The EBU is offering Legal Intern (part time 40%) for a period 6 months starting February 2023
ABOUT THE EBU LEGAL & POLICY DEAPARTMENT
The Legal and Policy Department's main function is to:
- analyse and negotiate common positions on new EU legislative proposals, in close liaison with Members and other EBU departments;
- provide Members with tailored legal advice on specific topics (e.g. EU law, international rules and standards, national legal issues);
- identify and minimize risk in relation to sports rights acquisition and other operational activities of the EBU;
- provide corporate and commercial legal advice to all EBU departments;
- act as guardian of corporate governance and compliance;
- provide a platform for exchange of knowledge and experience between Members;
- liaise with and lobby EU institutions to promote EBU legal positions and PSM;
- represent the EBU in public fora.
The Legal and Policy Department in Geneva comprises experts in media/communications law, competition law, contract law, corporate law, data protection and intellectual property law. These experts provide day-to-day advice in their areas of specialism and analyse policies and regulatory initiatives at international and in particular EU level. The Department anticipates possible legal or regulatory challenges arising from technology and market developments, and develops appropriate strategies, initiatives and proposals. In addition, the work involves negotiating common legal positions between members to be promoted by our team of lobbyist experts in Brussels to the EU and other international institutions.
To provide the highest quality legal advice for the organisation and Members in the most timely and efficient way in the respective area of expertise (intellectual property rights and copyright in particular), working in close co-operation with relevant legal and policy colleagues and other EBU Departments.
PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF THIS POSITION
As the Lega Intern you will:
Support the Legal and Policy Department on several legal files with a particular focus on EU copyright law and other related legal areas relevant to the media sector. A core focus will be to perform legal research and case law analysis to keep up to date the know-how of the Legal and Policy Department.
- Provides legal support to Members and other EBU departments.
- Monitors and analyses relevant case law, policy and market developments.
- Analyses and prepares working documents draft on related subject.
- Liaises with external advisers as appropriate.
- Contributes to EBU professional newsletters on specific topics.
- Works in other legal areas as necessary to provide assistance or support.
YOUR SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
- Keen interest in intellectual property and media law related matters
- Practical and solutions-orientated
- Flexibility to work in parallel on a variety of complex issues
- Excellent academic record
- Team player and diplomatic approach
- Excellent verbal and written communications skills – English or French
- Be critical judgement to ensure confidential treatment of information when needed
EDUCATION - In the process of completing a Bachelor or a Master law - an internship agreement is required
- Be part of an outstanding diverse and inclusive multicultural and international team.
- Get involved in shaping the future of the world’s leading alliance of public service media (PSM).
- Work with accomplished and engaging professionals coming from a wide variety of backgrounds and covering an impressive range of professions both in and outside of the broadcasting realm.
ABOUT THE EBU
The European Broadcasting Union is the world’s foremost alliance of public service media, representing over a hundred organizations worldwide. Every single EBU employee strives to secure a sustainable future for public service media, provide our Members with world-class content through the Eurovision and Euroradio brands, and build on our founding ethos of solidarity and co-operation to create a centre for learning and exchanging.
We will not accept any applications after the closing date and we will contact only the candidates who correspond to the requirements.
The EBU is an equal opportunities employer committed to building an inclusive workplace where everyone feels heard, safe and valued through a culture free of discrimination. We welcome applications from all communities.
ONLY APPLICATIONS VIA OUR RECRUITMENT PORTAL WILL BE CONSIDERED.