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Graduate and Internship Opportunities at DLA Piper

 
DLA Piper deliberately offers a handful of sought-after summer clerk and law clerk openings in New Zealand. This means you will experience a first-class journey, with full participation in real work. Partners and senior lawyers will support you with genuine help and encouragement. Applications are open to students in their penultimate or final year at University.
 
In addition to clerkship opportunities, we also run an Insight Programme for students not eligible to apply for clerkships. The Insight Programme is open to students in their antepenultimate year of study. This equates to the 3rd year of study for students completing a 5 year degree. The Insight Programme has been designed to give you an insight into life at a global commercial law firm.
 
 

Law Clerk opportunities:

  • Who:           Law Clerk positions are available for students in their final year of study.
  • Where:        We have positions available in our Auckland and Wellington offices.
  • When:         Flexible start date based on your personal situation. 
 
 

Summer Clerk opportunities:

  • Who:           Summer Clerk positions are available for students in their penultimate year of study.
  • Where:        We have positions available in our Auckland and Wellington offices
  • When:         The summer clerkship fits around the University break. Typically, the clerkship starts mid-November and finishes late-February. 
 
 

Insight programme:


Our Insight Programme is designed to give you an insight into life at the first global business law firm in New Zealand. During this three-day immersion, you will have the opportunity to hear from the firm’s senior leaders, participate in professional skills training, gain an in-depth insight into our practice groups, and attend networking events.

DLA Piper are offering a handful of third year students this first-class opportunity:

  • Who:            Our Insight Programme is open to students in their antepenultimate year of study. This equates to the 3rd year of study for students completing a 5 year degree.
  • Where:         We have positions available in our Auckland and Wellington offices.
  • When:          The Programme runs for three days during the August / September break.
 
 

How to apply

Applications open: Thursday, 12 March 2020
Applications close: 12.00 midday on Monday, 6 April 2020

 In your application you will be asked to provide:
  • Covering letter detailing why you would like to work for us.
  • A current CV, detailing your work experience, community involvement, and outside interests.
  • Academic transcript.
  • Indicate a preference for either our Auckland or Wellington office or let us know that you're open to either location.
  • Confirm whether you are a: 
    • Final year student seeking a law clerk position 
    • Penultimate year student seeking a summer clerk position 
    • Antepenultimate year student interested in the Insight Programme (3rd year of study for students completing a 5 year degree) 
 
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For further information, please visit www.dlapiper.com/nzgrads

You can access more information about the Law and Summer Clerk Programme by clicking here and You can access more information about the Insight Programme by clicking here.