Internship Legal Department


The Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) represent a majority of the railway and infrastructure companies in Europe. The association actively contributes to European rail and transport policy, and is committed to promoting sustainable, competitive, high-quality freight and passenger transport services.


Through its internship scheme, CER offers the opportunity to students or recent graduates to get a first-hand experience of applied policy work that is oriented towards the European Parliament and the European Commission. CER’s internships are aimed at students or recent graduates with a strong interest in European transport policy issues in an international framework, and an adaptable approach to work.

CER’s full-time employees come from various European countries, either on long-term secondment from a member railway company, or as local employees.


The nature of the work performed will be dependent on the current CER working programme and resource needs, with a dominant focus on preparatory legal work and document drafting.


Amongst other responsibilities, you will:

  • Contribute to the publication of the CER legal Newsletter;
  • Undertake legal research on Belgian national law (including monitor relevant websites and collect background documents);
  • Support on the update of the corporate governance of CER;
  • Assist in drafting legal memoranda and produce researches on a wide range of complex legal issues;
  • Prepare a study on Transport Regulatory bodies;
  • Prepare legal opinions as well as other legal work;
  • Provide assistance on publications;


The candidate should have recently obtained, or should be about to obtain, a Master’s degree in Law. Knowledge of Belgian labour law is a must.


In addition, the candidates should have:

  • Perfect writing and speaking skills in French (native level)
  • Strong writing and speaking skills in English
  • An organised working style with an ability to meet deadlines, and a pro-active attitude
  • The ability to work in a team as well as autonomously

This is a full-time internship that is available exclusively to students who need to do an internship in order to obtain their diploma, or to recent graduates who are seeking a first work experience. Its duration will be 6 months starting from September 2014.

We offer interesting and varied work in a friendly multinational atmosphere, and our interns are quickly involved in many different activities. You will have the possibility to learn and grow your expertise in various fields.


We provide a small stipend and reimburse costs.


To apply:

Qualified candidates should submit via email a maximum one-page cover letter and two-page CV in English to Mrs Paule Bollen at before 25 August 2014.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.