The internship is a course which gives the student practical experience at the workplace in their area of study. Legal internship can be done in any positions related to law, including government entities (such as courts, ministries, prosecutor's office), law firms, legal departments of companies, international and EU institutitions etc. It is important that most of the activities done at the workplace are related to law. If in doubt, please ask.
In order to pass the internship course
- Find a place for internship or ask for assistance from the Law School.
- Read the internship instruction.
- Meet with the on-site internship supervisor and agree upon internship timetable and work plan (please note that for 6 ECP legal internship course the internship should last no less than 156 hours. This includes also independent work for preparation of internship report).
- After the end of the internship please submit the internship report in which you describe the workplace, your work, results and analyse how well you have achieved the learning outcomes. Include any new skills, knowledge and experiences you received (including general skills, like teamwork, client relations, working with databases, etc). The on-site internship supervisor must also present his/her evaluation.
- Submit the internship report and on-site supervisor's evaluation to the Law School using Moodle.
- Take part in internship defence (takes part once per semester in seminar form) and pass the defence.
- Register for internship in ÕIS (Application)* (can be done at any time during the semester).
* Application in ÕIS
Applications > Submission of applications > Type of application - Acceptance of practice.
If working experience is transferred, without defending the report, the invoice will be issued. In this case, application in ÕIS is different (Performances > Transfer forms > Add > please choose the Type of transfer form - Working experience). See also the RPL guide.
Frequently asked questions
I am already working on a law-related position. Can you have an internship at my workplace?
- You take account the work as work experience. In this case you do not have to participate in the internship defence, but you will need to submite an internship report and proof that you have worked (employment contract etc).
- You will use you workplace as internship. In this case we suggest to specify certain new tasks or activities for the internship. In this case the regular internship rules apply.
When should I go on internship?
How to write the internship report?
Preparing the report students:
- evaluate the aims and results of the internship;
- make a self-evaluation;
- give overview about the process of the internship and analyse how were the learning outcomes of the internship achived;
- be ready the defend the internship at public defence seminar.
Do I have to pay for internship?
How is grading organised?
There will be a pass or fail grade (non-differentiated grading) used for the internship.
Who to ask in case of questions?
Please ask your questions in the Moodle internship course forum.
Internship instructions and evaluation forms
Bachelor program HAJB
Master program HAJM