Insight Programme 2024 – Ireland

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Early Careers


Dublin 2, Ireland
London, United Kingdom



The role


Discover what it truly means to be a part of a global law firm with our Insight Programme, where you’ll get the chance to immerse yourself in practical workshops, panel discussions and much more. 

The DLA Piper Insight Programme brings together university students from any degree discipline from across the UK and Ireland who are interested in finding out more about a career in Law. 

Your time with us: 

Our programme includes: 

  • Information sessions about DLA Piper, our practice groups and our global scale in the legal sector
  • An interactive case study that brings the job of a Lawyer to life
  • Professional skills training and advice on how to excel in the selection process for an internship
  • The opportunity to meet our people; our senior representatives and current trainees

Furthermore, upon completion you will qualify for a priority application to our Summer Internship Programme at any of our participating international offices. (Note, you will require the right to work for the duration of the Summer Internship at your chosen office).  


  • If you are studying a law degree: you can apply for the programme if you are a first-year student on a three-year course, or a second-year student on a four-year course
  • If you are studying a non-law degree: you can apply for the programme if you are in your second-year on a three year course, or a third-year student on a four year course
  • We welcome applications from any degree discipline
  • You are only able to apply once per year and cannot apply if you have submitted an application for a Summer Internship

What we look for: 
In addition to the eligibility criteria, we look for those with the skills that will enable success at DLA Piper and within a legal career. These include, but are not limited to: 

  • Motivation to work in the legal industry and start your career with us
  • A desire to learn more, proactively seeking opportunities to do so
  • Taking pride in every aspect of your work, where no detail is too small
  • Connecting with others to create long lasting relationships
  • Adapting your approach depending on the situation and in the face of any setbacks

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers and business service professionals 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.

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

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 recognise 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.

In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits and where relevant, 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 work-related references.