As an exceptional law student, you have so many options before you. With those options comes the pressure of choosing the right place to launch your legal career. It’s an important decision. What’s the culture of the firm like? What are the people like? Will they care about me and my needs? 

Our Winter Intern Programme provides an extended period of work throughout the year so your questions can be answered to help you determine whether MC is the place for you.

Getting the right fit is important to us as well, so the Intern Programme provides us with an opportunity to get to know if you are the right person for MC.

What does

it involve?

Working in with your studies, you’ll work part-time (a minimum of eight hours a week) with one or more of our legal teams from May through to October.

The broad practice types are Corporate & Commercial and Litigation. Choosing one of these two is a great place to start in understanding the expansive spectrum of legal services each one includes. And, of course, you can pursue a particular specialisation or practice area at a later time.

Can I




Absolutely— in fact we encourage it. Do both and see which fit is best for you. Our programme is deliberately designed not to clash with other firms' summer clerk programmes.





Being an intern is about providing you with real work experience and that means giving you the training and support to get the most out of your time here. You’ll work alongside some of the sharpest legal minds in the country, getting involved in a day-to-day working environment and learning by seeing and doing. We’ll support this hands on learning with access to the many training options we have for all MC staff.

We know that getting through your studies is a high priority so we’ll help where we can. You can ask the experts for advice and, of course, you’ll have full access to our library of resources.

We won’t hold back on any of the social benefits available to MC people. You’ll be a full member of our MC team and be invited to all the events we have on offer.

Am I


Applications are invited from anyone in their last or penultimate year of study. Because the programme involves working part-time in either our Wellington or Auckland offices, it is realistically only available to Victoria and Auckland students.

Places are strictly limited and successful applicants will need to exhibit real exceptionality like: demonstrated academic excellence and notable non-academic achievements in the arts, sports, cultural, leadership or otherwise.


Do I


Recruitment for our Intern Programme happens in the first quarter of each year (but you can tell us at any time if you’re interested in being part of the next intake). The key dates for the next intake are:

  • Applications have closed for 2020
  • Interviews begin mid-April
  • Internships commence late April/early May

To apply, all you need is:

Send your information to Cushla Hill in our People team.