• Skills
  • Responsibilities
  • Support & Guidance
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions

Role Description

1 week long virtual internship at DLA Piper (London office)


  • 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis.
  • Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this internship took place virtually for one week, rather than the usual 3 weeks in person. It was filled with various talks, an opportunity to network with individuals within various practice areas and a group project.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • It was great to work collaboratively with fellow interns in the group project.

  • How would you rate the training provided during your experience?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate your development of industry-specific skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate your development of personal / soft skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how these skills have helped you in your career development
  • 5/5


  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • As the internship was virtual it consisted mainly of talks, the only actual work undertaken was the group project.

  • Please rate how meaningful the work you were doing was
  • 4/5

    Support & Guidance

  • 4. How much support and guidance did you receive during your placement / internship?
  • The graduate recruitment team were always there to help with any questions.

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from your line manager?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from the wider team?
  • 5/5


  • 5. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • The culture at DLA Piper is genuinely like no other law firm that I have experienced. Every individual that I met was down to earth and genuine. The firm is extremely inclusive and has a strong focus on diversity because it is the right thing to do, not just to tick a box.

  • How would you rate the inclusiveness of the culture?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the social opportunities?
  • 2/5

  • How would you rate the diversity initiatives?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the charity, sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives?
  • 5/5

    Your Impressions

  • 6. To what extent did you enjoy your placement / internship?
  • I really enjoyed the internship. It obviously would have been better if it was in person, but the graduate recruitment team made a clear effort to ensure that we still got as similar an experience as possible.

  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on your placement / internship
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how your experience met your expectations
  • 5/5

  • Please rate the future employment prospects at DLA Piper
  • 5/5

  • 7. Would you recommend DLA Piper to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 8. What advice would you give to others applying to DLA Piper
  • Have a strong CV and make sure that you really know what the firm is about, particularly for the interview in the assessment centre.

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Internship (1-4 Months)


27th June 2021

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