Herbert Smith Freehills Singapore is offering paid internship opportunities to law students as well as graduate and post-graduate students who are interested in getting first-hand experience in a leading international arbitration practice in Asia.

Arbitration internship

You will work alongside our partners and associates on tasks and projects for our clients, giving you a chance to gain a real insight into the depth and breadth of our practice areas. In addition, you will also be involved in workshops and presentations and will be invited to a range of formal and informal social events where you will have the opportunity to meet other interns, partners, associates, and trainees. By the end of your internship, you should have a good idea of whether a career with an international law firm is right for you – and whether you could be a part of Herbert Smith Freehills.

Herbert Smith Freehills is a world leader in dispute resolution. Our Singapore practice is ranked Band 1 by Chambers and we are the only firm to hold a Band 1 ranking in Chambers across the Asia Pacific region and winner of the Asia Legal Business award for Southeast Asia Arbitration Law Firm of the Year 2016. We represent global and regional investors, multi-national corporations, governments, and state-owned enterprises in complex domestic and cross-border disputes. We have niche subject matter expertise in areas including public international law, telecommunications, media and technology, corporate crime and investigations, oil and gas decommissioning, and business and human rights.

We are looking for self-motivated individuals with outstanding achievements in academic and extra-curricular activities. You should also be a team player with excellent organisation and communication skills.

In order to be eligible for our internship, you must:

  • currently be a law student or a recent law graduate. Priority will be given to students and graduates of the law faculties of the National University of Singapore and Singapore Management University, as well as returning Singaporean law students / graduates from approved US, UK, and Australian universities.
  • be able to live and work legally in Singapore (Herbert Smith Freehills will not be able to assist with or sponsor your application for a permit to live and work in Singapore. You may be able to apply for a Work Holiday Pass under the Work Holiday Programme in Singapore if you are an undergraduate or graduate of a university recognised by the governments in the respective countries: Australia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Switzerland, United Kingdom or United States.)
  • commit to a minimum of four weeks of internship in order to maximise the benefits of this scheme. (If for any reason you require any adjustments in order to be able to participate, please let us know in your application form.)

Application dates

We are looking for interns for July 2022 – March 2023. Please indicate in your application your preferred internship period (minimum 4 weeks).

Applications will close on 30 June 2022. We interview on a rolling basis, so please apply early to avoid missing out on an opportunity.

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