Your future

Develop your legal expertise. Sharpen your commercial focus. Become a trusted adviser to clients around the globe.

Summer Internship

Our Summer Internship is designed to give you an insight into what DLA Piper is like. The programme is three weeks in duration, commencing with a week-long induction programme in our London office. The induction programme gives students the opportunity to hear from our senior leaders, to participate in professional skills training, to attend networking events and to participate in responsible business activities.

Students spend the second and third weeks of the Summer Internship undertaking work experience placements across two of our practice groups in their chosen office location.

Practice groups

Corporate Employment Finance & Projects Intellectual Property & Technology Litigation & Regulatory Real Estate Restructuring Tax

Learning and development

All our people have access to formal training courses – ranging from technical courses, business, systems and skills training, to continuing legal education.

Our award-winning International Career Academies provide our lawyers with an opportunity to learn and enhance professional skills at key stages of their careers, while developing their internal networks across the firm.

Diversity and inclusion

Diversity and inclusion are an everyday part of who we are and what we do. We’re a global firm with diverse clients and we know our clients expect us to represent the communities in which we work and value our advice on both local and global markets. Diversity isn’t just about visible differences, it’s the unique blend of talents, experiences and perspectives that make you who you are and we pride ourselves on having a culture and environment where everyone is valued for being themselves. We believe that embracing and championing the diversity of our individuals is one of our greatest strengths. We seek the best people from a range of backgrounds and experiences, to create our high performing teams that provide our clients with the exceptional service they expect.

If you're interested in becoming part of our global firm where you can bring your whole self to work, we look forward to hearing from you.

Find out more information about Diversity and Inclusion at DLA Piper.

Colleagues from across our global offices come together to show their support for IDAHOT (International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia)

More than just work

As a member of the firm, you will have opportunities to take part in social events, join our sports teams and fundraise for the charity of your choice.

Perfect recipe for UNICEF

Our UK offices collaborated to produce a DLA Piper UNICEF cook book. It contained 59 recipes from employees, clients and high-profile figures and all proceeds were donated to UNICEF.

Trailwalker Challenge

Three teams from our New Zealand office successfully completed the Oxfam Trailwalker Challenge. Going to epic lengths for a great cause, they traversed 50km or 100km in difficult conditions.

Race for the Cure

Our Rome office took part in the Race for the Cure in Rome, in support of the cancer charity Susan G. Komen Italy. The 5km race was the culmination of three days of events around the Circus Maximus.

Good turn for Marie Curie

The IPT team in Birmingham got their hands dirty for a good cause. Spending a day in the compost, they did some voluntary gardening work for the Marie Curie hospice in Solihull.

Trekking the Larapinta Trail

Ten female volunteers took up the challenge to walk into the centre of Australia, organised by LAW, DLA Piper's Leadership Alliance for Women to raise money for Indigenous Community Volunteers.

Cycle for UNICEF

Around 20 offices across Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand compete in the UNICEF Cycle Challenge, raising funds for child justice.

Law Ski

A team of 16 Aussie DLA Piper skiers and boarders competed at the LAW SKI event in Thredbo, with around 300 other lawyers from other major law firms, barristers chambers and corporates.