Internship Programme 2023

Employment

Job Reference

220001CF

Function

Employment

Category

Lawyers

Location

Milan, Italy

Schedule

Full-time

The role

THE OPPORTUNITY

Sappiamo che stai costruendo il tuo futuro e, in DLA Piper, la nostra cultura inclusiva e solidale fa sì che la crescita personale vada di pari passo con lo sviluppo professionale. 

Il nostro Programma di Internship dura 6 mesi e ti consente di svolgere la pratica forense per l’accesso agli esami di Stato di abilitazione alla professione di avvocato e di dottore commercialista e successivamente avrai anche la possibilità di continuare il tuo percorso professionale in DLA Piper come Trainee.

Il nostro Programma di Internship prevede una sessione introduttiva dedicata che ti permetterà di acquisire una conoscenza più approfondita del settore legale e dello Studio. Ci sarà inoltre l’opportunità di ascoltare le esperienze sia dei nostri professionisti più senior che dei nostri Trainee. Durante il Programma avrai compiti e responsabilità concreti, imparando attraverso la pratica e l’osservazione, per fornire un servizio di elevata qualità al Cliente, in qualsiasi parte del mondo essi si trovino. Nello svolgere le attività ci sarà la possibilità di acquisire una visione di insieme e un bagaglio di esperienze fondamentali per costruire una brillante carriera e il tuo network.

Avrai una rete di supporto anche tramite il nostro sistema di buddy-mentor, che ti consentirà di orientarti e integrarti nel nostro network globale e ti farà da guida nel tuo percorso di crescita.

Per supportare ulteriormente la tua crescita, avrai a disposizione un piano di apprendimento attraverso la nostra DLA Piper Academy, che ti offrirà corsi strutturati per sviluppare le tue competenze tecniche e relazionali. 

Durante il Programma di Internship sarai invitato a svolgere attività in ambito pro bono; non soltanto perché riteniamo sia la cosa giusta da fare, ma anche perché questo tipo di attività contribuisce a sviluppare le tue capacità in termini di leadership, lavoro in team e comunicazione. 

A seconda della disponibilità, delle tue preferenze e dell’esito del processo di selezione, potrai entrare a far parte di uno dei nostri practice group a Roma o a Milano. Sarai coinvolto in un’ampia varietà di questioni legali e fiscali e lavorerai con colleghi di altre sedi, sia in Italia che all’estero. 

Offriamo due sessioni di Internship: 

  • Marzo 2023 – Settembre 2023
  • Settembre 2023 – Febbraio 2024

Le selezioni si svolgeranno per entrambe le nostre sedi in Italia: 

  • Milano
  • Roma

Le opportunità di Internship saranno disponibili in tutti i nostri practice group:

  • Real Estate
  • Finance, Projects & Restructuring
  • Corporate
  • Litigation & Regulatory 
  • Employment 
  • Intellectual Property & Technology
  • Tax

Candidature

Sarà possibile candidarsi per il Programma di Internship da venerdì 1 aprile 2022 e fino alle ore 18 (CET) di martedì 31 gennaio 2023.

  • Per candidarti, dovrai compilare un form indicando le tue preferenze in merito ai nostri practice group e alle nostre sedi. (Faremo il possibile per venire incontro alle preferenze individuali, anche se potrebbero esserci occasioni in cui questo non sarà possibile).
  • Ti chiederemo anche di indicare la tua media accademica e la data e il voto di laurea (effettivi oppure previsti). 
  • Anche se non strettamente necessario, per ragioni di uniformità con la nostra strategia a livello globale, preferiremmo ricevere le candidature in lingua inglese. 
  • Ti sarà anche chiesto di caricare una copia del tuo CV e un estratto dei voti degli esami universitari sostenuti. 
  • Il CV dovrà dare risalto ai traguardi raggiunti e alle tue esperienze. Non è necessario includere una lettera di presentazione. 
  • Rivediamo le candidature periodicamente, per cui ti consigliamo di candidarti prima del termine finale.

Assessment online e colloqui di valutazione

Se la tua candidatura verrà valutata positivamente verrai invitato a completare alcuni test standard online volti ad appurare le tue competenze riguardo alla conoscenza della lingua inglese e le tue capacità di ragionamento e analisi. 

