HR Intern at Shearman & Sterling LLP

Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
London Central London and City
Review Date
Less than £ 10,000
Administration/Secretarial Employment Law


About You
The Organisation
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About You

Role Description

Managed research projects, assisted colleagues with daily tasks, offered ideas in meetings on Diversity & Inclusion and helped out individual HR officers with their different tasks.

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

It was a fantastic internship that gave me an ample insight into HR and a law firm. Everyone was super friendly and I was included in team nights out. The biggest learning curve of my time with Shearman was the intern project, which involved balancing a large project with work duties. I learnt a lot about diversity and inclusion and was given the responsibility of managing my own research project.


2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?

Every single person in the team was friendly and helpful, and always available to answer questions. The general office culture was fantastic and I got to know many other members of different teams, such as the Legal PA's.


3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?


4. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and information you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?

The intern project took up a lot of my time, which filled the low-level periods of work.


The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?


6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

It was an incredible opportunity to be in such a professional environment, surrounded by such intelligent and interesting people.


7. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?

Really fun - everyone made an effort to know you and were always helpful. The cookies in the meeting rooms were great too.


8. To what extent did the insight help you to understand what it would be like to have a full time role with the company or firm?

Very organised. I liked the fact we had a month timetable so we could look forward to things in the weeks to come.


9. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?

Incredibly so. We had workshops on personal branding, commercial awareness, focus groups etc. I learnt a great deal from these.


10. How valuable was the content in helping you to decide on your future career path?

I got a lot of advice from senior managers and my colleagues, which I have put into great use today!


Other Information

11. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?

12. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?

Summer party, helped with a book launch and the intern project.


13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

I went to a Legal Networking Evening!


14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?

The interns and I always went somewhere after work!


15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

They organised a social for us each week, which was a great opportunity to get to know the team and the other interns.