Specialist Advisors Team of the Transparency International Secretariat in Berlin, we are continuously seeking legal clerks (“Rechtsreferendare”) wishing to complete the elective station (“Wahlstation”) of their legal studies in Germany in an NGO setting. The legal clerkship offers the opportunity to gain direct exposure to the work of a leading anti-corruption non-governmental organization. It aims at complementing legal studies with practical experience in various aspects of legal work in the context of anti-corruption.
The type of tasks legal clerks are offered depends on TI requirements as well as the focus areas and interests of the legal clerk. Legal clerks are involved in, for instance, research of legal corruption issues; communication and liaising with both internal and external stakeholders; dealing with contracts, libel checks, trademarks, labour law and data protection and other activities.
In addition to a keen interest in NGO work, ideal candidates will have excellent analytical thinking as well as strong communication, interpersonal and organisational skills. Applicants must have a very good command of English (working language of the organisation).
Qualified candidates should submit, preferably via email, a letter of motivation, indicating their availability for a legal clerkship, and CV in English to:
Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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