A seguito dei test, potremmo invitarti a partecipare ai colloqui di valutazione. Questi si svolgeranno nel corso di una giornata e in questa occasione avrai modo di visitare i nostri uffici (se le circostanze lo permetteranno) e di incontrare i professionisti dello Studio. 

Sappiamo che ciascun individuo ha diversi punti di forza ed eventuali aree di miglioramento. Non è necessaria alcuna preparazione per la partecipazione agli assessment e al colloquio di valutazione. 

Requisiti accademici

Consideriamo candidature da parte di neolaureati e di studenti dell’ultimo anno in corso di giurisprudenza o economia, con un percorso accademico eccellente e un’ottima conoscenza della lingua inglese. 

Puoi candidarti per il Programma di Internship se sei uno studente dell’ultimo anno di corso, a condizione che non intercorrano più di 6 mesi tra la data di laurea e la data di inizio dell’Internship. 

Se ti interessa sapere cosa dicono le nostre persone in merito alla loro esperienza in DLA Piper, puoi leggere le loro opinioni al seguente link http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f50ad23c#/f50ad23c/14

Il video realizzato per l’internship Programme di DLA Piper in Italia è disponibile al seguente link https://vimeo.com/616068799

Cosa cerchiamo

Le nostre persone vengono da una diversa varietà di background: questo non solo ci consente di assistere al meglio i nostri Clienti, ci apre a prospettive uniche e differenti. 

È fondamentale che tu sia fortemente appassionato all’idea di costruire la tua carriera come avvocato o come dottore commercialista. Oltre alla passione, cerchiamo candidati che siano naturalmente curiosi, che abbiano grinta e che dimostrino di essere fortemente determinati a intraprendere un percorso di carriera in DLA Piper, in linea con i nostri Values. 

Le tue caratteristiche personali saranno parimenti importanti, utilizziamo un processo di recruitment focalizzato sul naturale talento di ciascuno e sulle leve motivazionali. Questo ci consente di comprendere le tue capacità e di capire quali sono gli aspetti che ti incentivano a sviluppare il tuo vero potenziale. 

Internship Programme DLA Piper Italy 2022-2023

DLA Piper understands that you’re building a future. Which is why we want to support you to reach your full potential, and to explore  opportunities that shape your individual career journey. At DLA Piper, our supportive culture means that personal growth goes hand in hand with professional development. 

Our internship programme spans 6 months and will support your registration for the mandatory traineeship to qualify for the bar exam  (pratica forense), or for the chartered accountant exam.  As well as this, it will provide you with the insight and experience needed  to forge a long-term successful career. 
At the end of the Internship, you'll will have the option to be assessed for a place as a trainee with us.

Our Internship Programme starts with a bespoke induction that provides an advanced introduction to the legal sector and our firm. It is also designed to  build your professional skills and behaviours, as well as your comfort working within a corporate environment. Throughout the induction there will be opportunities to hear from, and network with, senior members of the firm and our current trainees.

During your Internship you will be given real responsibilities, supporting our clients wherever they operate around the world. You will have the chance to learn through practical work and observation in a truly global firm, giving you an outstanding breadth of legal knowledge, as well as  the practical skills that will stay with you for your entire career.

With our buddy-mentor system, you will have the support network to find your feet within our global network and guide you throughout your career.

Your practical experience will see you work alongside people at all levels of the business. Learning through practice and observation, you'll discover first-hand how to deliver legal advice to our high standards.

To further support this, you will have a development plan, delivered via our DLA Piper Academy, providing structured training that will help you to develop your technical competence, behaviours and  skills. 

During your internship, you'll also be encouraged to do pro bono and community work; not only because it’s the right thing to do, but because it will develop your skills in leadership, teamwork and communication.

Depending on availability, your preference and the outcome of the selection process, you will be assigned to one of our practice groups in Rome or Milan. You will work with colleagues across Italy and our International offices, meaning that you will be involved in a broad range of legal and tax matters.

