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

Role Description

Took part in a one week virtual summer internship with DLA Piper which involved a presentations with a number of employees from different parts of the business. Also participated in an assessed group presentation with members from the office I applied to.


  • 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis.
  • Listening to presentations from members of staff and engaging in group work in preparation for an end of week assessed presentation.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • Further developed my communication skills through interacting with people from international offices and different parts of the business.

  • How would you rate the training provided during your experience?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate your development of industry-specific skills during the experience?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate your development of personal / soft skills during the experience?
  • 4/5

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


  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • Mostly just listening to presentations that were not active participation, just a chance to ask questions at the end of each.

  • 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?
  • Lots of support from graduate recruitment and completely put me at ease the whole internship. Were always available to help with technology glitches.

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from your line manager?
  • 4/5

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


  • 5. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • Amazing support and all members of staff involved were very friendly and approachable, no matter how high up in the business they were. All very excited and encouraging to us as interns and potential future trainees.

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

  • How would you rate the social opportunities?
  • 3/5

  • 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?
  • Found the whole internship very fun and learnt so much more about the firm than I expected to. Also found it very engaging despite the whole week taking place over Zoom.

  • 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
  • Be open to speaking and contacting people at the firm, they’re not as scary as they may seem and everyone I have approached for assistance or to ask questions has answered and been very friendly!

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Internship (1-4 Months)

Commercial Law

30th June 2021

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