2023 UK Summer Internship

Other

Job Reference

2200011S

Function

Other

Category

Early Careers

Location

London, United Kingdom

Schedule

Full-time

The role

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2023 UK SUMMER INTERNSHIP

DLA Piper is one of the world’s leading business law firms. With over 90 offices in more than 40 countries, we provide seamless local and cross-border advice. We believe great businesses can make a better world. That's why, every day, at DLA Piper, we help our clients succeed.

At DLA Piper, our progressive mindset challenges conventions and evolves our global legal offering into broader advisory services and new business areas. Through our deep industry knowledge, technological solutions, and diversity of thought and experience, clients embrace change and seize opportunities.

Our ten sector groups cover the full range of business law services. Clients include multinationals, startups, public sector bodies and governments. 

Our entrepreneurial and supportive culture promotes bold, ambitious thinking and a warm, empathetic approach. Trusting, collaborative relationships with clients and each other are at the heart of everything we do.

OUR OPPORTUNITIES

We provide cutting-edge learning and development programmes, and an opportunity to work alongside some of the best legal minds around.

We are offering internship opportunities across five UK offices:

  • Birmingham
  • Edinburgh
  • Leeds
  • London
  • North West (Liverpool & Manchester combined programme)

As an intern, you can expect a varied experience both in and outside the office. You will work in a creative, dynamic environment with some of the best legal professionals in the world, gaining first-hand experience doing real legal work.

The internship is three weeks in duration, commencing with a week-long induction programme in the firm's London office. The induction programme will give you the opportunity to hear from the firm's senior leaders, to participate in professional skills training, to attend networking events and to participate in responsible business activities.

You will spend the second and third weeks of the internship undertaking work experience placements in two of the firm's practice groups. The internship also has daily practice group insight sessions and thought leadership seminars.

All 2023 Interns will automatically be assessed for a 2025 Graduate position (training contract). You must apply for an internship in the office you intend to start your career as a graduate.

We welcome applications from international students. If you are an international student, please review the following and ensure you meet the application criteria. If you do not meet the application criteria below, your application will be unsuccessful:

  • You must hold an appropriate visa (for example, Student Visa (if out of term time)) that will allow you to work full time and complete a three week placement during late June / early July 2023.  

Apply now and be part of our future.

Application closing date: Friday 30 December 2022, 17:00 (GMT).

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.