Paralegal Assistant (Trainee)

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Job Experience

Job Location

Expiration Date

26 Jul 2018

Duration: 6 months;

Commitment: Full-time; Financial Compensation

To apply, please send a motivation letter and a CV to by Sunday, 29 July 2018.

Applications received after the deadline won't be considered.

Please note this traineeship opportunity is not recognised as legal internship and falls under the paralegal practice area.

The European University Foundation is an alliance of European universities aiming to accelerate the modernisation of the European Higher Education Area. We stand for diversity and social fairness in Higher Education and base our work on the following five pillars:

  • Digital Higher Education
  • Quality Mobility
  • Employment & Entrepreneurship
  • Active Citizenship and;
  • Policy Innovation

The EUF offers a Legal Assistant internship for students or recent graduates to work with our staff in our Luxembourg office.

Main tasks and responsibilities

Working on Privacy matters, such as:

  • Compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation
  • International data storage and transfer
  • Data security and ePrivacy issues for digital systems


  • Undertaking legal research
  • Drafting legal documents, specifically privacy policies and terms & conditions

Required skills and experience

  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Strong academic profile with a clear focus on European law in general and EU Data privacy law in particular
  • Precise and organised way of working
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Office package
  • Capability of working in a team as well as independently

Terms and conditions

  • Internship duration 4-6 months
  • The internship should begin between September 1st and October 1st
  • The Intern is encouraged to have an Erasmus+ traineeship scholarship or equal funding. The EUF is able to provide selected candidates with a top-up grant to cover the living costs.
  • Our young and dynamic team offers a challenging and rewarding work environment with mentorship

Highly valued

  • Experience in local, national or European student organisations
  • Fluency in other European languages (e.g. French, Italian, Spanish)
  • Volunteer experience

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

The EUF regrets that we are unable to acknowledge all applications received. Please note that only suitable candidates will be invited for an interview.

The European University Foundation will collect and store your resume and contact details.

We process this data for recruitment purposes only. We store this data in our internal data storage solution provided by Google, which stores data in the U.S and is fully compliant with EU data protection laws, and we will not share it with anyone else.

If you submit an application, we will keep this data until our open role is filled. We cannot estimate the exact time period, but we will consider this period over when a candidate accepts our traineeship offer for the position for which we are considering you. When that period is over, we will delete your data.

If you wish to access your data that we have collected, request us to delete your data, correct any inaccuracies or restrict our processing of your data, please write to

You have the right to lodge a complaint about the way we handle your data with the Commission nationale pour la protection des données or you can contact us at for more information or concerns.


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