Herbert Smith Freehills

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Type of Organisation

Commercial Law Firm

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With over 25 offices spanning Asia, Europe, Australasia, and the Middle

east, we can show you exactly what a world class commercial law firm has

to offer, giving you the chance to work as part of an international team, on

high-profile matters, for some of the most significant organisations in the



Our focus is on the future: the future needs of existing and new clients, the

future of the legal profession and investing in our future lawyers. That’s why

we aim to attract the best talent from a broad range of backgrounds,

ensuring we are optimising our position as a progressive, forward thinking

professional services business. At Herbert Smith Freehills, you’ll be given the opportunity to develop the skills you need to help solve our clients’ most complex challenges in thoughtful and innovative ways.


We are defined by our inclusivity and our commitment to innovation. We pioneer both in the work we do and the way we do it. That means more than just a statement. We give our people time off to find innovative solutions, our lawyers are involved in ground-breaking developments and the cases we work on shape the future of law.

Locations where there are vacancies for interns

Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth & Sydney

Residency requirements for Interns wishing to apply

All Candidates Considered including International Students


Roles available for Interns

Legal Vacation Clerk


Degree Subjects Required for Interns wishing to apply

Law degrees and/or Juris Doctorates only

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What do recent interns say are the best things about working with us?

"I had a superb coach, and other junior lawyers were extremely supportive and helpful. The firm's international aspect is also truly outstanding. I remember this feeling that the world was literally opening up before me as I began my engagement with the firm."

"The organisation allocates a lot of resources for the clerkship program. The work is extremely engaging, clerks have access to partners and senior associates, and the culture is friendly and welcoming."

"Inclusive and empathetic and friendly employees, great culture, investment in my professional development, thorough introductions to all parts of the firm, the work is interesting and I handled tasks that went directly to clients."