Legal traineeships in Germany

Would you like to complete the elective stage of your legal traineeship in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development? GIZ offers you the chance to do just that. Find out below what we are looking for and how to apply.

Legal traineeship in GIZ’s Legal Affairs and Insurance Unit

Based in Bonn and Eschborn, the Legal Affairs and Insurance Unit of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is home to a team of lawyers who deal with all the legal issues that arise in Germany and abroad. The international and interdisciplinary nature of international cooperation for sustainable development means that ours is broad and varied field of legal expertise.

Your job will be to help our team of lawyers respond to the legal issues that arise in this context. You will attend in-house meetings and external appointments and we will also involve you in the regular team meetings within the Legal Affairs and Insurance Unit. You will be expected to deal independently with suitable queries and be in direct contact with clients.

You will also have an opportunity to look behind the scenes to see how we plan and backstop the legal projects we implement together with our partner countries.

What are the requirements?

  • You have sound legal knowledge and have achieved above-average grades in the first German state examination for lawyers (a minimum of eight points)
  • You have a good command of a major world language
  • You are interested in economics and development policy
  • You can present legal issues precisely and clearly

What sort of work will I be doing?

Your main tasks will be in the field of contract law (in particular drawing up contracts and agreements and dealing with problems concerning contract management), public procurement law, fiscal law, European law, company law, private international law, construction law and labour law

When can I apply?

There are no set deadlines for applications. You can submit your application any time by email.

If you are interested, please email a cover letter along with your CV to the Legal Affairs and Insurance Unit.