Intern at DLA Piper

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Duration
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Region
Edinburgh Scotland
Review Date
Salary
Less than £ 10,000
Roles
Corporate Law Employment Law Human Rights Law Intellectual Property Law Legal/Law Private Client Law

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9.1/10

About You
8.5
The Organisation
9.2
Everything Else

9.8

About You

Role Description

Summer virtual vacation scheme

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

A welcome experience during a trying time. The 2020 virtual internship gave us a valuable insight into life at DLA Piper, taking us through the work each department does.

9/10

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

The graduate recruitment team we’re very enthusiastic about their jobs, despite the frustrating effect that technology can have. Dominique helped the interns to interact and gel.

8/10

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

We always knew where we to be at a certain time in terms of zoom calls. And if we had any queries graduate recruitment replied promptly.

10/10

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

Given the nature of a virtual internship, there is only so much you can learn. From the individuals we spoke to, it was apparent that networking and staying true to DLA Pipers core values is fundamental in building a career at the firm.

7/10

The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

Rigidly structured to a tee, while allowing for flexibility where necessary. There were scheduled activities with ample break time in between too.

10/10

6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

I think at first everyone was a little apprehensive, but grew more comfortable as time went on.

8/10

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

The firm insured a star studded lineup of keynote speakers including managing partners as well as current trainees.

8/10

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?

The weeks internship really made me aware of the firms values and how they look in practice vis-a-vis their pro bono work for example.

10/10

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

Again, the firms ethical values and culture was made abundantly clear.

10/10

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

The weeks virtual internship completely sold me, hook, line and sinker. I was already pretty keen on DLA Piper given our mutual interest in Human Rights, however, the image that was portrayed of DLA’s approach to staff collaboration and the hierarchy was what really sold the firm to me.

9/10

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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?

9/10

13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

On the first night there was a ‘pub quiz’ hosted by a group of current DLA Piper trainees via zoom.

10/10

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

Yes we were informed about the various initiatives, groups and events DLA Piper operate for staff to get involved in.

10/10

15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

I would highly recommend DLA Pipers internship as an alternative to conventional vacation schemes. The demands are of course still high, but the casual atmosphere and fun activities really helps DLA Piper stand out, and it is representative of how they see themselves as a firm; casual, collaborative, considerate but exceptional.

10/10

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