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Role Description

One week virtual summer internship with DLA Piper.


  • 1. Please give an overview of the insight and what was involved on a day-to-day basis.
  • 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.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • 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.

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

  • How would you rate the knowledge learned around industry-specific skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the knowledge learned around personal or professional skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how the knowledge learned has helped you with regards to your career development
  • 5/5

    Business Insight

  • 3. What was it like understanding all about the business and potential roles available?
  • 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.

  • Please rate how insightful you found the insight
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the structure of the insight
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate business leader involvement during the insight
  • 5/5


  • 4. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • 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.

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

  • How would you rate the networking opportunities?
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how valued you felt during your insight?
  • 4/5

    Your Impressions

  • 5. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?
  • 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.

  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on the insight
  • 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 tips or advice would you give to others applying to DLA Piper
  • 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.

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)


29th June 2021

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