Unique winter

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 it's all about.

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 players

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:  28 June 2021 to 9 July 2021 full time, followed by part time hours (1 to 2 days per week) until Friday 17 September.
  • Wellington:  21 June 2021 to 2 July 2021 full time, followed by part time hours (1 to 2 days per week) until Friday 17 September.

Interning at MC means you’ll be learning form 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.

Maybe you’ll find your place at MC.

Summer clerk elsewhere?

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.

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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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Recruitment for our Intern Programme happens in the first few months of the year. The key dates for the next intake are:

  • Applications open:  1 March 2021
  • Applications close:  2 April 2021
  • Internships commence late June and will run until 17 September 2021.

To apply, all you need is to send the following information to our People team: