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Intern at a top tier law firm

Our intern programme is a great opportunity for law students with a passion for excellence to spend one day a week working in our Auckland office during the academic year.  This opportunity is available to law students at Auckland University or AUT, who are at least in their second year of studying law.

As an intern you will join a team in one of our five divisions – Corporate, Dispute Resolution, Banking & Financial Services, Real Estate or Construction. You will be allocated a buddy to help and support you throughout the year, as well as a partner to plan your work and act as a mentor.  You will gain great work experience and work alongside some of the brightest legal minds in the country – giving you a real head start in your legal career.

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Making the most of your year

As well as getting one day a week of genuine work experience, as an intern you will also have the opportunity to experience life inside one of New Zealand’s top tier law firms.  We are the only top tier firm with a truly international presence – imagine telling your university friends that you have been applying your legal knowledge to a major international deal!

Throughout the 30 weeks from March to October you will get hands on experience, from attending court hearings to observing ground-breaking commercial deals as they unfold. We also have an extensive professional development programme that you will benefit from – ranging from training provided within divisions on relevant legal topics, to firm-wide programmes such as writing skills and presentation tips.  From day one we are committed to helping you reach your full potential.

Giving back to the community is also a big part of our culture.  Right across the firm our people are doing great things in the community in the form of volunteering, fundraising and providing pro bono legal advice to various organisations.  We encourage all our people to get involved in our community investment programme, including by giving everyone paid volunteering leave.

My time as an intern at Minters was no ordinary year.  Everyone is so friendly and supportive.  They go out of their way to make sure you experience real legal work and also include you in the social aspects of the firm.  I don’t think I could have found a better place to start my legal career!

Shaanil Senarath-Dassanayake, 2017 Intern

Paid positions throughout the year

As an intern you will receive a competitive salary throughout the academic year.  Not only will you benefit from being part of a team culture we pride ourselves on, you will also enjoy free morning teas, access to our social sports teams and an action packed Social Club calendar, including the firm’s mid-year ball.

Our interns also have the opportunity to summer clerk with us over the following summer.

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Important details and dates

Our intern programme is for Auckland University or AUT law students who are in at least their second year of studying law and will complete their university studies by February 2022.  Applications open in August 2019 for intern positions in the following academic year.

August: Applications open
September: Applications close in early September, and interviews will be held in late September
October: Offers made
March 2020: Intern programme starts
October 2020: Intern programme ends

Choosing Minters was easy.  New Zealand’s best law firm really lived up to expectations – not only in the quality of the work, but in the quality of the people too.

Aram Valesyan, 2017 Intern

Applications for 2019 intern positions are now closed!


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