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Internship: Legal & Compliance Intern

2020/07/24 Zoetermeer, South Holland, NL
Are you proactive and eager to learn more about a variety of legal and compliancy topics? Are you willing to be part of creating something new in a corporate environment? Apply now for our Legal and Compliance Internship at our office in Zoetermeer, NL!

About the Internship

As our Legal and Compliance Intern, you will be working with our young and dynamic Legal and Compliance team within the Cluster Business Services (CBS), who oversee all legal and compliance topics within the Benelux, including our 3 divisions: Essential Dairy- and Plant-Based, Waters, Specialized Nutrition You will primarily be supporting the team with  reporting, corporate housekeeping, contract drafting. Additionally, you will be highly involved in the monitoring of the implementation of existing legal & compliance processes within the company. As we are working with various stakeholders, you will learn more about stakeholder management and support us in a variety of legal topics across a corporate environment.

Your main responsibilities will include the following:

  • Litigation reporting (bi-yearly), e.g. update of ongoing litigations;
  • Corporate reporting (bi-yearly), e.g. tracking changes in the board members and setting up changes;
  • Review of contracts;
  • Research on specific topics or questions and legal watch for our 3 divisions;
  • Support in compliance-related topics, e.g. support in update of existing registers, involvement with stakeholders to ensure implementation of procedures, preparation of checklists to ease implementation of procedures, etc.;
  • Translation of documents: Dutch – English.

Next to the above mentioned you will also get the chance to be involved in other legal and compliance topics depending on the timing of your internship and your own preferences.

About You

You are a Bachelors or Masters student in Law, (preferably commercial law), or other related studies. You are curious and eager to learn more about legal and compliance topics. As you will be dealing and connecting with different topics at the same time, you should know how to manage yourself and be able to prioritize. We are looking for a real team player who also does not mind working autonomously. You should have an eye for detail, be proactive and master Microsoft Office programs. Additionally, you should have good communication skills, as you will be working with various stakeholders and people. There are some hard requirements that you should consider:

  • You are enrolled as a student during the whole duration of the internship (if you are a non-EU citizen, you need to be enrolled at a Dutch university);
  • You are fluent in English and Dutch – oral and written; French is considered a plus;
  • You can start as soon as possible for 3-6 months, 4-5 days a week;
  • You are able to work in Zoetermeer, Netherlands once Covid-19 allows us to go back into the offi

About Us

Danone’s mission is bringing health through food to as many people as possible and we want to invite people to join the movement for a healthier world. We recognize the power people have to impact the world through their daily choices. Healthy food needs a healthy planet, and this is what our new signature One Planet One Health embodies. Want to discover more about Danone in the Benelux? Check it out here.

You will be part of the Legal and Compliance team and will be supervised by Berber Werkema, Legal Counsel. Openness, enthusiasm and a hands-on approach are important values within the team’s culture, whilst team members are hands-on and busy they are also willing to help each other out.

We Offer

Proactivity, empowerment and diversity are the basis of the Danone Culture. As our new Legal and Compliance intern you will have the opportunity to see all the aspects of the business. You will further improve your contract writing skills and learn about the compliance processes in the company. You will gain an overview of how the legal department operates in a global company.

We offer a gross monthly internship allowance of 450 (HBO students) or 550 (University students) euros per month. Please do keep in mind that we do not offer relocation and/or accommodation benefits for students coming from abroad.

What’s next?

Hit the “apply now” button. You have until the closing date 5th August to apply, however as we screen candidates on a regular basis we recommend you apply as soon as possible. The recruitment process for internships is as follows: Stage One – submit your application with your CV and Cover Letter; Stage Two - we will get to know you better through answering some questions which you will submit through video (or a written) format; Stage Three – we will invite you to an interview with your team. Please note that sometimes there are slight changes to this process.

To comply with GDPR regulations, we cannot process your personal data without given consent. Therefore, we strongly recommend applying directly via our careers website.

If you have any questions, please contact me

Sophie Thomas
Employer Branding & Young Talent Manager