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Summer Associate Program (New York & Los Angeles)

Our Summer Associate Programs both in New York and Los Angeles offer a unique opportunity to work closely with clients on market leading transactions in small collegial offices, while benefiting from being part of a major international law firm.

Our 10 week program will expose you to multiple practice areas and work with both US and global teams. We provide a stimulating and rewarding experience and present a realistic picture of life as a junior associate.

We are looking for enthusiastic candidates who are eager to learn and grow with our US. practices. We offer a competitive salary in line with top US. based law firms. This application is open to 2L students with the program taking place following your 2L year. In many cases our successful summer associates are offered a graduate role with the firm once they complete their studies.


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What we can offer you



You will be matched with both a partner mentor and an associate mentor who will introduce you to the firm and provide ongoing professional guidance.

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Professional development

We offer "lunch and learn" training sessions aimed at providing you with substantive practice knowledge as well as general overviews of the firm’s practice areas.

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Cultural and social events

We plan a range of events throughout the summer program designed to introduce you to the city your program is in, and to get to know your fellow colleagues better.

The recruitment process

You'll be asked to upload your resume, academic transcript as well as a writing sample.

Our application form lets you showcase your talent by sharing why you want to be a lawyer at Ashurst.

To apply to Ashurst's summer associate program in the US, please visit the link here.

You will meet with our recruitment committee, which includes partners and senior associates.

The interview will be conversational and is designed to assess the behaviors we’re looking for through competency-based questions. It’s also an opportunity for you to find out more about us, so please come prepared with your questions.

We aim to recruit, retain and promote the best people from the widest possible talent pools. We are committed to offering a safe and welcoming environment for all employees to ensure they are supported to work at their best.

If you require additional support or adjustments before submitting your application and during the recruitment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition Team.

Key dates

Applications open

June 1




Arielle David

"My experience as a summer associate exceeded my expectations. From my very second week, I was tasked with quality assignments that gave me a realistic view of what it would be like to work at Ashurst as a full-time attorney. The social events gave me the opportunity to know the attorneys in various practice groups. The training and mentorship I received turned my summer into an enriching and satisfying experience"

Arielle David, New York

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"Working in Ashurst's Santa Monica office as a summer associate was an absolute joy-the team was welcoming and engaged summer associates in substantive, collaborative work that truly showcased life at the firm. Ashurst provides excellent guidance to summer associates by assigning them a mentor attorney who can supervise them and offer experience on everything from legal work and career planning to technical tips. Joining Ashurst as a summer associate provided a smooth transition to working with the team in the long-run and made for a well-paced and enjoyable summer."

Goldie Shen, Los Angeles


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Agency submissions and candidate introductions will only be accepted with prior approval from a member of the Ashurst Talent Acquisition team. To submit or introduce a candidate, an agency must have valid agreed terms of business in place with Ashurst. Any agency submissions or candidate introductions made without prior approval or without the agreed terms of business in place will be considered invalid.


We are committed to offering a safe and welcoming environment for our employees and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. With diversity and inclusion at the heart of what we do we place a strong emphasis on working with people from diverse communities and aim to make a positive impact through our Social Impact programmes.

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Please note that this email address should not be used for general enquiries about, or applications for, job positions available at Ashurst as they will not be passed onto the relevant team. Any recruitment enquires should be directed to

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