noyb is looking for a Legal Trainee

Noyb pursues strategic and effective enforcement by thoroughly analyzing and prioritizing privacy violations, identifying the legal weak spots of these cases and litigating them with the best possible strategy and the most effective method to achieve maximum impact.

Job details




Approx. 530

Hours of work

40h per week



Noyb is looking for individuals with a law degree obtained at an EEA university who have a proven passion for EU data protection and privacy law. Whether you’ve studied data protection law at university, or have written articles on it in-between, it’s important that you can demonstrate your interest and familiarity with the subject matter.

You will be working with the GDPR on a daily basis. Therefore, you must have a robust understanding of its provisions and the commentary surrounding it, and should also have knowledge of EU law on a broader scale.

Your English must be excellent: the internal working language is English. You will be asked to draft legal submissions and reports in English, read and summarize complex court and data protection authority decisions, and conduct research on a variety of topics.

You should also have excellent command of an additional EEA language besides English. Additional language skills are huge plus when you want to become a Trainee with noyb.

It’s also important that you’re a motivated individual who can bring new ideas to the table, self-manage your time, and work with people of different backgrounds and cultures. Despite being a small NGO, noyb’s work is dynamic and fast-paced, and there are always multiple projects going on. We therefore look for people who can effectively multi-task.

The work you’ll do

As a trainee, you’ll get to work with the whole legal team at noyb.

In addition to this, there are some tasks you will be expected to contribute to consistently:

  • You will be expected to assist with managing our GDPR decision repository, the GDPRhub, which means monitoring the websites of the different data protection authorities for new decisions, engaging with our Country Reporters to distribute these decisions, and summarizing decisions yourself from time to time.
  • You will also be expected to author commentaries on the different articles of the GDPR every couple of weeks. It will also be expected that you help provide our members with advice on their GDPR queries – therefore it helps if you are a people-oriented individual.

While you will contribute to such tasks for the duration of your traineeship, there is no uniform ‘Trainee experience’ in the sense that it will very much be up to you to express your interest for projects that you would like to work on.

Your application should contain

  •  Curriculum vitae
  • A short cover letter stating why you would like to work with noyb (max. 400 words)
  • Your availability and possible requirements
  • Send all application documents and questions to Marco Blocher ()