Want to be
a litigator?

Scroll through this page to find everything you need to know about MC's winter internship programme, including our application form and the link to apply.

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 internship programme provides an extended period of work throughout the year and is generally a pathway to becoming a graduate at MC. However, our programme differs from other firms because it is held over winter, allowing you the freedom to summer clerk elsewhere. That way you'll be able to make an informed decision about who you'll start your legal career with.


What are you doing

this winter?

Our winter internship programme focuses on developing you as a lawyer – taking what you’re learning in lectures and putting it to the test.

The internship is new and improved and divided into two parts:

Part one is a two week introduction during semester break where you’ll get to know your fellow interns and meet a variety of MC people.

Part two is a two month part time programme where you’ll immerse yourself in a team, do meaningful work and dive deeper into the culture.

Auckland and Wellington: 26 June to 8 July 2023 full time, followed by part time hours (1 to 2 days per week) from 10 July until 13 October 2023. 

Interning at MC means you’ll be learning from the best.  Our programme takes place during winter, our busiest time – which means you’ll be there in the thick of it.  Our team and your dedicated buddy will make sure you’re fully supported every step of the way.


Summer clerk


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 those students based in either Wellington or Auckland.

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.


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Applications for MC's winter internship programme generally run from March to April each year. 

2023 Internship dates

  • Full time - 26 June to 7 July 
  • Part time - 10 July to 13 October

For more information, get in touch with our People team.