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Legal & Compliance Intern

InternshipZoetermeer, the Netherlands

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English (Fluent)

Work experience

0 to 1 years

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About the Internship

 As our Legal and Compliance Intern, you will be working with our young and dynamic Legal and Compliance team within the Cluster Business Services (CBS), who oversee all legal and compliance topics within the Benelux, including our 3 divisions: Essential Dairy- and Plant-Based, Waters, Specialized Nutrition You will primarily be supporting the team with  reporting, corporate housekeeping, contract drafting. Additionally, you will be highly involved in the monitoring of the implementation of existing legal & compliance processes within the company. As we are working with various stakeholders, you will learn more about stakeholder management and support us in a variety of legal topics across a corporate environment.

 Your main responsibilities will include the following:

  • Litigation reporting (bi-yearly), e.g. update of ongoing litigations;
  • Corporate reporting (bi-yearly), e.g. tracking changes in the board members and setting up changes;
  • Review of contracts;
  • Research on specific topics or questions and legal watch for our 3 divisions;
  • Support in compliance-related topics, e.g. support in update of existing registers, involvement with stakeholders to ensure implementation of procedures, preparation of checklists to ease implementation of procedures, etc.;
  • Translation of documents: Dutch – English.

Next to the above mentioned you will also get the chance to be involved in other legal and compliance topics depending on the timing of your internship and your own interests.

 About You

You are a Master student in Law, preferably commercial law, or other related studies, who is curious and eager to learn more about legal and compliance topics. As you will be dealing and connecting with different topics at the same time, you should know how to manage yourself and be able to prioritize. We are looking for a real team player who also does not mind working autonomously. You should have an eye for detail, be proactive and master Microsoft Office programs. Additionally, you should have good communication skills, as you will be working with various stakeholders and people. There are some hard requirements that you should consider:

  • You are enrolled as a student during the whole duration of the internship

(if you are a non-EU citizen, you need to be enrolled at a Dutch university);

  • You are fluent in English and Dutch– oral and written; French is considered a plus;
  • You are available for a minimum of 6 months, 4-5 days a week; Start date is flexible
  • You are able to work in Zoetermeer, Netherlands

About Us

Danone’s mission is bringing health through food to as many people as possible and we want to invite people to join the movement for a healthier world. We recognize the power people have to impact the world through their daily choices. Healthy food needs a healthy planet, and this is what our new signature One Planet One Health embodies. Want to discover more about Danone in the Benelux? Check it out here.

We Offer

As our new Legal and Compliance intern you will have the opportunity to see all the aspects of the business. You will further improve your contract writing skills and learn about the compliance processes in the company. You will gain an overview of how the legal department operates in a global company.

Due to our culture, based on freedom and empowerment, Danone becomes the environment where every day can be a fresh adventure - full of new possibilities and opportunities to learn. We offer a monthly internship allowance plus reimbursement of home-work commuting cost in the Netherlands. Please do keep in mind that we do not offer relocation and/or accommodation benefits for students coming from abroad

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At Danone, we believe that each time we eat and drink, we can vote for the world we want to live in. This power ful idea is at the hear t of the ongoing Food Revolution, a movement which is inspired by people who care about where their food comes from, how it was grown, how it arrived in their...

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