Legal Internship Position (UK Law)

Legal Internship Position (UK Law)

HCLA is a network of professionals consisting of individuals, institutions, and law firms across a wide range of disciplines. HCLA offers legal and arbitration services and organizes courses, conferences, and workshops in international business law, trade & investment, international arbitration, due diligence, and risk management.

HCLA is currently offering a legal internship for young lawyers and law graduates who aspire to work on international cases and related issues under the supervision of HCLA members.

A selected candidate, based on the level of legal knowledge and experience, will be involved in all aspects of the work done by HCLA, including, but not limited to:

  • Support and coordination of arbitration and litigation proceedings
  • Conducting research on various topics of private international law and business
  • Drafting legal notices, commercial agreements, and case/agreement summaries
  • Conducting KYC/due diligence reviews
  • Assisting HCLA attorneys and experts with their day-to-day tasks
  • Handling client communications and attending meetings
  • Preparing related content for the HCLA website and social media


  1. Applicants must hold an LLM degree from a well-regarded law school, have excellent academic records, and have a demonstrated area of interest in private international law, information technology law, international arbitration, intellectual property law, and/or international business law.
  2. Applicants must have at least 1 year of related work experience.
  3. Applicants must have proven knowledge of the common law system, particularly UK law and jurisprudence.
  4. Applicants must be fluent in English (Native or C2) and have excellent written, oral, analytical, and communication skills. Proficiency in Dutch, French or German is an advantage.
  5. Candidates must be familiar with office software, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Skills in matters related to AI, smart contracts, and blockchain will be considered an asset.
  6. Applicants must be EU citizens or have a Dutch residence & work permit valid for at least one year.
  7. The HCLA office is located in The Hague, so applicants must be able to work weekdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm in the office.

Duration and payment

  1. The duration of the position may vary from 3 to 6 months, with a minimum of 30 hours per week.
  2. The intern’s duties and remuneration will be determined by the HCLA in accordance with relevant Dutch law and may vary depending on the applicant’s skills and professional experience.
  3. Selected applicants are responsible for meeting their immigration requirements, arranging their travel, accommodation and obtaining personal insurance coverage.

Interested candidates are invited to send their CV andletter of intent to [email protected], or apply through LinkedIn,no later than 14 November 2021. Please write “HCLA-Internship 2021/2022” as the subject of your email.