Internship Programme

What makes you you makes us us.

Exceptional law students have so many options before them. With it comes the pressure of choosing the right place to launch their legal careers. 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 for having your questions answered and to help you determine whether MC is the place for you.

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

What does it involve?

Working part-time (a minimum of eight hours a week to fit in with your studies) with one or more of our legal teams from April through to October each year.

Which areas are involved?

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

Can I Summer Clerk elsewhere?

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 firm’s summer clerk programmes.

What are the benefits?

We know you need to balance study, work, and your other personal commitments, which is why we’ll tailor a flexible timetable that works for you and us.

Our interns are paid the same as law clerks and are a full part of our team. So, don’t worry - we won’t hold back on any of the social and learning benefits available to all our staff.

Why intern at MC?

What makes us different, and in our minds better, is our people. All our people have their unique needs and personalities. We embrace this, harnessing their individualism to make us better collectively.

Our brand promise - We listen. We act. We deliver what’s right for you - that applies to you and your career.

Our team, some of the sharpest legal minds in the country, will give your career the foundation it needs. And because we offer a full range of practice areas, you’ll have plenty of options to ultimately enable you to specialise in whatever area you become most passionate about.

Am I Eligible?

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. That exceptionality should include demonstrated academic excellence with a minimum law GPA of six, and notable non-academic achievements in the arts, sports, cultural, leadership or otherwise.

How Do I Apply?

Recruitment for our Intern Programme happens in the first quarter of each year (see specific dates below) but you can tell us at any time whether you’re interested in being part of the next intake.

All we need is:
Covering letter
Curriculum Vitae
Academic transcript
Law GPA (minimum of six)

Send it all directly to our Chief People and Capability Officer, Andy Smith.