Work with brilliant lawyers. Develop your industry expertise. Experience life in a different culture. At DLA Piper, the possibilities are limitless.
Our 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 a week-long 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.
You'll spend weeks two to four of the Summer Internship undertaking work experience placements across two of our practice groups in the Hong Kong office. Before you start on the programme we'll ascertain and try to allocate your placements based on your preferences.
At the end of the Summer Internship, you'll be assessed for training contract place in the Hong Kong office.
Applications open: Monday 6 September 2021.
Applications close: 17.00 (HKT), Friday 31 December 2021.
Summer Internship applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. You are encouraged to apply ahead of the application deadline. Assessment centres for the Summer Internship will place take in mid-February.
During your training contract you’ll experience four, six month rotations throughout our eight different practice groups, 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.
All vacancies for our 2022 and 2023 training contracts have been filled and as a result, we will not be opening for applications this year.
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