Internship - Legal (Dutch Speaker)

Job description

Please note, we are not at liberty to relocate for this position. We cannot process your application if you are not Dutch-speaking and NL based.

Are you in an advanced stage of your study in Law and do you want to develop yourself further by adding in-house experience to your CV? Are you socially oriented and do you have an interest in tech and data security? Are you not afraid of a challenge in a changing environment, in which your contribution can really make a difference? Then read on to find out whether an internship at Zivver suits you!

Your impact

As an intern in our Legal team, you will actively support our Legal Director in his daily work; mostly in the field of civil law. Think about: drafting contracts for our customers, negotiating, or advising colleagues within different departments on legal topics. The nice learnings: how to draft legal documentation, how to conduct research on case law or legislation, and how to deal with difficult negotiations with customers while keeping the relationship and our common interests in mind.

In this role, we will give you a combination of participation in daily practice, research and ‘know-how’. We'd like you to dive into the matter and give your advice on topics we need legal assistance with. We’d like you to come on board, get to know our customers and lawyers, and become a full member of our Legal team!

What you will work on (responsibilities)

  • Help in the negotiation phase with customers on new contracts;

  • Help in contracting new suppliers;

  • Perform legal and factual research on different legal matters;

  • Repair written reports and correspondence;

  • Support in developing the database maintained by Legal;

  • Organize and track case files, including communication and documentation related to them;

  • Review, monitor and analyze new and updated laws and regulations;

  • And most of all, learn about the daily operations of being a legal counsel within a tech company!

What makes you suitable for this role?

  • You have an interest in technology and want to experience what working at a fast-growing scale-up is like;

  • You like to work on a variety of projects with different people and take real ownership;

  • You’re a quick learner, proactive, and know how to organize your work in a structured way in order to get things done;

  • You are an excellent communicator;

  • You’re proficient in Dutch and English (both spoken and written)

  • You are eager to learn, open-minded, and not afraid to ask questions to colleagues.


  • You are a WO Dutch law student in the third year of your Bachelor's or Master's student;

  • You have excellent written, oral, and communication skills in Dutch and English;

  • You are fascinated by technology and passionate about legal questions

  • You are located in the Netherlands and able to work from our Amsterdam office for 2 days a week.

  • Knowledge of privacy law and/or IT law is a plus;


Internship conditions:

  • Starting date:  January/February 2024 (exact date can be discussed)

  • Two days a week

  • 4-month internship

  • Compensation in line with market


If you’re still reading and excited about this role, we welcome your application. Even if you think you don’t meet all the requirements. We understand that no candidate is perfect, and would love to hear your story. Keen to learn a bit more? Keep reading.

A day at Zivver

Working as a legal intern at a scale-up is always exciting and no day will be the same! You will take full part in the team and participate in all ongoing matters.

You may start your morning, after coffee and a chat with colleagues, by deep diving into a specific new piece of legislation and the potential impact this may have on Zivver. You will use the knowledge you obtained to draft a memorandum to set out your findings, which will be used by management and our Product Department to implement any necessary changes. After answering a few ad-hoc questions from your colleagues, you will have lunch together with all the other Zivvies at our company restaurant.

Your afternoon then starts with a sync meeting with the Legal Director to discuss all ongoing matters and to make sure you get the guidance you need, after which you will join a call with our UK counsel to discuss some outstanding issues on our user terms. Next up is a call with a customer to negotiate a sales contract.

The remainder of the afternoon you’re collaborating with your colleagues on various topics, while maybe playing a game of ping pong in between ;). As you’re finishing up you decide to go to our Humming Bar for a drink with other Zivvies.