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The mentor helps the student to feel at home with the study programme and informs the student about all kinds of aspects of the study. In the beginning of the year, the mentor meetings will focus on getting to know each other and the study programme. In time, this focus shifts to career orientation, to better guide students in the next step after completing the Master's.

What you will be doing

As a mentor you will guide two or more groups of 15-20 students during the entire academic year 2021-2022. You organise several mentor meetings of one to one and a half hours each, focusing on themes that are relevant to the students at that time. You will be supported by a study/career advisor, who will design and coordinate the content of the programme. Do you have an affinity with guiding students in their studies and careers and would you like to show them the way? Then the student mentorship is something for you.

Your tasks will consist of:

  • organising, preparing and giving several mentor meetings during the academic year and thinking along about a good interpretation of the entire programme;
  • introducing new Master's students to their studies;
  • act as an accessible contact point for practical issues (e.g. schedules or choosing subjects);
  • signalling problems or bottlenecks that require the assistance of a tutor or study advisor.

What we ask of you

If you are the ideal candidate:

  • you are a senior Master's student or have just graduated with a Dutch Master's degree in Tax Law or International and European Tax Law from the Amsterdam Law School of the UvA;
  • you enjoy working with (other) Master's students, are enterprising and enthusiastic;
  • you are good at coaching and empathising with Master's students;
  • you are inventive and have good communication skills;
  • you are available for the instruction session for mentors on Monday 30 August in the afternoon;
  • in principle, you are available until June 2022 for 5 meetings (+ preparation) per group per year (a total of 40 hours for two groups) which will partly take place during the day and which you can partly plan yourself.

What we offer you

We offer a varied and challenging job in an ambitious organisation. The employment contract is on call for 40 hours for the period from 29 August 2021 to 1 July 2022. The salary is €16.19 gross per hour if you are still studying (scale 6, step 1, equivalent to SA) and €18.35 for alumni (scale 8, step 1). 

You can mail your letter of application to S.J. (Suzanne) Mol-Verver at This is possible until 22 August 2021. 

About us

With over 5,000 students and 500 staff, the Amsterdam Law School at the University of Amsterdam is one of the largest law faculties in the Netherlands. The faculty offers Dutch Bachelor's programmes in Law, Tax Law and – together with two other faculties – the English programme Politics, Psychology, Law and Economics (PPLE). In addition, it offers 19 master's degree programmes with different variants. The faculty's research takes place in a variety of research groups, programmes and centres. The faculty has an international profile and adopts a social approach to law.

Teaching and research are carried out by the 6 departments of the faculty: General Law, Labour and Information Law, International and European Public Law, PPLE, Private Law and Public Law.

The University of Amsterdam is the largest university in the Netherlands and offers the broadest range of courses. An intellectual hub with 34,000 students, 6,000 staff members and 3,000 PhD students. Connected by a culture of curiosity.