Since working together is a good way to get to know each other, we often fill graduate positions through our vacation clerkship program. We offer a range of summer and winter clerkships in each of our Australian offices.

We also have opportunities throughout the year for you to meet with us on campus and at recruitment events.


We select many of our graduates through our vacation clerkships. During this immersive experience, you’ll receive hands-on practical experience, actively contributing, as you work on some of the diverse challenges facing the team you’re collaborating with.

You’ll truly discover what it’s like to work at Herbert Smith Freehills, working alongside lawyers and partners. We’ll support you throughout your time with us with extensive training, touching on all aspects of the firm. We’ll also invite you to an exciting range of workshops and events, giving you the opportunity to network with people across the firm and the diverse groups we engage with. This is your unique opportunity to show us who you are.

“I found members of my team would set aside time in their day to discuss the background of a deal so I could fully appreciate how my task fits within the larger picture and thereby feel a sense of autonomy in any work I produced. I also found senior members of the firm to take an interest in my career and professional development, and readily offer an open-door policy.”


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