Work with brilliant lawyers. Develop your industry expertise. Experience life in a different culture. At DLA Piper, the possibilities are limitless.

Insight Programme

Our Insight Programme is designed to give you an overview of life at a global commercial law firm.

Our Insight Programme includes:

  • An introduction to the legal sector, DLA Piper and our practice groups
  • Interactive workshops that bring our organisation to life
  • Professional skills training including advice on how to succeed in our selection process
  • Networking events
  • The opportunity to meet with senior representatives and current trainees

Am I eligible? The Insight Programme is aimed at second year law students on a four year degree or a third year law students on a five year degree.

The Insight Programme will be hosted virtually between Tuesday 8 June - Wednesday 9 June 2021. You must be available to attend both days in full.

Applications are now closed for the 2021 programme.

Summer Internship Programme

Our paid Summer Internship is designed to give you insight to what DLA Piper is really like. Our in-person programme is four weeks in duration, commencing with an induction programme.

This induction provides an advanced introduction to the legal sector and the firms practice groups. It also builds your professional skills and workplace capability. Throughout the induction there will be opportunities to hear from and network with senior members of the firm.

During the internship, you'll spend time in two practice groups - gaining on-the-job experience and meeting a wide range of people. There is a two-way purpose to the internship, it is as much for you to assess us as it is for us to assess you.

Applications for our 2021 programme are now closed. We will open applications for our 2022 programme in September 2021.

Graduate Programme

Our Graduate Programme allows you to work at a world leading legal firm, giving you breadth in your knowledge of the law as well as the practical skills that will stay with you for your entire career.

Our Graduates are also provided a once in a lifetime opportunity when they complete our International Induction in London with their global counterparts! Experiencing a full week of inspiring key note speakers, networking events and team building activities, you’ll be leveraging our International network right from day one.

By the end of your Graduate Programme, you will emerge with a clearer understanding of where your talent and interests lie. The experience you’ll have gained – and the networks you’ll have nurtured – will provide a strong foundation for your future career at DLA Piper.


International secondments give you the opportunity to work in one of DLA Piper's overseas offices. As well as experiencing life in a different country, you’ll develop your legal knowledge in another jurisdiction and grow your professional networks across the firm.


"My secondment gave me excellent exposure. I was able to attend lots of client meetings, which is something I really wanted to do. I also loved being in a new environment and business culture. The whole experience was illuminating." – Michelle Wong, Associate


"Bangkok is a great city to live and work in. The office is mostly made up of native Thai lawyers rather than expats, so I was able to experience first-hand how commercial law matters are conducted in the country." – Eleanor Purves, Associate


"I was drawn to Singapore because it offers opportunities to be involved in deals spanning Asia, Australia and the Middle East. The experience has more than met my expectations. You’d be hard pressed to find a more welcoming, inclusive and motivated team of lawyers." – Ed Moys, Associate


"Sydney's an exciting place to be for a lawyer. It acts as the gateway to international deals across the Asia-Pacific region. I have been able to work on interesting matters, travel across the country and made some great friends along the way." – Dolapo Oshin, Associate


"I'm a coffee fan but Melbourne takes it to a whole new level. I like the culture of taking a quick mid-morning break at a local coffee shop. In the office we also have lunchtime yoga and an active social committee for office-wide events." – Hallam Lyall Grant, Associate