Our virtual internships (in partnership with Forage) offer students the opportunity to gain valuable work experience and an insight into life at Herbert Smith Freehills. Each internship focuses on a different area of our work and takes around 7-9 hours to complete, they’re also flexible so you can fit learning around your own schedule.

There are a range of virtual internships to complete, the first of which is now live, and you can find out more information below. Keep an eye on our social media channels for updates on when we add new modules.

At Herbert Smith Freehills, our vision is to be the leading global law firm for diversity and inclusion. We want to ensure that all future employees can understand what a career in law would look like for them at our firm, regardless of their background or identity. To make this vision a reality, we have partnered with Forage to provide a globally accessible virtual internship programme to help anyone explore, develop, and attain a career in law. 

Completing a virtual internship programme will provide practical skills and confidence to you as a candidate. Through a series of simulated tasks designed directly by Herbert Smith Freehills lawyers, our virtual programme will allow you to:

  • Experience a day in the life of a Herbert Smith Freehills graduate lawyer
  • Practice and build your industry skills as you discover our different divisions
  • Understand the types of tasks you will do on the job and better prepare for Day 1 at Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Add the programme as an extracurricular to your CV
  • Stand out in your CV and interview 

It’s open to everyone, free and self-paced. No application is required. Click the ‘find out more’ icon below to get started.

Virtual Internship: Digital Law Group

The Digital Law Group’s Virtual Internship is part of our online programme designed to give all students the opportunity to explore a career in law. Over the course of 7-9 hours, that you complete at your own pace, you’ll learn about issues at the intersect of law and technology and the ideas driving the legal industry forwards.

The Digital Law Group's Virtual Internship gives you the opportunity to work on some of the technical problems that we tackle daily. You will learn about many cutting-edge topics from connected autonomous vehicles to smart legal contracts and learn about the implications of technology on law.

At Herbert Smith Freehills, we embrace innovation both internally, and for our clients to deliver insight and solutions. This means we celebrate applicants who have a firm grasp of the past and present, but with an eye to the future.

Our Digital Law Group is a global team of experts within Herbert Smith Freehills who are dedicated to exploring the complex legal problems and opportunities brought about by digitalisation. We're lawyers but we're also coders, researchers, and writers. We value diversity of thought and acquire cutting edge skills to bring new ideas to maturity so that our clients can receive the most up-to-date and innovative advice.




Earn a certificate

Personalised completion certificate for prospective employers

Do it in your own time

Fit the virtual internship round your schedule

Gain real work experience

Invaluable experience at a leading law firm

Make your CV stand out

Stand out from the crowd and learn direct from HSF

Experience for use in interviews

Develop key industry experience for use during interviews

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