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Internship programme - Singapore

Applications will open soon.


The best way to appreciate our firm, culture, people and opportunities

You can experience the energy and dynamism of our teams and have a first-hand look at some of the work we do.


We make business work better for people

Retention rates

We are proud to retain 100% of our trainees

Comprehensive Training

We deliver core and complementary training

Our internship programme

Internships allow the time for you to make an early and lasting impression and, of course, our chance to get to know you and see how you work as a member of our team.

In Singapore, the Firm operates as a Joint Law Venture, Pinsent Masons MPillay, with the Singapore Law Practice being MPillay.


Programme structure


Over the course of the summer, we run three-week internships during which you will work alongside our fee earners on real client matters, learn about the different practice areas within the firm and get to know as many of our people as possible.

During the internship, you will:

  1. Have a mentor and buddy assigned to you to ensure that you have constant guidance throughout the internship.
  2. Be requested to present on an area of law relevant to your internship or of interest to you.


Internship dates


Every year, there will be several intakes between June and July. There are no internships in December or January.

The internship will be for a full three-week period and you will be paid S$750 upon completion of the full period.


How to apply

We accept applications for Internships from 8 February onwards.

Please submit the following documents which you should submit via the Pinsent Masons Online Application System:

  1. Cover letter indicating your preferred area of practice
  2. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  3. Current degree transcripts
  4. Any other supporting documentation you consider relevant

All applications are screened to a pre-defined framework and shortlisted candidates who best demonstrate that they meet our criteria will be contacted and invited to attend an interview.


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If you do not meet the above criteria but there are mitigating circumstances that explain why you have failed to meet the minimum academic requirements, there is an opportunity for you to include this information in your application.

We want intelligent, well rounded team-players who are enthusiastic, driven, approachable and commercially aware. We look for candidates who demonstrate a good grasp of the law, practicality and common sense.


Internship to training contract


We hope your internship experience will fuel your interest in joining the Firm as a trainee. The time is meant for you to gain a realistic idea of what the life of a trainee or qualified lawyer is like at Pinsent Masons and also for us to gauge your performance in a variety of relevant settings. This is why you will be asked to present to the team on a topic or area of law relevant to or of interest to you.

If you are offered an internship, it is because we see your potential and the internship period therefore offers you the chance to demonstrate your suitability for a training contract. It is a vital part of our recruitment strategy as we prefer to recruit our trainees from those who have participated in our internship programme.


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A focus on detail

With a conscientious approach, you’ll have the ability to read and absorb large amounts of reference material and spot errors quickly. You’ll be a stickler for detail when it comes to your own writing too, ensuring it’s always clear and accurate.

An interest in business

An interest in business

We’re a commercial law firm, so you’ll have a genuine interest in how business works. That means keeping up-to-date with the latest business issues, as well as appreciating how legal expertise can support and steer commercial organisations.



With the self-assurance to voice your own opinions and defend your point of view when you need to, you’ll be a convincing and persuasive communicator. But you’ll also have the self-awareness to ask for help when you need it.

Intellectual capability

Intellectual capability

You’ve the intellectual curiosity to explore new approaches and ask others’ opinions. With an analytical approach, you think things through and weigh up the implications, but also have the capacity to think on your feet to find solutions.



You’ll be approachable, outgoing and confident engaging with people from different backgrounds and experiences to your own. Whether you’re communicating with colleagues or clients, you’ll understand the need to adapt your message to suit your audience.

Personal drive

Personal drive

You’ll need to combine a real desire to be the best with the energy, ambition and enthusiasm to go the extra mile to succeed. With a can-do attitude, you’re always open to learning from your experience, so you can be even better next time.

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Personal responsibility

You understand that taking responsibility for your successes and acknowledging when things go wrong will help you to constantly improve and achieve your career aims. By knowing your strengths and weaknesses, you give others confidence in your abilities.



You understand priorities and monitor your progress towards set objectives. By being well-organised and planning and managing your work efficiently, you make sure you always deliver quality work on time.

Our recruitment process

We’ve designed our application process to ensure you’ll know the outcome in no more than three months after the application deadline. The below shows a typical recruitment and selection process. You’ll be given full details of the process in relation to your own recruitment as appropriate.


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