Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e. V. (DLR)

Masters Public International Law, Intellectual Property Law or similar

  • Veröffentlicht am 07.08.2018
  • Paris
Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e. V. (DLR)
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Masters Public International Law, Intellectual Property Law or similar

Start your mission with DLR. The German Aerospace Center (DLR) is the national aeronautics and space research centre and the space agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. Here, 8000 employees work together on a unique variety of topics in the fields of aeronautics, space, energy, transport, security and digitalisation. Their missions range from basic research to the development of innovative applications and products for tomorrow. Cutting-edge research requires excellent
minds – particularly more females – at all levels, who fully achieve their potential in an inspiring environment. Launch your mission with us. For our German Trainee Programme (GTP) in cooperation with ESA Headquarters in Paris, France, we wish to recruit a qualified Masters Public International Law, Intellectual Property Law or similar Legal Services (IPL-L) Your mission: Have you (almost) completed your degree studies? Are you inspired by space exploration and keen to pursue a career in this exciting field? If so, perhaps you should take a closer look at the German Trainee Programme. Organised by DLR, it offers you the chance to work shoulder to shoulder with experts from the 22 member states of ESA – keeping your finger on the pulse of Europe‘s space programmes. Over a period up to 24 months, you will actively contribute to the latest research and/or technology projects. This is complemented by a generous scholarship. What better way to launch your career in international space business? The next GTP commences on 1st February 2019.

The Legal Services Department is especially responsible for:
  • providing legal advice on the interpretation and application for the ESA Convention
  • safeguarding the ESA legal framework by defining, drafting, ensuring the overall coherence and the proper interpretation of all Agency’s Acts, Rules and Regulations
  • drafting of all legal instruments (whether of programmatic, institutional or regulatory nature) to be submitted to Council and delegate bodies
  • proposing the ESA’s policy of intellectual property rights and dealing with legal questions in this field
  • safeguarding the proper application of the Agency’s privileges and immunities
  • managing legal disputes before national and international jurisdictions
  • monitoring the international civil service and labour laws of jurisdictions in which ESA establishments and centres are operating

Under the direct authority of the Head of the Legal Services Department or one of his Divisions’ Heads, the Legal Trainee will receive work assignments within the scope of the Department's responsibility and discharge mainly the following tasks:

  • analyse and organise legal documentation and carry out studies on the relevant legal and regulatory environment in which the Agency carries out its activities
  • undertake legal analysis, prepare notes and briefs on public international law, EU law and national laws of Member States
  • draft of opinions, reports and working documents on any legal problem arising in the Agency’s day-to-day operations and in the implementation of applicable rules and policies
  • provide support in the preparation of the Agency’s legal instruments
  • provide support in preparing the defence of the Agency’s position in disputes
  • provide legal advice on the formulation and interpretation of Agency’s Regulations and Rules
  • prepare draft agreements and other arrangements with public and private entities and participate in their negotiation, together with the colleagues from his/her Department and Directorates concerned
  Your qualifications:
  • German citizenship is absolutely necessary
  • applicants should have just completed (conclusion not older than two years) or be in their final year either of a university degree in law or the Rechtsreferendariat
  • candidates must be fluent in English or French, the official languages of the Agency
  • good knowledge in any of the following areas is desirable: Public International Law; Intellectual Property Law; International Civil Service Law
Your qualifications: We look forward to your e-mail application in English, citing GTP-2019-IPL-L to . Closing date for this position is 6th September 2018. The interviews are tentatively scheduled for week 45/2018. Please visit the German Trainee Programme page for details of our application procedures. Your application should consist of a motivation letter and your CV only (CV exclusively in Europass format). Unfortunately we cannot consider further documents. Disabled applicants with equivalent qualifications will be given preferential treatment. If you have any initial questions, please feel free to contact Ms. Larissa Seidlez:


Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e. V. (DLR) Paris, FR
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