Legal intern (non graduate)

February - May 2017

Knight Bird & Bird Iroda is offering an opportunity for a legal intern. We are interested in meeting motivated people with excellent language skills in English and Hungarian who would like to gain work experience in the Hungarian office of an international legal provider.

About Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird is an international law practice established in London in 1846, now having 29 offices in 20 countries with over 1,300 lawyers worldwide. The Budapest office was opened in 2008 together with other offices in the CE region:  in Bratislava, Prague and Warsaw.

Bird & Bird consists of Bird & Bird LLP and its cooperating and affiliated businesses. Further information about Bird & Bird is available at

About the position

The main tasks of the legal intern will be to support lawyers specialised in information technology, data protection, intellectual property, employment and real estate law. The legal intern will also take on the standard duties of a legal intern, including carrying out file inspections, and translating and delivering legal documents.

This is a part-time position, i.e. 20 hours, allocated over 4 working days per week.

The position is for a fixed term ending at the end of the teaching block of the 2nd semester of the 2016/17 academic year, i.e. by the beginning of the examination period.


  • excellent written and verbal skills in English and Hungarian (confident use of legal English is a must); knowledge of a second foreign language is an advantage, especially German or French
  • reliable and loyal personality
  • precision and a can-do attitude
  • good problem-solving skills
  • an open-minded, flexible approach
  • good digital skills, confident use of MS Word, Excel, Outlook and other standard legal software and databases

What we offer

  • an international working environment at a recognised firm
  • competitive remuneration
  • the opportunity to learn new skills
  • making a good impression as a legal intern is an advantage when applying in the future for an associate (candidate attorney-at-law) position

Applications and further information

If you are interested, please email your CV and cover letter in English and Hungarian, with a photo, to [email protected].

Data protection notice

The CV, cover letter and further personal data (for easier reference hereinafter together CV) will be processed by Knight Bird & Bird Iroda (Szabadság tér 14, Budapest H-1054, Hungary) as data controller based on your consent. The purpose of the data processing is recruitment. The Hungarian National Authority for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (NAIH) registered the data processing under registration number NAIH-114242/2017.

Your consent is voluntary. We will process the CV by the end of the recruitment period both on paper and by electronic means. Once we have closed the recruitment process, we will cease processing paper files, destroy hard copies and process a soft copy of the CV in the electronic document management system of Bird & Bird, the provider of which is Bird & Bird LLP (with its registered office at 12 New Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1JP, United Kingdom) acting as data processor. The purpose of latter processing is to enable us to contact you in the future. If you do not wish to consent to this, please indicate this when sending us your CV, or at a later stage.

 You can withdraw your consent at any time, in which case we  will delete the CV. You have the right to access, rectify and delete your personal data. You may have recourse to court, or file a complaint with the Hungarian National Authority for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (NAIH, with its seat at Szilágyi Erzsébet fasor 22/c, Budapest H-1125, Hungary, tel.: +36 1 391 1400; fax: +36 1 391 1410; email: [email protected]) if you believe that your rights have been violated.

The processing of personal data is subject to the provisions of Act 112 of 2011 on Informational Self-Determination and Freedom of Information ("Infoact"), particularly Article 5(1)(a), which sets forth consent as a legal basis for the processing of personal data, and Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (the "Data Protection Directive"), particularly Article 7(a) on consent.