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Ready to shape your future with DLA Piper? Here’s everything you need to know about the next steps.

What we look for

Our people come from a diverse range of backgrounds. That's what sets us apart. By opening up a range of difference and unique perspectives, allows us to service our clients better.

You will need a strong academic record, and a real passion for developing a career as a lawyer. But it goes further than that…

Among other things, we'll be looking for candidates who are naturally inquisitive, have plenty of drive, and can show a genuine commitment to their chosen career path.

By bringing your authentic self to work every day, you'll have an instinct ability to build relationships with peers, colleagues and clients alike.

Application timeline

Apply online

You apply for the Summer Internship via our website.

Watson Glaser test

If your initial application is successful, you will be invited to complete the Watson Glaser critical thinking test

Assessment day

You participate in a series of exercises and an interview.

Internship Programme


Application Information 

Academic requirements

Degree: All degree disciplines are considered

Application dates

Internship Programme

Applications Open: Monday, 2 December 2019

Providing your academic history

When submitting your education, please refer to official examination results and degree transcripts to ensure no errors are made. You will be asked to provide all copies of transcripts during the recruitment process.

Mitigating circumstances

We will take any mitigating circumstances relating to your academic record into consideration, provided they have been submitted and approved by your examination board or the relevant examining body. Please provide full details of your mitigating circumstances within the application form, ensuring you provide written proof from the relevant academic institution and verification by a third party such as your doctor or tutor. 

Accessibility

If you require adjustments at any stage of our application process please contact our Graduate Recruitment team (graduaterecruitment@dlapiper.com).

Our team will then contact you to understand how we can support you in your application.