Student Trainee Pensions & Employment


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Job description



Are you in the final phase of your law studies and curious about our practice? Then a student internship would be an excellent opportunity to get to know Clifford Chance. We are currently looking for a Student-Trainee within our  Employment & Pensions team!

The Employment & Pensions team is a group of ten collaborative and ambitious lawyers and consists of a Partner, two Counsels, a Senior Advisor, two Senior Associates, two Associates and two trainee lawyers. The team advises on various matters such as hiring and terminating agreements with CEOs and other senior executives, reviewing of, and advising on, remuneration policies and investigations on #Metoo and integrity. The Employment & Pensions team does so in addition to other strategic employment and pensions advice on incentive plans, (cross-border) reorganizations and restructurings, disputes with works councils, employee related data protection work, complex transfer of undertaking issues, pensions issues and outsourcing. The team supports a great variety of clients ranging from some of the largest private equity firms, global conglomerates and tech companies. The team has a close collaborative nature, where ambition and innovation go hand in hand with lots of fun and focus on personal development.

Clifford Chance offers you the opportunity to join the Employment & Pensions team for two months. During these two months, you will be guided by a mentor and a buddy, who will familiarize you with the office. You will participate fully in the daily practice, join all team meetings and work together with lawyers from different areas of expertise. You will be involved in preparing notes, correspondence and opinions, going along to meetings, making translations and doing research for the lawyers within Employment & Pensions team.

In addition to the above you will have the opportunity to participate in our internal training activities. And of course, you are also invited to participate in the social activities organized by our office. In this way you will not only get a good idea of the nature and content of the work, but also get an idea of the atmosphere and the people who work with us.

A student internship is an essential step in eventually starting your career at Clifford Chance as an advocaat-stagiaire.



Are you ambitious and venturous and would you like to work within the top of the international legal profession? Are you in the master phase or final phase of your bachelor studies in Dutch law? Then we are looking for you!

Student trainees receive a compensation of EUR 750 per month. We will also reimburse your lunch expenses and travel costs (based on public transport, second class), to the extent not covered by a public transport card.

Are you interested in a student internship at our firm and are you studying Dutch law? Then apply now via the button at the bottom of this page and upload the documents mentioned below.

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Grade list high school
  • Grade list university
  • If applicable: internship evaluations / references

For questions about Clifford Chance or this vacancy, please contact us at: recruitment.amsterdam@cliffordchance.com.


Clifford Chance

We are one of the largest international law firms in the world. With over 30 offices across the globe, we strive to exceed the expectations of our clients, providing them with the highest-quality advice and legal insight, which combines the firm’s global standards with in-depth local expertise.

Our firm, work and people span jurisdictions, cultures, and languages. We offer our clients a truly international perspective. We believe every career should be rewarding and stimulating - full of opportunities to learn, thrive, and grow. That’s why we’re so proud of our inclusive, friendly, and team-based approach to work.

You’ll find our clients in commercial and industrial sectors, the financial investor community, governments, regulators, trade bodies, and not-for-profit organizations. But no matter who they are or why they’ve reached out to us, we provide a world-class service every step of the way. And that’s possible thanks to the entrepreneurial spirit and conscientious approach to work that you’ll find across all of our teams.

Whichever area of the business you join, you’ll become an integral part of an innovative, diverse and ambitious team of people. Clifford Chance is a place where the brightest minds and the best of colleagues meet. 

Aanvullende informatie

Equal opportunities statement

At Clifford Chance, we understand that our true asset is our people. Inclusion is good for our team and their families, our firm and society.

We are committed to treating all employees and applicants fairly and equally regardless of their gender, gender identity and expression, marital or civil partnership status, race, color, national or ethnic origin, social or economic background, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation, or age.  This applies to recruitment and selection, terms and conditions of employment including pay, promotion, training, transfer and every other aspect of employment.

We have a variety of flourishing employee networks. These networks are a place for colleagues to share experiences and advocate for change wherever they see an opportunity for improvement.

Our goal is to deliver an equality of opportunity, an equality of aspiration and an equality of experience to everyone who works in our firm. 

Find out more about our inclusive culture here



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