Start learning the skills you need to become the lawyer you want to be, now. Our exceptional virtual internships – in partnership with Forage – combine first-hand insight into life as a lawyer here with valuable work experience. Comprised of individual modules that take around seven to nine hours to complete, each focus on a different area of work so you can learn when it suits you. 

Our virtual internship programme gives you the practical skills and confidence you need as a lawyer. Through a series of simulated tasks designed directly by our lawyers, our virtual programme allows 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. 

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Virtual Internship: International Mergers

You'll get to experience what it is like to work on a project in our Corporate team in the real world. Build skills in Legal Drafting, Critical Thinking, Attention to Detail, Commercial Awareness, Research and Presentation – all skills that are valuable when starting your career as a lawyer!

Virtual Internship: Global Litigation

Our multi-disciplinary global disputes team of world-leading sector specialists and regional experts, partner with our clients to provide commercial insight and legal advice. The Global Litigation Virtual Experience gives you the opportunity to work on some of the challenges that we tackle on a daily basis. You will learn about the various steps involved in dispute resolution and assist with a business development opportunity.

Virtual Internship: Digital Law Group

Our Digital Law Group are 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. Join our Digital Law Group’s Virtual Internship and you’ll learn about some of the technical problems we tackle daily, like connecting autonomous vehicles to smart legal contracts.  

Virtual Internship: Financial Services Regulatory

Our financial services regulatory team work on some of the most technical problems on a daily basis. The Financial Services Regulatory Virtual Internship will allow you to learn about the financial services regulatory issues across various jurisdictions, including what you need to do when notifying regulators, how to prepare your client in regulatory interventions, and how lawyers and clients work together to commercially approach the market.


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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