Be a Trainee at the IT Law Programme!
The IT Law Programme benefits from the diverse background and experiences of the School of Law and its students at the University of Tartu. The programme gathers the most competent people who envision their future being connected to the complex area at the intersection of law and technology.
In order to enhance our team as well as spread the word about the vision and approaches implemented in the IT Law Programme, we have launched a partnership with the European Law Students’ Association (ELSA). This has opened the opportunity for you, as a law student or a young lawyer from abroad, to become a trainee at the IT Law Programme within the framework of Student Traineeship Exchange Programme (STEP).
We invite you to follow this roadmap if you want to become a Trainee at the IT Law Programme:
- Become a member of ELSA in your country. Check it out, it is easy http://elsa.org/membership/how-to-join/!
- Check the available traineeships at http://step.elsa.org/. The positions are open twice a year – usually in the beginning of November and again in the end of April. The application period is approximately one month. Follow the news from ELSA to know the exact dates.
- Fill out the application form online. The form consists of your general information, a self-estimation of your knowledge in different areas of law and languages, your CV and a motivation letter. Following the submission, a confirmation e-mail is sent to you.
- Be in contact with the local ELSA STEP officer. There is a person responsible for traineeships in each ELSA group. Don’t be shy to ask him/her questions. Detailed information is provided on STEP portal http://step.elsa.org/
Your tasks at the IT Law Programme will include research on secure e-services, data protection and international cyber security. As a trainee you will also be involved in drafting memos and articles in these fields. Additionally, you are invited to participate in the workshops and conferences organised together with our partners in the IT sector and academia.
The usual duration of the traineeship is two months. During this period we recruit our trainees as Student Fellows of the IT Law Programme, which means that you are free to attend lectures and acquire legal and technical skills together with the enrolled students.
Trainees may opt for living in student dormitories and attend all student events.
We wish you the best of luck in your application process and hope to see you in Tartu!