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Allen & Overy was one of the first international legal practices to open an office in Poland in 1991. Since then, we've developed into a leading high-performing practice in all core groups with an outstanding reputation for our role in a number of large-scale landmark transactions. We’re built on the work of talented and motivated people, in a supportive and collaborative environment, dedicated to delivering an exceptional standard of work for our clients.

We care about students learning and development and we are committed to sharing our knowledge. We are organizing and participating in a number of university events in cooperation with student associations.

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What we offer

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Each summer (June – September) we invite about 20 students for a one-month paid internship programme.

The recruitment process for summer placement usually starts in March.

Internship programme

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Two-month paid internship programme with possibility to extend the contract.

The recruitment process is open throughout the academic year, but the number of places is limited by business needs.

We really care about your development during the internship. We believe that our internship programme is unique in the Polish market.

It consists of:

  • 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 for various lawyers on many different transactions.
  • Trainings
    We care about your development. During your internship you will attend a number of trainings on various legal and non-legal topics created especially for interns.
  • 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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We are looking for law students currently in their fourth or fifth year of study with a minimum three full days availability during the work week.

You can send your application via our career website. Please attach your CV and cover letter in English.

Our recruitment process consists of:

  1. SJT – on-line Situational Judgement Test
  2. English ability assessment
  3. Interview with one of our lawyers and an HR team member

Each summer (June – September) we invite about 20 students for a one-month paid internship programme.

The recruitment process for summer placement usually starts in March.

Two-month paid internship programme with possibility to extend the contract.

The recruitment process is open throughout the academic year, but the number of places is limited by business needs.

We really care about your development during the internship. We believe that our internship programme is unique in the Polish market.

It consists of:

  • 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 for various lawyers on many different transactions.
  • Trainings
    We care about your development. During your internship you will attend a number of trainings on various legal and non-legal topics created especially for interns.
  • 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.

We are looking for law students currently in their fourth or fifth year of study with a minimum three full days availability during the work week.

You can send your application via our career website. Please attach your CV and cover letter in English.

Our recruitment process consists of:

  1. SJT – on-line Situational Judgement Test
  2. English ability assessment
  3. Interview with one of our lawyers and an HR team member

Working environment

Allen & Overy’s Warsaw office is located in the “Browary Warszawskie” complex.

Browary Warszawskie is located in the creative and innovative heart of Warsaw and reflects the quality of design and construction that is essential to our ambitions. The area as a whole is an excellent spot to combine work, rest and recreation. 

Our new offices reflect our aspiration to create a new innovative space for our clients and staff. 

The client area hosts both formal and informal meetings. Each client room is equipped with state-of-the-art wireless conferencing technology that can be used with any device to provide smooth, unrestricted communication with people around the world. Our new premises also features a front-of-house area containing a roof terrace and an interior garden.

We strive to make our workplaces environmentally sustainable by using energy- and water-saving technology. Browary Warszawskie is conveniently located with strong public transport links and a specially designed infrastructure to encourage cycling. Browary Warszawskie also includes electric car-charging stations.

We look forward to welcoming you to our new home

Learning and 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 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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Anna Marczewska

Junior HR Specialist

Human Resources

Warsaw

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