How it Works – Students & Researchers

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 How It Works

Step 1


Interested in putting your knowledge to practical use and getting some real experience on your CV? How about an internship at the EU Clinic? You write to us here and tell us about your skill set and areas of expertise. You can help us to produce legal memos, complaints and petitions to European Institutions, lobbying strategies, communication strategies and more. You can also help an NGO with communication and advocacy, research, digital platform design, data management or any other area where you have useful skills to share. Let us know how you can help!


Step 2


We talk to you in-person and find out more about how you (and perhaps your organisation) want to contribute and how much time you are prepared to donate. We identify NGOs and advocacy projects from within our network where your unique skill-set is required. After further consultation with you, we allocate you to an NGO and advocacy project.


Step 3


We then draw up a memorandum of understanding between you and the Clinic. The Memo sets out our mutual obligations and expectations (and the expectations of the relevant partner NGO), deadlines, and communication policies.


Step 4


You will work closely with the Clinic staff and students and the partner NGO to fulfil obligations for your advocacy project and produce any agreed work output.


Step 5


You receive a certificate of completion of an internship with the HEC-NYU EU Public Interest Clinic in Paris and a letter of recommendation from the Clinic staff and our pro bono network (including Professor Alberto Alemanno and any other senior academics and professionals you have worked with in your time at the Clinic).


Take a step! Join our growing team of energetic young professionals and academics dedicated to lobbying in the public interest.