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Vacancy student assistant – Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies

The Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, Leiden Law School is inviting applications from suitable candidates for 2 positions of Student Assistant for the period of 15 March – 15 July 2022 and for the period of 1 May – 31 August 2022.

Job description

The Student Assistant (SA) will provide support to the Grotius Centre Project Managers in organizing and coordinating the 2022 activities of the Centre including: the IBA ICC Moot Court Competition, the Telders International Law Moot Court Competition, and the Grotius Centre Summer courses.

The tasks of the SA will include, inter alia, :

  • Dealing with email inquiries;
  • Preparing information packages for stakeholders, such as programme & information booklets;
  • Preparing supporting materials for participants, such as course readings, draft information emails;
  • Creating and maintaining databases and records;
  • Submitting reports and preparing presentations as assigned;
  • Managing the social media accounts;
  • Attending all activities online/in-person.


  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelor/Master programme at Leiden University. Enrollment in a law programme is preferable, but not mandatory.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English;
  • Working knowledge of MS Office applications, in particular Word and Excel;
  • Flexible availability;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including ability to interact well with others;
  • Good planning and organizational skills;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Experience with social media is an asset;
  • Working knowledge of InDesign and Photoshop is an asset.

We offer

  • A student assistant contract for 1 FTE from 15 March to 15 July 2022/1 May to 31 August 2022;
  • An inspiring, dynamic, multicultural and friendly environment in which talent and expertise can flourish;
  • An opportunity to build a network in the field of international justice.


The application deadline is 1 March at 10.00hrs CET. To apply, please send an email to grotiuscentre@law.leidenuniv.nl, including your current CV and a motivation letter. Please include in your application email the start date you wish to be considered for. Interviews will be conducted virtually on 3 - 4 March 2022. The Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies reserves the right not to appoint any persons for this position.

 For further questions, please contact Ms. Ioana Moraru at grotiuscenter@law.leidenuniv.nl. No phone inquiries.

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