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Summer Internship Programme 

The Eversheds Sutherland Summer Internship Programme (SIP) gives graduates who are interested in a career in law the opportunity to work with some of Ireland’s best lawyers. Our 11 week programme gives our interns a full insight into the workings of a commercial law firm and what it would be like to work as a trainee with us.

The timing and structure of our programme ensures real legal/business exposure. Unlike other internships, our interns have time to show their value and build relationships. Our SIP is a win-win programme enabling us to identify talent while our interns add to their knowledge base and make an informed decision on their future career.

As a summer intern with Eversheds Sutherland you will be assigned to a team in one of our three main departments; Commercial, Property or Litigation, or one of our specialist areas which consist of; Employment, Funds, Tax, Healthcare, Pensions, Construction or Banking. Reporting directly to the partner of that team, your workload will be varied and interesting. You will be given the responsibility equal to that of a trainee. We feel that the 11 week period really allows our interns to fully experience the realities of what life as a trainee with the firm would be like.

At the end of your 11 week rotation each intern is invited to interview for our traineeship programme.

Programme dates

The Eversheds Sutherland Summer Internship Programme runs from June to August. Please note that all applicants should be available for the full 11 weeks.

The Benefits

Interns experience first-hand what it is like to be a trainee by getting involved in deals and transactions that take place in the Firm and interact with people from all sections of the Firm including; partners, solicitors and trainees.

The main benefits of our SIP are:

  • A stimulating, challenging and rewarding internship with exposure to real clients
  • Payment of a weekly salary and holiday entitlement
  • Increased knowledge through a series of lunch time seminars and know-how sessions with some of Ireland’s leading lawyers
  • Development of professional relationships in both a business and social setting
  • A training contact (subject to performance).

What our interns have said about our programme 

"Applying for the Eversheds Sutherland Summer Internship Programme was an endeavour on my behalf to position myself amongst the best. The programme gave me an opportunity to work at the forefront of both national and international law. During my time in the office I was exposed to a challenging and varied workload, whilst liaising with professionals at all levels. The Eversheds Sutherland Summer internship programme provided me with an enduring foundation for a career in law".
Fiona Lipsett, 2016 Trainee Solicitor and 2013 Summer Intern

“I was delighted when I secured a place on the 2014 Summer Internship Programme with Eversheds Sutherland. My colleagues made me feel at ease from the start and I found everyone, including Partners, to be welcoming and approachable. The buddy system meant I always had someone to answer questions and give me advice. This helped me to settle in very quickly. Eversheds Sutherland provided me with excellent training and I felt fully supported by my team. I was pleasantly surprised with the high level of responsibility given to interns in the firm. Having completed the Summer Internship Programme I continued in my role as legal intern and have secured a place on the 2017 Traineeship Programme with Eversheds Sutherland”.
Thomas Costello, 2017 Trainee Solicitor and 2014 Summer Intern


Applications are open to all undergraduates and postgraduates who have completed at least two years of their degree and achieved a 2:1 grade or higher. We accept degrees from all disciplines.

2017 Summer Internship Programme

Applications for our 2017 Summer Internship Programme are now closed. 

Key dates

College Date Time Location Event
UCC Thursday 19 January 2017 2.30pm - 5.30pm Devere Hall, Aras na Mac Leinn Career Fair
TCD Monday 23 January 2017 6.30pm - 8.30pm The Westin Hotel Internship Fair
UCD Wednesday 1 February 1.00pm - 4.00pm TBC Internship Fair