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Clifford Chance

4.5
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

2020 Summer Clerkship Program

Opportunity details

Opportunity Types
Internship
Number of Vacancies
4
Start Date
30 Nov 2020

Application dates

Applications Open
13 Jul 2020
Applications Close
2 Aug 2020

Minimum requirements

Level of Study
Bachelor
Accepting International Applications
No
Degrees Accepted
L
Commercial Law
Constitutional Law
Criminal Law
Family Law
International Law
Tax Law

A vacation internship is the perfect way to learn about working at Clifford Chance and meet our people.

We recruit students that we believe have the potential and ambition to join us once their degrees are completed.

The internship program allows you to follow the life of a lawyer at Clifford Chance closely - you will sit in two different teams, 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.

To ensure you get the most from your program we will assign you a mentor - an experienced lawyer who will help you settle in and answer any questions you have.

Across the three-week program we will also host sessions from professionals across the firm to give you a real insight into how our firm works. You will be given the opportunity to interact with team members from around the global network and get to see what life is really like for a Clifford Chance lawyer.

To be successful, you will need to demonstrate your potential to become a first-class lawyer and your willingness to take advantage of the many opportunities that you encounter.

You will need to exhibit ambition, drive and commitment, the ability to articulate your 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.

In addition to these attributes we ask that applicants have a consistently strong academic record.

In 2020 our Summer Internship will run from Monday, 30 November, 2020 until Friday, 18 December, 2020. Successful candidates will automatically be considered for our 2022 Graduate program.

As a part of your application, please submit an up-to-date academic transcript, curriculum vitae and cover letter.

Graduate Success Stories


  • Graduate stories
I thoroughly enjoy speaking with and meeting clients to understand their most complex, strategic and reputation critical opportunities and challenges. I get great satisfaction in helping them grow and succeed. 

Isabelle Cameron

  • Graduate stories
I thoroughly enjoy speaking with and meeting clients to understand their most complex, strategic and reputation critical opportunities and challenges. I get great satisfaction in helping them grow and succeed. 

Isabelle Cameron

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  • Graduate stories
My areas of responsibility involve working on various matters that are typically litigation files.

Claira Jamieson

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My areas of responsibility involve working on various matters that are typically litigation files.

Claira Jamieson

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  • Graduate stories
I thoroughly enjoy speaking with and meeting clients to understand their most complex, strategic and reputation critical opportunities and challenges. I get great satisfaction in helping them grow and succeed. 

Isabelle Cameron

  • Graduate stories
I thoroughly enjoy speaking with and meeting clients to understand their most complex, strategic and reputation critical opportunities and challenges. I get great satisfaction in helping them grow and succeed. 

Isabelle Cameron

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  • Graduate stories
My areas of responsibility involve working on various matters that are typically litigation files.

Claira Jamieson

  • Graduate stories
My areas of responsibility involve working on various matters that are typically litigation files.

Claira Jamieson

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