The internship gave insight into DLA Piper's business and culture. The mornings mainly involved talks with different members of the firm, from the Global CEO to current trainees. The majority of the afternoons involved working in a group with other interns from the office we had applied to. This work involved preparing a pitch presentation to partners on the final day of the internship. Assessment also included a written task.
The group work provided the opportunity to develop skills such as teamwork, research and presentation skills. In general, the scheme has developed my ability to virtually engage with others.
The internship provided a great insight into DLA as a business and the type of work trainees do. Grad recruitment did a really good job at getting a variety of speakers to discuss their work, clients they deal with and the different roles within the firm.
Amazing! Everyone is really happy to help and answer your questions, both about their work and personal experiences. It's clear the firm values wellbeing, diversity and inclusion and is dedicated to its pro bono work. DLA really came across as being a collaborative, supportive working environment but also really social and inclusive, with lots of employee networks to get involved in.
I really enjoyed the internship. It was clear that a lot of work had gone into making it as engaging and interactive as possible in the circumstances.
Do your research and get to know the firm. Be genuine and inquisitive. Reach out to people at the firm with any questions - everyone is really approachable and more than happy to help.
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
29th June 2021