Join the Law & Tech Lab as a summer research intern!

Are you interested in interdisciplinary research at the intersection of law and technology? Then apply to the summer internship program 2024 of the Law & Tech Lab! 

The Internship will take place from 17 June until 8 July 2024.

Internship Program Dates

During the internship period from 17 June until 8 July 2024, each intern will work on a research project under the guidance of Maastricht Law and Tech Lab members. 

All interns will participate in the following activities:

  • 1 May: Application Deadline
  • 17 June: Orientation & Legal Research and Writing Workshop
  • 29 June: Draft report 
  • 2 July: Report conferences (to discuss peer feedback and self assessment of draft report)
  • 5 July: Final report 
  • 8 July: Research presentations  

What we offer

  • Hands-on research at the intersection of law & technology: Technology is changing the way we analyze the law, apply rules, and even draft new regulations. This internship gives you a unique insight into how technology is changing all legal professions and empowers you to leverage technology in your legal studies and future professions.
  • Mentoring activities and supportive network: During your internship, you will work closely with researchers at the Law & Tech Lab and become part of a vibrant community of peers interested in understanding how technology is and can shape law and policy making. This community will enrich your academic studies and support you in your future endeavors (e.g., through thesis supervision, reference letters, and network). 
  • We will offer interns support for obtaining credits for extracurricular activities or individualized self-designed course content for the work they perform during their internship if they so choose. However, please be aware that we cannot guarantee that these credits will be awarded. It will ultimately be up to the students to follow the rules for obtaining credits.


We encourage applicants who meet the following criteria to apply:

  • Currently enrolled as a student at Maastricht University
  • Interest in law & technology and academic writing 
  • Fluent in English
  • Commitment to be onsite at the Law and Tech Lab during the 3-week Internship
  • Background in background in either law, data science, or political science, preferred.


You can apply for the 2024 Summer Internship using this application. We will review applications on a rolling basis beginning in March.


'I really enjoyed participating in the Law and Tech internship! From the project to the people, it was academically and personally an enriching experience.'
- Kimmy Shah

''This internship at the Law & Tech Lab has provided me with a great window of opportunity to immerse myself in interdisciplinary research. Lab's emphasis on the intersection of cutting edge applications of data science and the black letter of the law has broadened and solidified my understanding of what can be achieved in academia.''
- Cem Erbay

"The internship gives students a practical look into current legal problems and innovatory solutions, while providing valuable experience in research methodology and planning."
- Otso Karttunen

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