Student Interns and Rechtsreferendare

The Institute offers outstanding law students and Rechtsreferendaren (lawyers-in-training) the opportunity to gain insight into academic work at a research institution. To this end, applications are always welcome from law stu­dents enrolled at a university who would like to do an internship (practicum) at the Institute as well as from Rechts­referendare who would like to spend the elective station of their training (Wahlstation) here. In addition, the Department of Criminology invites excellent students of criminology, psychology, or sociology to apply for intern­ships.

A keen in­terest in crim­in­al law, pub­lic law or crim­in­o­logy is re­quired and should be demon­strated in your ap­plic­a­tion by ref­er­ence to oth­er in­tern­ships, high grades, oth­er activ­it­ies or ex­per­i­ence in this area, etc. Good know­ledge of Ger­man and Eng­lish as well as ba­sic com­puter skills are fur­ther as­sets.

Please sub­mit your ap­plic­a­tion to ca­

Please in­clude the fol­low­ing items in your ap­plic­a­tion:

  1. Let­ter of ap­plic­a­tion in­dic­at­ing wheth­er you are ap­ply­ing for an open po­s­i­tion at the In­sti­tute or wheth­er you are inter­ested in an in­tern­ship (stu­dent) or elect­ive sta­tion (Recht­s­ref­er­endar/in). Please men­tion wheth­er the in­tern­ship will take place be­fore, dur­ing, or after gradu­ation from your uni­versity. Your let­ter should in­clude the fol­low­ing inform­a­tion:
    ● CV in tab­u­lar form
    ● Uni­versity tran­scripts
    ● Copy of high school dip­loma, A-levels, or equi­val­ent
    ● Cop­ies of proof of com­pleted course­work and pre­vi­ous in­tern­ships (stu­dents) or cer­ti­fic­a­tion of pre­vi­ous elect­ive sta­tions (Recht­s­ref­er­endar/in)
    ● In­form­a­tion about your skills in the Ger­man lan­guage
    ● Con­firm­a­tion of the ex­am­in­a­tion of­fice of your uni­versity that the in­tern­ship is man­dat­ory and that an in­tern­ship at the Max Planck In­sti­tute for the Study of Crime, Se­cur­ity and Law would ful­fill this re­quire­ment (see doc­u­ments, right side of this page, use either Ger­man or Eng­lish ver­sion)
    ● Com­pleted ap­plic­a­tion form (see right side of this page)

  2. In ad­di­tion, please in­dic­ate the time peri­od that you would like to spend at the In­sti­tute. As a rule, a stay of at least four weeks is re­com­men­ded. As in­tern­ships at the Max Planck In­sti­tute are in high de­mand, we ask those in­ter­ested to ap­ply ap­prox­im­ately six months pri­or to the be­gin­ning of the planned in­tern­ship.
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