Summer Associate Programme 2024


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Early Careers


Bucharest, Romania



The role

  • Do you want to acquire technical knowledge in your favourite area of law?
  • Do you enjoy interacting with and learning from professionals?
  • Are you interested in developing essential skills such as time management, organization, adaptability and teamwork?

If you are a IIIrd year law student, looking to start your career and make a valued contribution, take this fantastic opportunity to join DLA Piper Summer internship programme, taking place between 15 July and 13 September 2024.

You will be part of an inclusive, approachable and supportive team with a global mind-set, celebrating our international coverage and delivering the highest standard of legal advice and service excellence across borders.

Find out more about how to start your career with us!


Alumni of our Summer internship programme have always been highly talented people who can demonstrate an affinity with our values. You are a strong candidate if, among others:

  • you have successfully passed all your exams with very good grades
  • you have solid legal knowledge
  • you have good command of general English (verbal and written)
  • you have enthusiasm to learn and develop oneself
  • you are creative, pro-active, flexible and a team player with a positive ‘can do’ attitude
  • you are looking to work in a dynamic, yet demanding context


DLA Piper Summer Internship is an excellent chance for training, learning and development, as well as a genuine opportunity to experience a wide range of work and clients in a friendly, supportive and motivating environment. By attending our programme, you will have the opportunity to:

  • experience the working environment in a top tier business law firm
  • work co-operatively in a team, sharing information and knowledge
  • improve communication, client relations, and team-working skills
  • learn how to provide a professional, quality service in a timely manner, and respond effectively to requests from internal and external clients
  • develop a flexible mindset by working in multi-jurisdictional ongoing projects for clients from various business sectors


If you are interested in applying for the Summer Associate Programme, please make sure you upload the CV (including previous internships), transcript of your grades and motivation letter in which you mention your legal areas of interest. All documents should be in English and uploaded individually (word and pdf format).

For any other queries, please refer to

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. 
Our Bucharest office has continuously grown over 15 years, reaching a mature team of 50 internationally trained Romanian lawyers and tax consultants, including 10 partners, able to handle complex legal and tax matters, combining local industry knowledge with international experience built on cross-border projects, featuring 10 strong practice areas and 10 focus sectors.


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.


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.