After the completion of the scheduled lectures, students are required to take a 6-8 week (min. 32 hours per week, or equivalent) mandatory internship in an institution of their own choosing that deals with either Air or Space Law (airline, airport, space business, law firm, civil aviation or other governmental authority or international organization). The purpose of the internship is to provide the student with experience of the practical application of theoretical knowledge he or she has already acquired and to acquire professional skills and knowledge. The internship aims at further enhancing their capacity to apply the acquired knowledge, research and practical skills in a professional environment, building upon the integrative insight and understanding developed in the last term.
During the internship, students experience and often contribute to the implementation of regulations and policies of air and space law in practice, and train their research, writing, presentation, communication and teamwork skills. At the end of the internship, students are requested to submit an internship report signed by their internship supervisor.
International Institute of Air and Space Law (IIASL)
Law School, Leiden University,
Steenschuur 25, 2311 ES Leiden, Netherlands
P.O. Box 9520, 2300 RA Leiden, Netherlands
Phone : +31 71 527 8081
Methods of instruction
Students are, as part of their training and networking skills, required to find themselves an internship position, with the assistance of the Institute staff when necessary. Often they will do so by approaching guest lecturers or senior officials during field trips to the European organizations and institutions.
The assignment is concluded with a report.
Note: blended learning students are exempted from the obligation to do an internship
Master degree in law