The Financial Regulation Modelling Internship Programme at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School, is intended for students pursuing education in legal research, policy and governance. It is especially suitable for law students who have an interest in the application of technologies to the domain of financial law and regulation. The work will be based in Cambridge, UK.
The internship is ideally a three to six month engagement. Applicants that are looking for longer-term, paid work in this area and are legally able to live and work in the UK may wish to instead register their interest with Emmanuel Schizas.
Internship focus: financial regulation annotation
This area of work involves curating legal and regulatory documents for algorithmic training and analysis and building or maintaining semantic models of regulation across different sectors.
The required skills are legal research, including regulatory documents tracking, and legislative analysis. Familiarity with legal research tools such as LexisNexis would be beneficial, and additional knowledge about technology applications to legal systems including data analysis, and natural language processing is highly desirable.
Coding and development or quantitative data analysis skills are not required for this position, although there may be opportunities to utilise them.
Requirements and qualifications
- Working full-time in Cambridge for minimum two months.
- Either current students or recent graduates with a law or policy background.
- Achieving at least a UK 2:1 degree (or equivalent).
- Ability to take ownership and deliver on defined projects, intellectual curiosity, quick learning, self-motivated and contribute positively to teamwork.
- Selected candidates will be compensated according to individual personal circumstances or approached for longer-term working opportunities with the Centre or its partners.
- You will work with a world-leading research institute and experts in alternative finance, as well as the Centre’s network of influential collaborative partners across the world.