Internship Experience UK: Commercial Law

20 Jul 2021, 9 a.m.
Application deadline was 14th July 2021, 11:59pm

Applications for Internship Experience UK are now closed.


It's no secret that Commercial Law offers a plethora of perks and rewards, from high salaries to constant intellectual stimulation. Graduates in this sector are in high demand and have the opportunity to support individuals and businesses alike through the work they do.

Want to see if you have what it takes to make it in the world of Commercial Law? Join us for this three-day immersive experience, designed to help you gain exclusive insights and drive forward your career - you can see the learning timetable for more details.

What's new for 2021? 

This year, we're partnering with even more world-leading firms on all-new skills sessions and running wellbeing sessions throughout each experience. We've added a brand new work sample and you'll also have the opportunity to network with key representatives from leading firms in the Commercial Law sector.

Sessions you'll get

As part of the three-day experience, we've partnered with the very best employers in the industry to deliver workshops on topics you need to know about before starting your career:

  • Corporate litigation and the class action revolution - Slaughter and May
  • Legal thinking skills - Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Deep dive of a bond issue transaction - CMS

More to be announced soon. 

Am I eligible and how do I apply?

Internship Experience UK: Commercial Law is open to every student and recent graduate (18+). All you need to take part is a Bright Network membership which is completely free and you can sign up when you start your application. To apply, simply click the button below and fill in an application form – it takes about 10 minutes to complete. You don't need previous experience to complete the experience - just a passion for the sector.

The application deadline was 14th July at 11:59pm.

Why attend

Develop key competencies

Discover the tools you'll need to succeed and thrive in a career in Commercial Law.

Gain a competitive edge

Demonstrate your proactiveness and add to your CV to help you stand out during future application processes.

Connect with world-leading firms

Make valuable connections with representatives from world-leading firms like Clyde & Co, Slaughter and May, HSF, Ashurst, CMS and Sidley.

Who can attend

Open to all students and recent graduates (18+)

Well-suited to those with an interest in Commercial Law

No previous experience required

Employers joining us


20 Jul 2021 - 22 Jul 2021

9 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Day one

Take part in sector overviews and expert skills sessions delivered by our leading partner employers: Clyde & Co, Slaughter and May, HSF, Ashurst and CMS.

9 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Day two

Begin your work project to simulate real-life tasks you’d be responsible for during a Commercial Law vacation scheme.

9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Day three

After completing your project, there will be final skills sessions and a closing celebration to mark the end of your internship experience. You will receive feedback on your work once completed.


What people say about this event

I think the main way that Internship Experience UK helped me secure my role was definitely the technical awareness it gave me. That really helped me in my interview.

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Ayanah, Intern

I think the most useful thing about the Internship Experience UK was the fact that, due to Covid 19, there were really limited work experience opportunities and Internship Experience UK was a really good way to get an insight into Commercial Law which is something I had very little knowledge of prior to the scheme.

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Annika, Trainee Solicitor

Frequently asked questions

What if I can't attend?

If you're not able to attend the live experience, don't worry, you can still take part with On-Demand. Head to our Internship Experience UK On-Demand page to learn more and apply today.

What if I'm under 18? 

If you're under the age of 18, you don't have to miss out. This year we've launched Internship Experience UK On Demand Schools where those 16 and 17 years old can take part in a tailored internship experience of your choice, in your own time during the school summer holidays. Visit our Internship Experience UK On Demand Schools page to learn more and apply for the programme.

I did this experience last year - is it the same?

It's not. In summer 2021, the experiences are completely unique, so if you did the experience last year, we recommend taking part again. All the sessions will be different and the work samples are brand new, plus there are extra features to help you gain more from the experience.

What if I have another question?

For a full list of commonly asked questions about the experience, take a look at our Internship Experience UK FAQs page.