I have extremely enjoyed my experience at DLA Piper as constantly felt included and supported even in the most challenging aspects of the job. Although we only are interns, we could feel that the firm values us and welcomes us which ultimately makes us feel more comfortable to provide a higher quality of work and be more productive.
During the 3 weeks the firm has constantly invested in us. We were fed very well, provided allowance for lunch and sometimes dinner. DLA Piper made sure everyone was on the same footing when it came to taking part in events and enjoying our time in offices because they recognize that as students, our budget may be limited. We were introduced to some of the best and most senior lawyers and executives of the firm which was an amazing experience as well.
We have received a decent amount of guidance during the induction period which helped us settle in the offices. We also were provided with a trainee buddy that was always ready to help and answer questions, no matter how clueless they may sound. The support received by the firm, Graduate recruitment and our manager was amazing too.
I have gained a lot of skills in this internship that would help me in my studies such as ability to research more efficiently, and to structure my research tasks in a way that would show my chain of though and would be easier to understand. On another hand, I have gained so many interpersonal skills such as confidence, communication and time management that I would be able to implement in my daily activities.
The internship was amazingly well structured and this is mainly thanks to the induction period that enabled us to slowly transition into the firm's way of doing work. The induction week also provided us with an opportunity to meet interns from all 7 offices of the firm, which not only shows how collaborative DLA Piper is but also that a lot of detailed planning was put into structuring the internship.
The atmosphere of the internship was constantly light and joyful, even when the work was intense. DLA Piper made sure that everyone was taken care of and felt like they belong. What stroke me the most is how down to earth the senior members of the firm were, and how relaxed they made us feel. A lot of after-work events were organised with stroke the perfect balance between working and having fun.
The firm invested immensely in me and provided us with workshops from some of the most senior people with a lot of expertise and experience. I felt very valued and provided with an opportunity to learn so much things that I would never have had if it was not for DLA Piper's internship.
The insight showed us how lawyers balance between intense work and networking with colleagues and clients.
I was paid and reimbursed all expenses apart from by living costs which were the highest, but the pay was able to cover it.
I would absolutely recommend this internship to all of my friends. I had the best time in DLA Piper.
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Commercial Law, Corporate Law, Legal/Law
11th July 2019