We offer two internship periods of 6 months each:

  • March 2023 – September 2023
  • September 2023 – February 2024

We will be recruiting interns into both our Italian offices:

  • Milan
  • Rome 

Opportunities will be available in the following practice groups:

  • Real Estate 
  • Finance, Projects & Restructuring
  • Corporate 
  • Litigation & Regulatory 
  • Employment 
  • Intellectual Property & Technology
  • Tax

Application 

Applications open: Friday 1st April 2022.
Application close: 18.00 (CET), Tuesday, 31st January 2023

  • To apply, you will be required to complete an application form which should include your preference  regarding our practice groups and offices.  (Please note that while we try to accommodate individuals preferences, there maybe times when this is not possible).  
  • You will also be asked to include your academic average and your actual or expected graduation date and marks. 
  • Although not essential, our preference is that applications are completed in English, in line with our internal global standards and strategy.
  • Additionally, you’ll be required to submit a copy of your CV and your graduate academic transcripts.
  • Your CV should showcase your achievements and experiences. We don’t require you to submit a cover letter as part of your application. 
  • Internship applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so you are encouraged to apply ahead of the application deadline. 

Online assessment and assessment day

Should your application be successful you will be invited to complete a few standard online tests that explore your language capabilities, as well as your reasoning and analytical skills.  

Following these tests, we may ask you to  attend an assessment day.  This day gives you the opportunity to visit our offices (circumstances allowing) and meet key members of our firm. 

You will take part in different tasks designed to give you the best opportunity to showcase your skills and personality. These includes a strengths-based interview, document analysis, a presentation and a group exercise. We feel that it is important to assess over a number of different tasks, as we recognise that everyone has different strengths and development areas. There is no preparation required before you attend the assessment day.

Academic requirements

We welcome applications from graduate and last year students in law or economics, with strong academic records and an excellent knowledge of the English language. You can apply for the programme if you are a last year student in law or economics, provided that no more than 6 months has passed between your graduation and your internship start date. 

Interested to hear what our people think about their experience at DLA Piper? You can read their opinions to the following link http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f50ad23c#/f50ad23c/14

The video on DLA Piper's Internship Programme in Italy 2022/2023 is available to the following link https://vimeo.com/616068799

What we look for

Our people come from a diverse range of backgrounds. That's what sets us apart. Not only does this allow us to serve our diverse clients better; it opens up a range of different and unique perspectives.

You should have a real passion for developing a career as a lawyer or as a tax advisor. Beyond this, we look for candidates who are naturally inquisitive, have plenty of drive, and can show a genuine commitment to pursuing a career at DLA Piper.

Your personal qualities will be important too. For our early-careers roles we utilize a strengths-based recruitment process. This allows us to build an understanding of your capabilities and the things that energize you.

ABOUT US

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.

OUR VALUES

In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:

  • Be Supportive – we are compassionate and inclusive, valuing diversity and acting thoughtfully
  • Be Collaborative – we are proactive, passionate team players investing in our relationships
  • Be Bold – we are fearless and inquisitive, challenging ourselves to think big and find creative new solutions
  • Be Exceptional – we are strategic and driven, exceeding standards and expectations

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

At DLA Piper, diversity and inclusion underpins how we live our values and everything we do.  We believe that everyone has a voice, and that everyone’s voice counts. We know that the rich diversity across our firm makes us stronger, more innovative and creative, which helps us to better serve our clients and communities. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment and culture across our global firm, where everyone can bring their authentic self to work. 

Diversity of perspective, thought, background and culture combine to make us the leading global law firm; that’s why we actively seek to build balanced teams. We welcome the unique contribution that you will bring to our firm and actively encourage applications from all talented people – however your talent is packaged, whatever your background or circumstance and regardless of how you identify.

We support anyone with a disability or long term health condition to ensure they have the opportunity to perform at their best. If you have not done so already, please let us know if you require any support so we can make the right adjustments and considerations should they be required.

AGILE WORKING

We know that people have responsibilities and interests outside of their career and that as a business, we all benefit from working flexibly. That's why we are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support requests for agile working arrangements.

PRE-ENGAGEMENT SCREENING

In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits, we will conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and references from previous employers.