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Internships

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Interning with us is the best way to get to know us better and to experience first-hand our culture and work. During your internship, you will get practical, hands-on experience, working alongside partners, associates and trainees on real deals and active cases.

What type of work will you do?

  • Legal research
  • Proof reading contracts and other legal documents
  • Translations
  • Visiting government entities with a paralegal, e.g. Ministry of Commerce, Land Department, etc.

You will also have the opportunity to attend various workshops and regular training sessions conducted in-house for our lawyers.

The internships usually run for five months, all year round.

The application process

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Ideally candidates for our internship programme should be in either third year at a Thai University, or in their penultimate year of their law degree at a university abroad. All applications must be submitted through our career portal.

Interning with us is the best way to get to know us better and to experience first-hand our culture and work. During your internship, you will get practical, hands-on experience, working alongside partners, associates and trainees on real deals and active cases.

What type of work will you do?

  • Legal research
  • Proof reading contracts and other legal documents
  • Translations
  • Visiting government entities with a paralegal, e.g. Ministry of Commerce, Land Department, etc.

You will also have the opportunity to attend various workshops and regular training sessions conducted in-house for our lawyers.

The internships usually run for five months, all year round.

Ideally candidates for our internship programme should be in either third year at a Thai University, or in their penultimate year of their law degree at a university abroad. All applications must be submitted through our career portal.

Working environment

The Bangkok office is situated in the heart of the Bangkok's business district on Wireless Road, a beautiful tree-lined boulevard which hosts a number of embassies and is a short walk from the central park of Bangkok, idyllic Lumpini Park.

We are based on the twenty-third floor of the well known Sindhorn Building – the former building of the Stock Exchange of Thailand and also the base for many of our key clients. The office is conveniently located with good connections to major transport links including Lumpini MRT underground station, Chidlom skytrain station, Ploenchit skytrain station, and the northbound and southbound expressway system.  It is also only 30-45 minutes by taxi from Suvannabhumi Airport.

The Bangkok office is an open plan office with height adjustable desks and other office facilities to emphasize working ergonomics. We also have big, open break out area with many tables and high chairs so staff can have informal meetings or change to a more relaxed informal working environment in order to break their routines. It also serves as a perfect venue for staff to gather during lunch, happy hours or any other functions. We pride ourselves on our friendly and personal atmosphere. This is reflected in the majority of the staff taking time to eat lunch together. There is also daily supply of the best seasonal Thai fruits Bangkok has to offer in the breakout area at breakfast and 3.00pm.

FAQs

I am in my final year, am I still eligible to apply?

I am in my final year, am I still eligible to apply?

Yes, our Internship programme is aimed at students in their penultimate or final year.
I have graduated, am I still eligible to apply?

I have graduated, am I still eligible to apply?

If you have already completed your law degree and did not apply for an internship during your penultimate or final year, you are still eligible to apply for the programme.
When are your internship dates? Are they flexible?

When are your internship dates? Are they flexible?

We welcome candidates all year round . It is a structured programme giving you the best possible experience of Allen & Overy. Usually, we run four (4) cycle of internship programme per year.
Do you have a separate graduate recruitment programme?

Do you have a separate graduate recruitment programme?

We recruit our graduates via our internship programme. We do not have a separate graduate recruitment program. In the event that we need to add graduates to our intakes we will advertise the role on our website.

Can I post/email/fax my summer internship application?

Can I post/email/fax my summer internship application?

No, all applications must be submitted online via our career portal. Any applications received by any other means will not be considered.
I don’t have my most recent transcript, can I still apply?

I don’t have my most recent transcript, can I still apply?

We appreciate that not all universities release their results prior to the internship applications period. You are able to submit your application without your most recent academic transcript. However, we will require a copy when it becomes available. If you do not submit your past academic transcripts, we will be unable to assess your application and it will be declined.

I don’t have any paralegal/legal experience, can I still apply?

I don’t have any paralegal/legal experience, can I still apply?

Prior legal experience is not a requirement. You should make the most of any work related experience that you have, regardless of the discipline, and focus on what you have learned and observed and how this will apply to your legal career.

I have been invited to an interview. Who will I be interviewing with?

I have been invited to an interview. Who will I be interviewing with?

Interviews are hosted by HR and partners. We do not always specify who you will be interviewed by during the process, due to last minute changes, which can be unsettling. The first interview is based on your application form and will assess your skills, experience and understanding of what it means to be a commercial lawyer at Allen & Overy . The second round is written test followed by  interview with the lawyers to discuss your interest in business, commercial awareness, and ability to digest information and present your findings.

How many interns do you take?

How many interns do you take?

We take around 10 – 12 interns each year, with a view to offering between 3 - 5 interns to our graduate program. However, our trainee number is dependent on business needs and the calibre of interns.

Can I do a part time/shorter internship?

Can I do a part time/shorter internship?

We appreciate that you may have other commitments during the summer, however, our internship is a structured programme to give you the best experience. In very exceptional cases are we flexible on internship dates.

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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