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Programa Verano / Summer Vacation Programme

Our summer vacation programme offers students in their penultimate or final year of their Bachelor or Double Bachelor of Laws a month long experience working in a global law firm and getting to know what it's like being a lawyer. You will have hands on access to real legal matters working closely with lawyers and partners, while experiencing our unique, diverse and inclusive culture.

We have two intakes annually, one in June and one in July, with applications for both open in September.

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What we can offer you

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Welcoming culture

Our people make our culture! We have a culture of "open doors" with a focus on collaboration, communication and equality across all levels of roles.

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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.

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Learning & Development

We provide in-depth training on a weekly basis with our Expertise lawyers to help you gain confidence and improve your technical, written and verbal skills.

The recruitment process

You will be required to submit a short application including uploading your CV, most recent academic transcripts and a short cover letter to give us an understanding of who you are and why you're interested in our role.


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

Once you have applied you will be emailed a link to complete our online aptitude assessment. Our assessment Cognify requires you to complete a series of online games measuring your problem solving and analytical skills. The assessment takes around 30 minutes to complete.

You will meet face-to-face with members of our People & Culture 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.

Following your face-to-face interview you will be required to complete a written English language assessment. You'll be given a generalised, non-legal topic or question and will need to write a short essay to assess your English comprehension, analysis and writing skills.

Key dates

Applications open

26 September 2024

Applications close

14 February 2025

Interviews conducted

January/February 2025

Start date

June/July 2025


Celia Gallego

"Although the Summer Internship Programme only lasted one month, it was a very intense period and I had the opportunity to work on very interesting matters and to collaborate with some of the best lawyers in the industry"

Celia Gallego, Summer Intern June 2022

Lucia Ramirez

"Being part of the Summer Programme 2021 made me realize that my professional future was in a law firm like Ashurst, being part of a great team and working for great clients"

Lucía Ramírez, Summer Intern July 2021


Applicant Resource Hub

For answers to all your frequently asked questions and information on application & interview tips, the benefits we provide, life at Ashurst, our L&D programmes, and our IDB initiatives.

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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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Contact us

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.

Speak up!

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