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Internal and external internships

When looking for an internship, it is important to remember that there is a distinction between internal and external internships.

Internal Internship

The internship is a research or teaching internship at a department at the university. The internship should be an orientation in the field of scientific research or education. You will be guided by an affiliated member of the academic staff at the university. It is possible that you will carry out work for several other members of the department. The work should at least be on par with the work to be carried out in organisations such as legal aid centres.

External Internship

The internship should allow for an orientation to professional practice through your own investigation of legally relevant issues that are addressed in the organisation/company providing the internship. The internship is consistent with one of the programs / majors of the students or takes place by carrying out activities in one of the following approved legal institutions: Legal Advice Groningen, Legal Consultation, the Children and Youth Rights Centre, the tax shop, Kamerbewoners Consultancy or SOG law office.

If you have an idea of what you know and what you can do, you can orientate yourself on a more specific internship. The next points are important to keep in mind:

  • Conscious choice: you can make this through self-analysis and orientation of the different possibilities
  • Proper guidance at the organisation providing the internship and at the faculty by the internship coordinators
  • A proper agreement between you an the organisation providing the internship

For more information you can read the English language book by Esther Haag, titled: Internship Guide: Work Placements Step by Step; uitg. Eleven International Publishing; ISBN 978-94-9094-788-0.

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