Careers/Associates/Interns Interns Put the knowledge you have gained so far into practice and experience first-hand how things are going at our Amsterdam office every day. Careers/Associates/Interns Our internship opportunities Our Amsterdam office offers 3 different internship opportunities to law students. A student internship is the ideal professional orientation. As a student-trainee, you will share a room with an experienced associate and you will participate fully in our daily practice. This will give you a good idea of the nature and content of the work. Would you like to investigate whether the top of the international legal profession suits you by means of a student internship? Then this is your chance. A number of our practice groups also offer you the opportunity to work as a working student. As a working student, you will work two or more days a week in a practice group. The activities vary enormously, you will be fully involved in the practice. The Freshfields Connectstage is the opportunity for talented and ambitious law students to become acquainted with international legal practice. As a Connect intern you will spend six weeks at our office in Amsterdam and four weeks at one of our offices abroad. The Connect internship is tailor-made. This way you will experience what it is like to work for an office that belongs to the international top. Are you interested in one of these possibilities and do you recognize yourself in our slogan ‘excellent, and not too serious’? Apply via the Apply now button! If you would like to come and have a cup of coffee or tea to get to know us, please feel free to contact us! Student internships Student internships During the year there are places available for student-internship trainees in all practice groups. Your internship lasts two months. No student internship is the same. Just like no student-trainee is the same. What your internship looks like depends on various factors, such as the practice group where you are doing your internship, the things that are going on at the time of your student internship and of course what you make of it. During your internship, we strive to introduce you to our office, our people and the work we do. As a student-trainee you will be directly involved in daily practice. This means that you prepare advises, procedural documents, notes and correspondence. You will also take part in the internal training activities and, when the opportunity arises, you will go along to meetings and sessions. Of course, as a student-trainee you are also welcome to participate in all social activities, such as get-togethers and practice group or office outings, and you can participate in sporting activities, such as the hockey competition and the football competition. Do you have questions about the the student internship or do you want to know more about the possibilities are in the practice group of your preference? Please contact us. Qualifications – Last year bachelor or master student – Civil effect (or you intend to achieve it) – Demonstrable legal interest – Broad personal development – Driven, able to put things into perspective and enthusiastic Would you like to use a student internship to investigate whether the top of the international legal profession suits you? Are you ‘excellent, and not too serious’? Apply! Apply Now Working studentship Working studentship Working studentship In the final phase of your studies, after successfully completing a student-internship in the legal profession, there is the possibility to start working as a working student. This is the ideal way to get to know the practice even better. As a working student, you will spend at least two days a week (for a period of two to six months) in an experienced staff member’s room and you will participate fully in our daily practice. Qualifications – Last phase study Dutch law, tax and/or notarial law – Civil effect (or you intend to achieve it) – Demonstrable interest in the legal profession – Broad personal development – Driven, able to put things into perspective and enthusiastic Do you want to investigate whether the top of the international legal profession suits you? Are you “excellent, and not too serious”? Apply! Apply Now Connect internship Connect internship Connectstage Every academic year we offer a small number of students the opportunity to do an international student internship. We want to make a well-considered choice when selecting the Connect trainees. That is why there is one period per academic year in which you can register for the Connect internship. Keep an eye on our social media and event calendar when registration starts. The application procedure for the Connect internship consists of a written pre-selection and two rounds of interviews at our Amsterdam office. Apply Now How to become a part of the team? What happens to my application after it has been submitted? + After receiving your documents, we will contact you as soon as possible. My I indicate which practice group I prefer for an internship? + Of course! We will do our best to implement your choice. At Freshfields we do not offer an office-wide internship, so please indicate your preference clearly in your motivation letter. During your internship, you will also have the opportunity to get to know our other practice groups and our office colleagues. Tips for my job interview! + Your application was successful and you received an invitation for a personal interview with us. Be well prepared; know what Freshfields does, what we stand for, what we think is important. Convince us that YOU are exactly the right candidate for an internship at Freshfields! Dare to ask questions! And don’t forget to take enough time so you can arrive at the office stress-fee on the agreed date and time. But most importantly: don’t be too nervous and just stay authentic in your conversation with us! “Excellent, and not too serious” What happens to my data? + The data will be stored and processed for the duration of the application procedure in accordance with the legal requirements for data protection in accordance with the GDPR laws and regulations.