Virtual Summer Internship

by DLA Piper

Best Student Employer


  • Skills
  • Business Insight
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions


  • 1. Please give an overview of the insight and what was involved on a day-to-day basis.
  • The one-week Virtual Summer Internship consisted mostly of listening to presentations by senior partners at the firm and asking questions. There was also a group presentation that was prepared throughout the week and delivered on the final day.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • I developed public speaking skills by taking part in the group presentation.

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

  • 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?
  • It was really interesting hearing about the opportunities at DLA Piper and all the activities that trainees can get involved in. The firm is very forward-thinking and comes across as a very exciting place to work.

  • 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?
  • The company culture is very supportive and everyone at the firm seems down to earth and approachable.

  • 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?
  • 5/5

    Your Impressions

  • 5. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?
  • I did enjoy the insight. I think we were limited in the amount of practical legal work experience that we could gain during the internship simply as it was completed virtually, but this couldn't really be avoided given the current situation. The graduate recruitment team really put a lot of effort into making people feel supported and at ease during the programme.

  • 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
  • The advice given over the course of the internship was just to relax and be yourself. The firm seems to value people as individuals and so I think letting your personality come across both during the assessment centre and internship is a good tip.

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

Commercial Law

North West

July 2021

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