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

2021 Ireland Insight Programme

Our award winning, Insight Programme is open to both law and non-law students. It's designed to give you an insight into life at a global commercial law firm.

Our Insight Programme includes:

  • An insight to the legal sector, DLA Piper and our practice groups
  • Interactive workshops that bring our organisation to life
  • Professional skills training
  • The opportunity to hear from senior representatives and current trainees

Through participating in our 2021 Ireland Insight Programme you will have the opportunity to be assessed early for the firm's 2022 Summer Internship.

Am I eligible? The Insight Programme is aimed at first year students on a three year course or second year students on a four year course. The programme runs in the Easter academic break.

Applications for our 2021 Ireland Insight Programme are now closed. Applications for our 2022 programme will open in November 2021.

Summer Internship Programme

Our award-winning, paid Summer Internship is designed to give you insight to what DLA Piper is really like. Our in-person programme is three weeks in duration, commencing with a week-long induction programme held at our London office.

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.

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

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.

All vacancies for our 2021 and 2022 training contracts have been filled and as a result, we will not be opening for applications this year.