Summer Internship 2024


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Early Careers


Antwerpen, Belgium
Brussels, Belgium



The role

Are you eager to discover the life of a lawyer at a leading global business law firm? 

Our Summer Internship is designed to give you an insight into what life at DLA Piper is really like. 

We pride ourselves on giving our Summer Interns a truly unique experience. We aim to give you the tools and experience to prepare you to a successful career in law. That means combining learning with experience and giving you the opportunity to work with people at all levels of our business.

Your internship will start with an induction, which will allow you to meet new people and hear from senior members of the firm, as well as our current Summer Interns and Associates. You will discover more about the firm’s practice groups and sectors, our approach to radical change and technology, as well as diversity, equity and inclusion. 

During the one-month internship, you will gain experience one of our practice groups where you will have the opportunity to work alongside our lawyers and our clients and learn through practical work and observation. 

Our Summer Internship takes place between July and September, and we will allocate you to a practice group of your preference. Your internship will allow you the opportunity to explore your interests and make informed career choices, enabling you to discover your potential. 

Our practice groups are as follows:

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


To apply, we require you to meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • You are currently a Master of Law at a Belgian university. For internship opportunities in EU Competition law, Global Trade, or Governmental Affairs, a Belgian degree is not mandatory; we welcome Master of Law students from within the EU
  • You maintain a strong academic track record (distinction), with consistently high achievements throughout your educational journey
  • You are fluent in English, and either Dutch or French

What we look for
We look for candidates with the skills to enable success within their legal career. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Motivation to work and starting to build your career in the legal industry.
  • Connecting with others to create long lasting relationships.
  • Eagerness to learn and grow
  • Adapting your approach depending on the situation and in the face of any setbacks
  • Alignment to our values

How apply
When submitting your application, please submit the following documents:

  • Your CV
  • A motivation letter with indication of two practices of preference 
  • Your academic transcripts (Bachelor and Master)

Please note that any missing documents may delay the processing of your application. 


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.