2020 Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law Internship Program
Deadline: December 1, 2019.
The Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law is a leading institution in the fields of international law, comparative public law, and European law and represents one of the most vibrant intellectual communities on the European and global scene
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.
Interns will be assigned to a MPIL research fellow who will be their tutor during the entirety of their stay. They will be involved in the tutor’s specific research projects as well as in the academic life of the Institute. At the beginning of the internship, the intern and the tutor will set up an education plan.
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.
To be eligible for this programme applicants must
- be enrolled in a full-time undergraduate or graduate university level course during their proposed period of internship, preferably in law or related disciplines (e.g. international relations, European affairs, philosophy, social and political sciences), PhD candidates are not eligible for the MPIL internship programme, please visit the site Visiting Scholars;
- be among the top students of their degree programme, with demonstrated research and drafting skills;
- be fluent in written and oral English (C1 Level); knowledge of other EU languages, and German in particular, will be an asset;
- be computer literate.
Interns enrolled in a degree programme at a university will normally be reimbursed € 300 per month.
Applications should be submitted in English through firstname.lastname@example.org.
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).