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Student internship - The Netherlands

You’ll experience what it’s like to be part of the Pinsent Masons team in one of of newest offices. Building your legal experience and developing professionally and personally along the way.


The perfect introduction to Pinsent Masons

At Pinsent Masons Netherlands, we offer internships in our civil practices as well as in the notarial practice. We design, structure and develop the student internship programme to give you an experience which is practical and enjoyable whilst authentically reflecting the junior associate experience.


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The value of an internship


For many people, a student internship 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 (perhaps virtually!) and encouraged to make the most of every opportunity.

You’ll experience what it’s like to be part of the Pinsent Masons 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.

As a student intern at Pinsent Masons Netherlands, you will work on files, learn to draft advice and formulate answers to legal questions. You will be challenged to show the best of yourself, always under the supervision of one of our associates.


Structure and dates


If you join us for an internship, you’ll gain full exposure to one practice area,  allowing you to form strong team relationships getting really involved with their work and gaining relevant experience while enjoying an unexpected level of responsibility. 

Our student internship opportunities are available all year round and last for two months. You will need to be available for the full duration if you wish to be participate in the internship. Our placements are full time. We pay our student interns a competitive rate of pay while at the firm.

How to apply

We accept applications for Internships all year round.

Please submit the following documents to: [email protected]

  1. Cover letter explaining your motivations in applying for this opportunity
  2. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  3. Up to date list of grades/academic transcripts
  4. Previous internship evaluations (if any)

Your application is your opportunity to take the first step in what could be a remarkable legal career. Please take your time to ensure your CV best reflects the skills and attributes you possess, and provides information regarding any relevant work experience.

If you are successful in being shortlisted at application stage, we will invite you to an interview with two colleagues from the Amsterdam office. 

After the interview, we will look at your performance in all areas and if you're one of the people who best meets our core capabilities, we'll offer you a student internship. 


We are always looking for new talents, preferably at least in the third year of university, with a good command of the Dutch and English language and motivated to work in an international environment. 


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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.

  • Do I have to apply for a Training Contract as well as a Summer Internship?

    If we offer you a Summer Internship programme, we’ll automatically consider you for a Training Contract at the firm and your placement will include Training Contract assessments. If you don’t gain a Summer Internships, you’ll need to wait until the following year to apply for either a Summer Internship or Training Contract.

  • How long does the Summer Internship last?

    The programme runs over a three week period in the Dublin office and has two intakes of Summer Internship students, one in June and one in July.

  • Is the Summer Internship programme paid?

    Yes, in 2022 Summer Internship students were paid €500 per week. Salaries are reviewed annually.

  • Do you get to choose which practice group you sit in?

    We’ll ask you to tell us your top three practice group preferences and we’ll do our best to place you in one of them. However, from time to time, it may be difficult to achieve this due to commercial reasons.

  • Can I take a Summer Internship in my first year at university?

    No, we don’t offer Summer Internship to first year students unless you’re on the accelerated (two-year) LLB or equivalent. If you’re a first-year student, we’d encourage you to develop your legal knowledge by attending campus events and insight evenings or through gaining some commercial experience.


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