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Summer internship - United Arab Emirates

Our 2024 Summer Internship will take place from 15th July - 2nd August. Applications will open in February 2024.


An exciting opportunity to find out more about life at Pinsent Masons

Our Summer Internship is a three-week programme hosted in our Dubai office which is aimed specifically at individuals interested in a career in the Middle East.


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Comprehensive Training

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Our placement is an exciting opportunity to find out more about life at Pinsent Masons. We design, structure and develop the placement programme to give you an experience which helps to develop your legal and commercial skills. Working alongside Trainees and qualified Solicitors on real client projects, you’ll enjoy structured work-based learning, skills training and presentations.


The value of a placement


For many people, a placement presents the first opportunity to work in a professional organisation and environment. We make sure that first step is an easy one with a day one induction. You’ll be welcomed to the Firm and encouraged to make the most of every opportunity.

You’ll experience first-hand what it’s like to be part of a team and get the chance to make a great first impression. You’ll also get the opportunity to develop transferable professional skills, building your confidence along the way. It’s also a great opportunity to get a feel for the social scene, make friends and start building a useful network of contacts for the rest of your career.


Structure and dates


A Summer internship with Pinsent Masons Dubai offers you a programme of work-based learning and the chance to shadow our lawyers. You’ll spend time across our different practice areas to build your knowledge of the law and develop an understanding of the work that we do, whilst working with colleagues across the team to truly experience the culture that makes us who we are.


2024 Dates

Placement commences on Monday 15th July 2024 and runs until Friday 2nd August 2024. Our-in house placements are full time i.e. 40 hours per week.

You must be available for the full placement.




You will be given an allowance to cover your expenses during the placement which is 2000 dirhams per week.

The placement is best-suited to those applicants who already have close links to the Middle East region, although we do welcome applications from all candidates.

Participants must also have the right to work in the UAE.


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If you don’t meet the above criteria but there are mitigating circumstances that explain why you’ve failed to meet the minimum academic requirements, there’s an opportunity for you to include this information in your application.



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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.

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.

Personal  responsibility

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.


Positive impact

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.



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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