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The position

Take the job you found in the previous exercise. Look at the job and try to form a clear picture of the work that you are going to perform if in that position. The following questions may help you out:

  • What roles and responsibilities do you get?
  • Do you work individually or in groups?
  • How is the mentoring designed?
  • What opportunities do you get to learn from?


Do you still have uncertainties about the job or the work? Often you can call or email the job contact for more information! Prepare for the phone call - put your questions on paper and inform yourself about the organization and the job. This shows that you are motivated and its a chance to leave a good first impression.


A work placement in an organization should not only meet your personal needs and preferences, but the work tasks should also be relevant to your future career. These work tasks are ultimately what you will do, and where in all likelihood your learning goals are based. Organizations often list a brief description of the work involved in their internship vacancies. Some activities that you can expect, for example within a legal profession placement, are:

  • Examining records
  • legal research
  • Preparing memos and notes
  • Attending meetings

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