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Internship – Legal

Posted 20 May 2024
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1 to 3 years
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Full-time
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Required languages
English (Fluent)
Spanish (Fluent)
Dutch (Fluent)

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The mission of The Ocean Cleanup is to develop and scale technologies to rid the world’s oceans of plastic. This is an opportunity for motivated law students to be exposed to the mission and work of The Ocean Cleanup. The internship allows individuals to support the Legal team’s daily operations and improve their legal skills while working in a dynamic environment.This internship is an opportunity for students who, in the context of their studies, wish to gain practical educational work experience and deepen their legal knowledge. Interns will receive monthly compensation, as well as free and healthy lunches at our office.RESPONSIBILITIESDuring this internship, you will be provided with a first-hand experience of the day-to-day legal operations of The Ocean Cleanup by closely collaborating with all members of the Legal department. As part of our team, you will be involved in a variety of tasks, ranging from providing support in the maintenance of our organization’s trademarks and patents portfolio, to supporting the review and filing of agreements.Main tasks:
  • Supporting the team in the implementation of the Legal team’s new Document Management System (DMS).
  • Answering simple legal questions from other departments and escalating to the relevant Legal Counsel(s), where necessary.
  • Supporting the digital (on SharePoint and Salesforce) and physical filing of agreements of the organization.
  • Assisting in reviewing various documents and contracts.
  • Supporting with registration processes at the Dutch Chamber of Commerce (KvK).
  • Support in the organization of meetings and events related to the Legal Department.
  • Providing administrative support on maintaining the intellectual property (trademarks and patents) and insurance portfolio of the organization.
  • There will be opportunities to assist the Director of Legal and Public Affairs with administrative tasks such as scheduling meetings, managing calendars, organizing files, and assisting with the preparation of presentations and collection of other information, according to the needs of the Legal Department. These tasks are essential for the smooth operation of the Legal team and will provide valuable exposure to the daily responsibilities of a legal professional.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
  • Currently pursuing a law degree (Third year bachelor's degree or higher)
  • Knowledge of or interest in a legal topic related to the activities of the organization or of the Legal Department in general.
  • Prior experience with SharePoint and/or Salesforce is desirable.
  • Excellent English language skills (written and verbal); Dutch or Spanish is desirable.
PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS
  • Curious and eager to learn
  • Pragmatic where possible, but thorough when needed
  • Team player with high cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, international environment
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team environment
  • Intrinsic motivation to work on our ambitious and meaningful goal

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
  • Prospective applicants should submit:
  • A curriculum vitae (CV)
  • A transcript of academic records or statement of academic results
  • An academic writing sample (an excerpt of any of your essays or papers in English)
  • At least one letter of recommendation
Please submit all required documents as one pdf file.
Please note:
  • Candidates are expected to be available 32 hours/ week throughout the duration of the internship.
  • Candidates are expected to work from our HQ in Rotterdam at least 3 days a week.
  • If applicable, the internship can be combined with a Master's thesis project.
Additionally, candidates are required to be enrolled at a University (Bachelor’s/Master's/PhD program) throughout the duration of the internship.

The Ocean Cleanup develops advanced technology to extract, prevent, and intercept plastic pollution. Our goal is to initiate the largest cleanup in history by mid-2018.

Engineering
Rotterdam
75 employees