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Internship in Sociology of Law

15 or 30 credits

Semester 3

Students can choose between elective courses or an internship for their third semester.


During the third semester the student can choose to do an internship (15 or 30 credits). You spend 10 or 20 weeks in a relevant organisation and during this period is continuously engaged in its activities, working with qualified tasks related to sociology of law. The student is guided and supported by a supervisor appointed by the organisation in which the internship takes place.

In addition, you write an independent study of the organisation and its work practices in English, with explicit reference to earlier parts of the education within the SASOL-programme.

The internship place is chosen with the approval of the programme coordinator and should enable students to tailor the programme to suit their particular interests and to develop their own specialisation within the field of sociology of law.

RÄSN03 Sociology of Law: lnternship in Sociology of Law (30 credits)

RÄSN04 Sociology of Law: lnternship in Sociology of Law (15 credits)

Find a Place Yourself

As a student, you are responsible for finding a suitable organisation for the internship yourself, as well as financing travels and housing etc.

Possible Grant

The Erasmus placement programme provides for students studying at Lund University the opportunity to apply for a grant in view of an internship abroad (i.e. a country other than Sweden).

Who can apply?

To be eligible for the course you must have one year (60 credits) of coursework within the The Master of Science Programme in Sociology of Law (SASOL), including profile courses for the programme amounting to 30 credits and 30 credits of courses in theory of science (at least 7.5 credits) and research methods (at least 15 credits).

Q&A about the application for the internship course

How do I apply for the internship course?

  1. Log in at with your Student-account (StiL).
  2. Find the course Sociology of Law: Internship in Sociology of Law and apply for the one that interests you. Please also apply for other courses as your second priority in case you will not be able to find an internship or your application for internship would be denied. Last day for application is April 15th.
  3. Arrange your internship place and send “Application and plan for internship” to the administration at Sociology of Law Department (Studerandeexpedition, Sociology of Law Department, Lund University, Box 42, SE-221 00 Lund, Sweden) before May 15th.

Which kind of internships will be approved?

The internship will be approved if you show in the plan for internship that you are going to achieve these goals:

• demonstrate a thorough practical knowledge about activities and work procedures of the organisation where the internship takes place,

• demonstrate a deeper understanding of earlier parts of the education within the programme in relation to the tasks undertaken during the internship,

• demonstrate an ability to critically, independently formulate a research problem concerning the study of sociology of law,

• demonstrate an ability to use appropriate theories and methods in conducting applied studies,

• within given time frames, in writing communicate results of learning and research processes to different kinds of recipients.

Can I have a paid internship?

Paid internships must follow these two rules in order to be approved:

1. In your contract with the provider of your internship it should be clearly stated that you as a student take this internship as a part of your education, and this contract is not a regular employment contract. The internship should last 20 weeks.

2. You can yourself arrange the insurance for the period of your internship.

How long does the internship course last?

The internship course begins on September and ends in January. Your internship should therefore last 20 weeks of which around 80% is dedicated to completion of internship goals and around 20% is dedicated to the review and analysis of your internship.