Career Opportunities

We frequently enhance our team with highly qualified personnel. Job opportunities are published on our website as they become available.

In addition, CPG provides posts for the mandatory legal clerkship of German Lawyers (Rechtsreferendariat) as well as internship positions for international students of law, politics and other social sciences, all of which are filled on a rolling basis.

If you are interested to apply, please send your inquiries to careers@cpg-online.de (Khun Venus).

 

Why CPG?

Both legal clerkship and internship at CPG offer a great opportunity for anyone looking to gain work experience in a cross-cultural organization that operates at the interface between academic institution and regional think tank.

We hope that interns and clerks develop a deeper understanding in various directions, both along our professional focus but also in terms of cross-cultural communication and local realities, and are happy to guide and explain.

As our intern, you’ll embed within a close-knit team of friendly academics from various backgrounds and work regularly with our team with ongoing mentorship.

Beyond providing assistance regarding visa and accommodation, we are happy to give practical advice and assistance in various matters, such as transportation, food, and Thai culture. Also, we usually have more than one legal clerk/intern at a time, which is great for sharing experiences on living in Bangkok.

We are located at the Faculty of Law at Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand’s first and finest. The university is located in Phra Nakhorn in the most prestigious part of the city, adjacent to the mighty Chao Praya River at one side and the Royal Plaza (Sanam Luang), Grand Palace, and plenty of historical sites at the other. The campus provides possibilities for recreational activities such as fitness and running and features nice coffee shops. Vibrant streets and small alleys with restaurants, street food and bars are within walking distance. Famous temples, the Supreme Court and the Council of State, the National Museum and the National Theater are in the immediate neighborhood.

 

Responsibilities and tasks (legal clerkship / Rechtsreferendariat)

Legal clerks are trained by a German-licensed attorney at law. During their time with CPG, legal clerks may

  • participate in research and training projects.
  • be assigned to take active roles at events as moderators/discussants as well as in their organization.
  • prepare or contribute to publications and presentations

Moreover, clerks join team activities and our events, can visit regular law classes at the faculty and participate in meetings with partners and clients.

 

Responsibilities and tasks (internship)

Interns support the CPG team according to their individual abilities and interests (eg.: research, communication/PR). As an intern, you may

  • join the team in organizing events, taking photos/videos and writing event reports (general)
  • create graphics for social posts, use CPG’s existing field notes and video content to produce short-form videos or animations, or get involved with the design and layout for promotional material and online publications (‘communication intern’)
  • conduct research with guidance from CPG staff and prepare/write entries for our online publications (‘research intern’)

Eligibility (internships)

CPG welcomes applicants who

  • are highly motivated to work in an international, cross-cultural environment
  • have strong organizational, social media skills or research skills
  • are empathetic, socially aware, value-driven
  • have a good command of English or Thai, both written or verbally. (Additional language skills are a positive asset).

Further criteria:

  • Applicants for legal clerkships should have passed the first state exam with an above-average result (exceptions are possible) and explain their particular interest to work at CPG.
  • Applicants for internship should be, at least, in their second year of university studies, have a special interest to join CPG and have a background either in law, politics or other social sciences or communications, graphic design and journalism.

 

Duration

  • CPG recruits legal clerks for their regular term (3 month)
  • Internships may take between four weeks to six months.
  • Office hours are from Monday to Friday, from 9:00 to 18:00, with a one-hour lunch break.
  • individual arrangements for holidays and days off are always possible, subject to CPG’s schedule and workload.

 

General Conditions

Clerks and interns are members of our team, join team activities and our events, can visit some of the regular law classes at the faculty of law and participate in meetings with partners and clients.

Legal clerkship and internships are basically non-remunerated. Applicant have therefore to ensure that they have sufficient funds and support for travel, accommodation and daily living expenses.

 

How to apply

If you are interested, please send your CV and Statement of Purpose (SOP) to:  careers@cpg-online.de

For more detailed information about clerkships/internships at CPG, please refer to our handbook for legal clerks and interns:

Download: Handbook for Legal Clerks and Interns (pdf)

 

 

Contact person:

Venus Phuangkom
Program Coordinator