A summer internship is the perfect way to learn about working at Clifford Chance and meet our people. This opportunity not only allows you to gain work experience in a first-class working environment, it is often the first step in your career path as a lawyer.
Dates for the 2021 schemes are as follows:
· 31 May - 25 June 2021
· 5 July - 30 July 2021
Applications open on 23 November 2020 and will close on 19 February 2021. We do not review applications on a rolling basis.
Who you will work with
During the four-week scheme you will follow the life of a lawyer at Clifford Chance closely - you will sit in two different practice areas, working with our lawyers on real, live client projects. You will be treated as a part of our team and given opportunities to demonstrate your ability.
What you will do
The scheme is designed for us to see the best of your ability. In order to do this, you will be assigned a mentor, an experienced lawyer one or two years ahead of you, who will help you settle in and who will answer any questions you might have. We will also host sessions from professionals across the firm to give you a real insight into how our firm works. As a part of the scheme, you will also have the opportunity to interview for a Practice Training Contract with Cavenagh Law LLP to commence after you graduate.
What we look for
You will need to exhibit ambition, drive and commitment, the ability to articulate ideas clearly, and the desire to build relationships and deliver outstanding service. We're also looking for business awareness, a keen commercial insight and a strong ability to lead and manage.
Our firm, work and people span jurisdictions, cultures and languages. In a world where commercial success increasingly relies on globalisation, we offer clients a truly international perspective, and we offer our people a rewarding and stimulating career.
We're proud of our approachable, friendly and team-based way of working. Highly professional and self-assured, with an entrepreneurial streak, our people are more than happy to share their expertise and knowledge.
Successful candidates also demonstrate intellectual curiosity, common sense, strong interpersonal skills, an interest in business and the capacity to assimilate detailed information quickly.
These are the qualities that will determine your future with us. Above all, we are looking for people who do not settle for second best in what they want to achieve and where they choose to work.
When completing your application consider how you can best demonstrate these qualities and try to provide examples from your academic life, work experience or other activities.
To apply for a summer internship you must be eligible to be admitted to the Singapore Bar. Please refer to the Singapore Institute of Legal Education (SILE) for more information on the approved universities, and the "qualified person" and admission requirements. You must also be in a position to start your Practice Training Contract with Cavenagh Law LLP in January 2024.
How we will support you
From your first day with us, you will have varied opportunities to continuously grow and development your skills and knowledge. From formal training, informal coaching and mentoring through to skills-based and technical training and on the job learning.
About the Firm
Whatever your area of expertise, you will find a range of career opportunities at Clifford Chance. And wherever you're heading, Clifford Chance is where you can be true to your ambitions.
We opened our Singapore office in 1981 to service South and South East Asia, making it one of the longest established international law firms in the region. In 2012, Clifford Chance Pte Ltd and Cavenagh Law LLP registered as a Formal Law Alliance in Singapore under the name Clifford Chance Asia. The Formal Law Alliance allows the two firms to provide the broadest range of Singapore and international law services from one platform, with Singapore litigation representation provided through Cavenagh Law.
At Clifford Chance we understand that our true asset is our people. Inclusion is good for our team and their families, our firm and society.
We are committed to treating all employees and applicants fairly and equally regardless of their gender, gender identity and expression, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, national or ethnic origin, social or economic background, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation, or age. This applies to recruitment and selection, terms and conditions of employment including pay, promotion, training, transfer and every other aspect of employment.
Our goal is to deliver an equality of opportunity, an equality of aspiration and an equality of experience to everyone who works in our firm. Find out more here .