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Internships Faculty of Law

Last updated on 24 April 2023
During your internship or graduation project you will gain relevant work experience and show that you can apply the knowledge and skills that you have acquired during your studies in practice.

The degree programs within the Faculty of Law do not have a compulsory internship, except for the master's degree in Corporate Law at the Zuidas. Although an internship is not mandatory in most cases, you are encouraged to do an internship. In general, you take the initiative for an internship yourself.

If you have a specific study-related question (e.g. you want to receive credits for your internship) about internship, please contact your programme's internship coordinator.  

Information about internship and contact details

  • International Business Law

    Internship coordinator: mr. dr. R. (Rik) Mellenbergh


    Tel: +31 20 59 83309

    Location: IN 3A-46

    Persoonlijke webpagina

  • International Crimes and Criminology

    Internship coordinator: J. (Joris) van Wijk


  • Law and Politics of International Security

     Internship coordinator: prof. dr. W.G. (Wouter) Werner


    Tel: +31 20 59 86306

    Location: IN 2A-70

    Persoonlijke webpagina 

  • Notarial Law

    Internship coordinator: mr A.J. van der Kuyl 


    Tel: +31 20 59 88765

  • Master of Law

     Internship coordinators Law

  • Law in Society

    Internship coordinator: I. C. Ciobanasu


    Tel: +31 20 598 3289 

  • Career Services

    You can contact Career Services for guidance and advice with regards to internships, your career and the labour market. For example, you can have your CV and cover letter checked or schedule an internship advice session. Please check the Career Portal for more information.

    Please see below for more information about the Career Portal. Also check out our internship tips & tricks under Internships: tips & tricks.

    In case you have specific study related or practical questions with regards to internships (e.g. how to obtain credits for internships etc.), please contact the internship coordinator of your study programme for more information (see above).

    Career Portal

    An internship can be a valuable experience to complement your study programme. The Faculty of Law developed the Career Portal, our online platform, to help our students prepare for their career during their studies. The Career Portal is only accessible to law students of VU Amsterdam. This means you have access to exclusive content. You will find all sorts of useful resources on the Career Portal, from tips on how to write the perfect application, to practical information, and to interviews with alumni. Additionally, you can also schedule an individual appointment with one of our Career Officers on subjects such as career coaching, mock interview, CV and cover letter check, and LinkedIn check. Finally, you will stay informed about all our events and workshops through the Career Portal. Start enjoying the benefits of the Career Portal right away – you can log in using your VUnetID and explore the site, or alternatively download the mobile app.

    The benefits:

    • Free of charge
    • Easy to use
    • Exclusive content
    • Assistance of Career Services in case of questions
    • One-stop shop for all career services

    Get started:

    Visit the Career Portal in an internet browser or download the app:

    Log in using your VUnetID and create your own profile. Explore and discover events, workshops, and useful resources or schedule an appointment with one of the Career officers.

    Internships: tips & tricks

    When you wish to do an internship during your studies, you will need to find an internship placement yourself. Please take into consideration that finding an internship placement may take a few months. Therefore start your search in time! Before you actually start looking for internships, it is advisable to thoroughly think about the type of internship you're looking for, at what type of company you'd like to be an intern, and lastly what you would like to learn during your internship.

    But how do you increase your prospects once you have found a good internship placement? There are several ways in which you can improve your chances of being invited for an interview. Key is to make yourself stand out. Emphasise your distinguishing qualities on your CV:

    • Be an active member of a study-, sports-, and/or student association
    • Side job
    • Voluntary work
    • Help during Bachelor/Master Open Days
    • Other extra-curricular activities such as the honours programme

    To help you navigate the process of obtaining an internship, we have some relevant information on the subject in the Career Portal. Additionally, you can always schedule an appointment with one of our Career Officers in case you need advice or when you would like to have your CV and cover letter checked for an internship application. You can schedule appointments for Internship Advice or CV and Cover Letter Check through the Career Portal.

    Please contact the internship coordinator of your degree programme for more practical information such as how to obtain credits for your internship (see above).

    Contact Career Services Faculty of Law



    The career officers will gladly help you with your career during an individual appointment, free of charge.

    Schedule an appointment

    Career Portal

    Find useful resources and more on the Career Portal.


    Follow us (Career ServicesRechtsgeleerdheid VU) on LinkedIn for the latest Career Services news and to stay informed on all developments in terms of your career.

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