Are you an eager student, looking to gain experience in a Dutch leading law firm with an international focus? Do you have specific interest in arbitration? And do you want to experience De Brauw’s culture and environment for yourself? Then a student traineeship is a suitable opportunity for you!
Your role as a student trainee
A student traineeship is the best way to get to know our firm and the practice, as you will get a proper view of what our lawyers do on a daily basis. As a student trainee, you will conduct legal research for the matters we work on. You will share an office with one of our lawyers, so you will be able to ask them anything – and accompany them to court hearings and client meetings. You will learn on the job, through regular contact with a partner and a senior associate on any given matter, as well as with colleagues from other practice groups. You will also be able to fully participate in all of our educational and social programmes, whether practice-specific or firmwide.
Our globally renowned Arbitration practice operates across international borders, legal systems and sectors, assisting in institutional, ad hoc and investor-state arbitrations. We focus on where we can make a difference: from energy and technology companies to financial institutions and states, our clients rely on us to handle their most complex and strategic cases. Successful arbitration requires more than mere legal expertise. Our team, together with clients and industry experts, immerse ourselves in the case. In understanding every issue and possibility, we represent our client with conviction and legal pragmatism.
We are looking for someone who is…
• a third-year Bachelor or Master’s student, with a strong academic record
• eager and excited to learn
• meticulous and well organised
• fluent in Dutch and English
1. Upload your documents (cover letter, CV, transcript, and, if applicable, your thesis and/or internship evaluation)
2. Submit an online personality assessment (this is not a requirement, but it helps us prepare for the interview)
3. If invited, you will be interviewed by one of our recruiters and a lawyer from the relevant practice
4. Receive an offer