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Do you want to know what it's like to work at Ashurst? Then join us while you are still studying. We ensure that you get a realistic insight into the work of an associate in a global commercial law firm.

Our 6-week internships are intended for law students in their fourth semester of study, or after their intermediate examination. They are designed to give you legal experience and a realistic insight into the life of a lawyer. You will have the opportunity to work in our Frankfurt or Munich office and will be supervised by a qualified lawyer.

We conduct two internships annually, one in Spring and one in Summer, and applications are open year long, so please apply if you are interested.


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What we can offer you

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Welcoming culture

Our people make our culture! We have a culture focused on collaboration, communication and equality across all levels of roles, and we want to welcome you into that.

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Social events

Internal staff events offer you the opportunity to network and exchange ideas with our associates, trainee lawyers and research assistants.


Real working experience

We provide you with a real experience of what it's like to be a lawyer at Ashurst. You'll have the opportunity to work on current legal matters with lawyers, partners and clients on a daily basis. An experienced associate will also support you as a personal mentor.

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An insight into the legal profession

During your internship you will take part in our training programme that provides intern focused specialist lectures, workshops and lunch lectures to give you a comprehensive overview of what we do as a firm.

The recruitment process

We look for people in their 4th semester of study who have:

  • a desire to work in a global environment

  • a team focused attitude

  • an understanding of the overall economy

  • a good command of English

  • an academic transcript with 8 points or more

You will be required to submit a short application including uploading your CV, Zwischenprüfung, and a short cover letter to give us an understanding of who you are and why you're interested in our role. Please also let us know what legal team you'd like to work in and which internship you are applying for.

We are flexible on when you complete your internship with us, however please note that the training and lectures are only held during the official internship programmes.

You are welcome to write your application in either English or German.

You will meet face-to-face with members of your future team for a conversational interview that is designed to assess your personal and technical skills.

It’s also an opportunity for you to find out more about us, so please come prepared with your questions.


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"The internship at Ashurst was a complete success, both socially and in terms of content. The work and harmony that prevails in the individual teams reflected the slogan 'together, we create the extraordinary' and shows that working at Ashurst is unique."

Dejan S, Intern Spring 2023

Julius Perrin, Intern Spring 2023

"I am very grateful for the opportunity to gain my first experience at Ashurst. The atmosphere throughout the firm is very warm and the good teamwork ensures the best possible results."

Julius P, Intern Spring 2023


Applicant Resource Hub

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Inclusion, Diversity & Belonging

Our inclusive and diverse culture stands at the heart of everything we do. For more information on our initiatives and the support we provide please follow the link below.

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If you can’t find answers to your questions on this page or on the Applicant Resource Hub then please contact our Early Careers team.


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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Ashurst is committed to ensuring an accountable workplace culture. Candidates are encouraged to report any ethical or conduct concerns to our confidential email address:

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