Intern public international law and counter-terrorism

We are seeking an intern who wishes to gain experience by working on a funded project in the public international law and counter-terrorism area. You will need a Bachelor and preferably a Master’s Degree with a public international law, human rights, (inter)national security and/or counter-terrorism orientation. Excellent command of the English language. Up to 5 days a week for 4 – 6 months; starting date 1 May 2019.

Call for an Intern in Public International Law and Counter-Terrorism

The T.M.C. Asser Instituut is offering recently graduated Masters or advanced law students the opportunity to enrich their knowledge with practical experience of working in the field of public international law (PIL), (inter)national security and counter-terrorism (CT).

The Institute currently offers one intern position.

The intern will work mainly on:

  • The GCTF-funded Lifecycle Toolkit Project under the supervision of Drs. Sofia Stolk and Rumyana van Ark;
  • Research tasks on PIL and CT.

What we offer:

One full-time, paid (€ 300 to € 450 a month, depending on level of education) internship for a period of 4 to 6 months, starting 1 May 2019 for a recently graduated Masters or an advanced law student specialising in public international law, (inter)national security and/or counter-terrorism.

Interested candidates should:

  • Have a demonstrable interest in and an academic background in PIL and CT;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English;
  • Have a Master/LLM in or be currently enrolled in a Master Programme in public international law or equivalent;
  • Have strong legal analysis and writing skills;
  • Have an interest in the translation of legal documents into publicly accessible media (animated videos, podcasts, etc.);
  • Affinity with public outreach and communication activities;
  • Have good team spirit but also be able to work independently;
  • Be motivated and interested in the aims of our organisation in the fields of counter-terrorism, human security and public international law more generally.

How to apply:

If you are interested in applying, please send an email to with:

  • Your letter of motivation;
  • Your CV (in Europass format) in English;
  • Your latest grade transcripts;
  • A sample of your writing (e.g. a paper you have written for a graduate programme).

Please combine the above 4 documents into 1 PDF file if possible. The selected applicants will be invited for interviews, which will take place on 17 and 18 April 2019. The envisaged start date is 1 May 2019. Applications received after 1 April 2019 17:00 CET, not having the full set of required documents attached to the e-mail or not indicating “Application call for one intern in Public International Law and Counter-Terrorism” in the subject line of the e-mail will not be considered.