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Seize the opportunity to build your future by doing empowering work on a global scale.

Look around. The world is changing and we need to change with it. At Allen & Overy, we’re determined to be at the forefront of new developments within the legal industry, setting the pace and leading the way. People who aren’t afraid to go beyond their comfort zone, and want to work at the forefront of their profession.

If you want to make an impact and influence the future of law: It’s Time.

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Programme Légal à Égal

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In partnership with Total, BNP Paribas and Chanel, we offer an internship program for disabled law students.

If you are a Master 2 student, enrolled at the IEJ or in a French bar law school and are looking for a legal internship, we encourage you to apply for two internships: one in the legal department of one of our partner companies and the other in A&O Paris.

What we offer

At Allen & Overy, we’ll equip you with the skills to think differently and embrace an exciting future.

One that’s filled with unique challenges, international projects and a broad range of opportunities. We support an agile and flexible culture that is tailor made to help build rewarding careers.

As a trainee, you:

  • Benefit from a full induction program
  • Are involved in the client matters, mentored and trained
  • Develop your legal expertise and writing skills
  • Enhance your career with an international dimension
  • Take advantage of the experience of lawyers who are leaders in their field

Working environment

Join us in Paris and you’ll be based in the prestigious 8th district, close to the Arc de Triomphe, just a short walk away from the Champs Elysées.

The building was designed to our specifications and provides a modern, stylish place to do business, flooded with natural light. As well as extensive client meeting rooms and comfortable office space, it meets the High Environmental Quality (HEQ) standards and it features :

  • Panoramic terrace on the 8th floor
  • Exceptional restaurant and cafeteria
  • Gym facilities
  • 100-seat auditorium
  • Parking and bicycle shed
  • Concierge service

Many events are also organised by our Works Council and the Human Resources department as part of our well-being policy. There is in particular the children's Christmas tree, an event dedicated to support functions, and monthly drinks organised by the teams alternately, gathering all the firm's employees.

Application process

There’s no such thing as a typical Allen & Overy candidate.

We’re open-minded and look for people who share that quality. We also mean it when we say your university and degree subject aren’t the main recruitment criteria.

We recruit trainees from 3 to 6 months to join our legal practices for two periods:

  • January to June
  • July to December

We are looking for graduates from the French Bar School with a double diploma (in Law and Business School, Sciences Po or LL.M), with an excellent proficiency in English. A knowledge of other languages is appreciated (Arabic, Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, etc.).

To apply for an internship in our office, you are required to apply online and include your CV and cover letter.

Employee stories

Pierre-Baptiste Chipault

Former Trainee in the International Arbitarion Department

Our locations

  • Europe
  • Africa
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East
  • North America
  • Latin America

In addition to countries where we have offices, we also have a number of International Desks advising clients on large scale international transactions in Europe.

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