The MPIL internship programme offers the opportunity to get acquainted with research and academic legal skills in the major fields of comparative public, European, and international law to a limited number of highly motivated undergraduate and graduate students. It offers a stimulating and international working environment and the possibility of improving professional skills and networking capacities for future career paths.
Internships usually do not last less than 4 weeks and may not exceed 12 weeks. Preference is given to applications proposing longer internship periods (between 8 and 12 weeks).
Interns enrolled in a degree programme at a university will normally be reimbursed € 300 per month.
Interns’ tasks and responsibilities typically include:
- Conducting research activities in the areas of international law, comparative public law and EU law;
- Assisting in the preparation of contributions to academic meetings of the Institute;
- Writing legal summaries (cases and texts);
- Participating in the organization of workshops and conferences;
- Carrying out specifically tailored research activities (independently or jointly with their tutor);
- Assisting in research projects carried out at the Institute.
Application and Selection Process:
Applications should be submitted in English through [email protected].
Please send the following documents:
- a CV and a cover letter explaining your motivation and specific interest for applying to the Max Planck Institute, along with the suggested time and duration of your stay;
- a copy of your high school diploma (e.g. Abitur with English translation);
- a copy of your academic transcripts (with an English translation including a brief explanation of the university grading system).
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
The application deadline for the term November 2021 – April 2022 will be 1st June 2021.
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