Get ahead of the pack

The experience you gain while interning at MinterEllisonRuddWatts will put you ahead of other law graduates.

One day a week from March to September, you will get practical, paid work experience – from attending court hearings to observing ground-breaking commercial deals as they unfold – as well as professional development and training.

You will join a team in one of our core practice areas and be supported by a buddy throughout the programme. One of our market leading partners will work with you to plan your work and act as a mentor.

MinterEllisonRuddWatts’ intern programme is available to law students at Auckland University or AUT, who are at least in their second year of studying law. Our interns will also summer clerk with us the following summer.

I loved the fact that the internship programme existed. It showed the firm’s commitment to mentoring students from early in our careers, and a willingness to invest in us from the start. This reigns true in the firm itself – everyone is keen to help you grow and learn as much as possible.

Chantal Hoeft, 2019 Intern and 2019/20 Summer Clerk

Important information

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 January 2024. Applications open in September 2021 for intern positions in the following academic year.

September: Applications open

September: Applications close in late September 2021, with interviews being held in early October

October: Offers made

March 2022: Intern programme starts

September 2022: Intern programme ends

November 2022: Summer clerk programme starts

I chose MinterEllisonRuddWatts because of the excellent experience I had as an intern throughout the year. It’s nice to get genuine exposure to a firm prior to the summer clerkship, giving you a much greater insight to the workplace culture than a few functions during the application season.

Ben Stewart, 2019 Intern and 2019/2020 Summer Clerk

Applications for 2022 intern positions are now closed

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