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).
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.
- Free of charge
- Easy to use
- Exclusive content
- Assistance of Career Services in case of questions
- One-stop shop for all career services
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.
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Find useful resources and more on the Career Portal.
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