Our summer traineeships are designed to provide an insight into life in a modern, forward thinking law firm - the people, the environment and the different aspects of our practice.
Over the summer period we take on a few students for a placement of up to four weeks. During this time you will work in one or more of our departments.
What we offer
A ‘buddy’ will be assigned to you and you will receive a structured induction programme, allowing you to integrate as easily and quickly as possible into the firm and to help you to get the most from us. You will become actively involved in your department(s), the work carried out there and of course, the social events!
You will assist our lawyers in their day-to-day assignments, which are often challenging and varied. For example, you will have the opportunity to draft legal documentation and memorandums, as well as researching a wide variety of legal issues.
What we’re looking for
As our summer internships are our primary means for selecting future trainee lawyers (stagiaires), our expectations of candidates are high.
High academic achievements are expected, but we also look for well-rounded individuals who will fit in well in our environment. As our clients are both international and local businesses, a good command of English, Dutch and French is required.
The interns we recruit should be sociable, articulate team players, who are willing to work hard when called upon and who are genuinely interested in progressing their careers.
Our programme builds on the knowledge gained upto and including the first year of the legal masters programme. Therefore we particularly invite applications from law students who have finalised at least the first year of their master's degree.
How to apply
The selection process
You can apply for our 2013 summer internships until the 31 January 2013. In your application you should tell us about your academic achievements, your motivation to work with us, which practice area interests you most as well as the period when you are available to complete the internship.
Your application will be reviewed by one of the partners in the practice area of your interest. If your application is successful you will be invited for an interview conducted by a partner and our HR manager. This will take place in January or February. This interview is a general interview aimed at getting to know you better. We will of course discuss your legal skills, but we are also interested in your personal interests and opinions. Following this interview we will let you know what our decision is as soon as possible.
We aim to appoint the summer interns no later than the end of February.