[Register Your Interest] Summer Internship - 2021 Intake at DLA Piper

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Central London and City North West Republic of Ireland Scotland West Midlands Yorkshire and Humberside
Birmingham, Dublin, Edinburgh, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester and Sheffield
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Summer Internship - 2021 Intake

We provide cutting-edge learning and development programmes, and an opportunity to work alongside some of the best legal minds around.

We are offering internship opportunities across our eight offices in the UK and Ireland:

  • Birmingham
  • Dublin
  • Edinburgh
  • Leeds
  • Liverpool
  • London
  • Manchester
  • Sheffield

As an intern, you can expect a varied experience both in and outside the office. You will work in a creative, dynamic environment with some of the best legal professionals in the world, gaining first-hand experience doing real legal work.

The internship is three weeks in duration, commencing with a week-long induction programme in the firm's London office. The induction programme will give you the opportunity to hear from the firm's senior leaders, to participate in professional skills training, to attend networking events and to participate in responsible business activities.

You will spend the second and third weeks of the internship undertaking work experience placements in two of the firm's practice groups. The internship also has daily practice group insight sessions and thought leadership seminars.

All 2021 Interns will automatically be assessed for a 2023 Graduate position (training contract). You must apply for an internship in the office you intend to start your career as a graduate.

We welcome applications from international students. If you are an international student, please review the following and ensure you meet the application criteria. If you do not meet the application criteria below, your application will be unsuccessful:

  • Tier 4 student visa
  • Penultimate year of a 3-year law undergraduate degree


  • Final year of a non-law undergraduate degree

About DLA Piper

At DLA Piper, we believe great businesses can make a better world. That's why, every day, we help our clients succeed. Bold thinking and trusting relationships are at the heart of our work, helping clients embrace change and seize opportunities. Together, we can make business better.

Our ten sector groups cover the full range of business law services. Clients include multinationals, emerging companies, public sector bodies and governments. Across the two leading legal directories, we have over 1900 lawyer rankings, and over 900 practice group/sector rankings.

Through our global non-profit initiative, we contributed over 200,000 pro bono hours in 2018 alone, supporting under-served regions on access to justice, social and economic development, and women’s advancement. We have also pledged USD 6.5 million to UNICEF to improve child justice.

Our people are the heart of our business. By making diversity and inclusion core principles, we foster a culture of mutual respect, where everyone is valued as an individual.