Intern – Office of the General Counsel

Paris, France
Industry Sector:
International Public Sector
Type of contract:

Intern – Office of the General Counsel

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Application closing date: 31 January 2019

Contract length – 3 to 6 months


The trainee will carry out his mission under the supervision of experienced staff and report to Legal Affairs. More generally, the trainee supports the activity and more particularly is in charge of the following missions:

  • Assist Legal Counsel in preparing research/presentations on specific topics for project finance operations (eg, procurement, environmental and social safeguarding, compliance management, dispute resolution)
  • Assist Legal Counsel in developing/updating internal knowledge management procedures/tools.
  • Assist Legal Counsel in providing legal advice required for project preparation and contract negotiation.



  • Internships are open to students who have at least completed their undergraduate studies (university or other accredited institution) in Law particularly in (i) International / European Law; (ii) Banking / Finance.

Language skills:

  • Trainees must have a perfect command of written and oral English, good written and oral command of French, the other official language of the Bank would be an asset.

Professional Skills: 

  • Has strong analytical, quantitative and computer skills.

Core Competencies: 

  • Innovation
  • Adaptability
  • Customer Focus
  • Result Orientation
  • Teamwork
  • Communication

Candidate Criteria

Conditions of employment

  • The age limit for admission to an internship is 28 years
  • Internships within the CEB are open to citizens of the CEB Member States only
  • Interns must have completed their studies for less than two years

Internships the CEB aims to provide trainees with an overview of the Bank’s objectives and activities .

They are spread over a period ranging from 3 months to 6 months, with a possibility of extension up to 9 months maximum depending on the needs of the activity. The internships take place on the premises of the CEB in Paris. An internship start date will be communicated to you and confirmed at the time of the internship offer proposal.

Admission to an internship does not give trainees the status of CEB agent, subsequent appointment to a permanent or temporary position. The CEB evaluates applications based on eligibility criteria, the relevance of studies and level of interest, and motivation to contribute to development work.

Interns received at the CEB receive a lump sum as compensation and assistance for their living expenses and public transport.

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