Our Internships

Our internship programme stands as a testament to our dedication to fostering the next generation of legal minds.

Almost every lawyer currently thriving within our firm has embarked on their journey through our internship programme. We believe in investing in talent from the ground up, and our internship serves as the cornerstone of our recruitment strategy.

Responsibilities

The internship offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in groundbreaking international cases.

Throughout the internship, you will work closely with our experienced team, gaining unparalleled insight and firsthand exposure to arbitration proceedings. Some of the tasks you will perform include:

  • Conducting legal research
  • Assisting in case preparation including drafting correspondence
  • Attending client meetings and hearings
  • Collaborating with team members to analyse complex legal issues and develop strategies for cases.

Requirements

The internship programme is aimed at candidates with:

  • Existing experience within the field of international arbitration (including experience gained from a previous internship within another leading practice) and/or demonstrable motivation to work within the field of international arbitration (this can be through academic study)
  • Strong academic background
  • Excellent research, writing and analytical skills
  • Proactive attitude and ability to work in a fast-paced environment

All successful candidates will be expected to work in English and the following languages are also of interest – French, Portuguese and Spanish.

Please be aware that successful candidates will be required to obtain a convention de-stage before commencing an internship with us.

The Application Process

We recruit one year in advance and only accept applications within the below recruitment cycles:

  • Applications for the July 2025 internship programme are now open – please apply by 11 August 2024 to be considered
  • Internships commencing in January 2026 – applications will open from December 2024
  • Internships commencing in July 2026 – applications will open from May 2025

We kindly ask that you refrain from applying outside of the above timeframes.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  • Your CV
  • A cover letter (limited to one page) including:
    • Your preferred start date considering our recruitment cycle timeframes
    • Your motivations for wanting to join Wordstone
    • Confirmation of your admission/qualification date, if already qualified
    • Details of your eligibility to work in France
  • If you would like to provide a written sample showcasing your writing skills and relevant knowledge (this could be in the form of a published article), you are welcome to do so but this is not essential.

All materials should be submitted in English, although the writing sample can be submitted in French, Portuguese or Spanish.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to participate in at least one interview.

For general inquiries about our internship programme, feel free to email careers@wordstone.com.

We look forward to hearing from you.