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The start of your adventure.

Here your career isn’t a destination – it’s an exhilarating journey. Taking that first step into the unknown takes courage, curiosity and excitement. At A&O, that’s what drives us. Whether it’s attending an event or participating in the Student Programme, we offer a wide range of opportunities for you to learn more about the firm, gain access to our people and develop the skills needed to be a lawyer of the future.

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What we offer

Internship Program

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What: A three months long paid internship programme with the possibility to extend for another period

For who: For ambitious students with:

  • at least four completed semesters of law studies; and
  • excellent written and spoken English.

Internship Program periods:

  • September – December
  • February – April
  • June-August

The exact application window for each actual period will be indicated under the “Find a vacancy” link in due course.

Main features of our Program:

Working hours

20 hours per week. Your work schedule will be adjusted to your studies.

Integrated induction programme

Two-day programme during which you will learn about our policies, tools, systems and working standards.

Mentoring

Our lawyers are very helpful and they will support you during your time with us. They will help you adapt to our company and get to know our working environment.

Merit-related tasks

You are at the beginning of your legal career and it is very important for you to get to know the work standards of A&O lawyers. During the internship, you will have an opportunity to work in a dynamic work environment with different lawyers on various transactions and to be part of a leading international law firm.

Feedback

We know that feedback plays a very important role in your development. This is why we will organise a feedback meeting once a month during which we will discuss your signature strengths, but also your development needs. It is bilateral feedback, where you can also share your thoughts with us.

Application process

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You will be required to submit your application by e-mail to allenoverybudapest@allenovery.com. Please attach your CV and, optionally, a cover letter in English.

Our recruitment process consists of:

  • an in-person translation or comprehension exercise; and
  • an interview with two of our lawyers where, in addition to general questions about yourself, you will be asked a series of questions based on scenarios you may encounter as an intern.

We will review your performance across both the exercise and the interview and aim to get back to you with a decision as quickly as possible. Regardless of the outcome, we are committed to providing constructive feedback on your interview performance.

What: A three months long paid internship programme with the possibility to extend for another period

For who: For ambitious students with:

  • at least four completed semesters of law studies; and
  • excellent written and spoken English.

Internship Program periods:

  • September – December
  • February – April
  • June-August

The exact application window for each actual period will be indicated under the “Find a vacancy” link in due course.

Main features of our Program:

Working hours

20 hours per week. Your work schedule will be adjusted to your studies.

Integrated induction programme

Two-day programme during which you will learn about our policies, tools, systems and working standards.

Mentoring

Our lawyers are very helpful and they will support you during your time with us. They will help you adapt to our company and get to know our working environment.

Merit-related tasks

You are at the beginning of your legal career and it is very important for you to get to know the work standards of A&O lawyers. During the internship, you will have an opportunity to work in a dynamic work environment with different lawyers on various transactions and to be part of a leading international law firm.

Feedback

We know that feedback plays a very important role in your development. This is why we will organise a feedback meeting once a month during which we will discuss your signature strengths, but also your development needs. It is bilateral feedback, where you can also share your thoughts with us.

You will be required to submit your application by e-mail to allenoverybudapest@allenovery.com. Please attach your CV and, optionally, a cover letter in English.

Our recruitment process consists of:

  • an in-person translation or comprehension exercise; and
  • an interview with two of our lawyers where, in addition to general questions about yourself, you will be asked a series of questions based on scenarios you may encounter as an intern.

We will review your performance across both the exercise and the interview and aim to get back to you with a decision as quickly as possible. Regardless of the outcome, we are committed to providing constructive feedback on your interview performance.

Working environment

Located in the Madách Trade Center in the heart of the city, Allen & Overy Budapest has a diverse, multicultural, inclusive working environment.

We enjoy off-site weekends in the summer, a Christmas party and a variety of sport activities against other firms.

As an employee, you can enjoy corporate fitness center membership – which includes a swimming pool, well-equipped gym a wide range of classes, and personal trainers.

Learning & development 

We want to provide everyone, from graduates and junior lawyers, through to Senior Associate level practitioners and partners, with constant learning opportunities. Qualifying as a lawyer is an important milestone, but your growth and development at A&O will continue far beyond that. A career with us provides a platform to open doors and brings opportunities you wouldn’t find anywhere else.

The A&O Business School will provide you with the commercial and personal skills that you need to navigate through an ever-changing business landscape, while helping you build the skills you need for your career - whether that is at A&O or elsewhere.

The Business School offers a variety of excellent courses relevant to your career stage, with an emphasis on practical skills and business insight to complement advanced legal knowledge. The school also offers a unique opportunity to interact with and learn from partners and gain valuable insights from the world of business. From cutting-edge content to world-class coaches, our partners work on the design of the courses and act as faculty members to share their experience and expertise.

Throughout your journey with us, we'll equip you for today and tomorrow – providing you with opportunities to enhance your skills and build your confidence. At A&O, you'll get the challenge and support required for a successful career at the highest level.

Benefits

We’ll equip you for the future, both yours and ours, whatever it may bring. We believe that enjoyment and satisfaction at work go hand in hand. That’s why we’re proud to offer a competitive and innovative employment package that’s committed to the health, success and well-being of all of our people.

Our employees are also entitled to life insurance, travel and accident insurance and personal health insurance.

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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