Tokyo internship

Our internship
Herbert Smith Freehills Tokyo is offering internship opportunities to students who are interested in getting first-hand experience working in the Japan office of a leading global law firm. Internship opportunities are available for both law and non-law students, including post-graduate students.

About the internship

Internship period The internship scheme has a minimum duration of four weeks. Timing can be flexible subject to the availability of the successful candidate(s) and Herbert Smith Freehills Tokyo, however, the focus is on the June to August period.

Application information

Applications for the 2025 internship scheme will open from 1 November 2024 to 3 January 2025.

If your initial application is successful, you’ll be interviewed by the partners or associates in our Tokyo office.

We interview on a rolling basis, so please apply early to avoid missing out on an opportunity.

What we offer

Placement in our market-leading Corporate and/or Dispute Resolution Practice Groups for an agreed period (minimum four weeks).
Insight into life at a globally-leading, international law firm 
Diverse, friendly and engaging working environment.
Opportunities are unpaid in principle, however, paid internships may be offered in exceptional circumstances.