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Legal/Law Internship Abroad in Asia

Available in:

  • China (Shanghai)
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia (Bali, Surabaya)
  • Singapore
  • Thailand (Bangkok)

Most major law firms in Asia have their own structured 1 month internship program with intake 3 times a year (January, May & August). Beware of the competitiveness of this industry and those practices. Many other international high-school graduates on a gap year, undergraduate students and recent graduates also want to intern abroad in a prestigious law firm, especially in China, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Thanks to our long standing relationships with many firms, longer law internships are also available all year round (summer internships and winter internships).

Lawyers are playing an important role in society through the practice of law, which encompasses a multitude of activities. A legal internship will provide you a strong base and the ability to pursue employment opportunities outside of the legal profession in areas such as politics and business.

Participating in a legal internship typically involves working in an environment where professionalism, responsiveness, creativeness, and teamwork are the key skills.

You might work alongside:

  • Lawyers
  • Patent attorneys
  • Trademark attorneys
  • Legal assistants

Legal internship opportunities

  • Lovells
  • Stephenson Harwood
  • Sheppard Mullin LLC
  • Dacheng Law firm
  • Promise Law firm
  • King and Wood
  • Siam Legal
  • Oldham, Li&Nie
  • Fong's Lawyers

Sample legal project

  • Doing legal research
  • Working alongside lawyers representing clients on a large variety of legal matters
  • Deal with clients ranging from multinational corporations, large or medium-sized state owned enterprises, to start-up enterprises in a large variety of industries, including but not limited to, automobile, energy, pharmacy, real estate, trading, retail, telecommunication, and internet industries;

Program inclusions

  • Available all-year round
  • Flexible start date and length
  • All-inclusive Programs

Student Experience

Still deciding? Our Alumni are the best source of inspiration.

Sean Skinner (United States, 2010), University of Alabama, Legal internship in ShanghaiPromise Law Firm
I was worried that my internship would consist of shredding and filming papers seeing as I am an undergraduate working at a law firm, but I was pleasantly surprise that Next Step Connections placed me in a law firm that had me doing legal research.
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