Early Careers

Grow to your full potential at Clifford Chance. Bring an open mind and a collaborative approach, and you’ll make the most of your talent when you join our global community. Our teams work together across different roles and countries, sharing their knowledge, ideas and experience to deliver legal advice and client services that are second to none. 

We welcome and value your contribution. We’ll encourage your creativity and diversity of thought in a learning culture where you can flourish. With a wide range of development opportunities, you’ll benefit from both on-the-job learning and formal training to enable your journey from intern to qualified lawyer. 

We also offer a variety of work experience schemes, including Global Virtual Internships. We’ll empower you to explore every opportunity – to make the progress you want.

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Why choose us?

At Clifford Chance, we embrace our people as individuals. We know that celebrating who you are makes you better at what you do. 

Our firm is made up of people with varied experiences and backgrounds who make extraordinary things possible for our clients and communities. What keeps us together is our culture, and we think ours is exceptional. 

We are not only defined by our service delivery and ability to achieve the best outcome for our clients, but also by our ability to work in teams as trusted specialists, innovators and thinkers who value diversity and inclusion in all its forms. At Clifford Chance, our rich, collaborative and team-based culture is the glue which has held us together, allowing us to grow and embrace challenges. 

Choosing to work with us means you’ll hit the ground running and get involved in real client work, tackling challenging and varied work, including matters of the utmost commercial significance - all the while working alongside some of the most respected lawyers and business professionals in the industry. 

I invite you to be part of Clifford Chance, a special place that empowers you to shape your career and take advantage of opportunities to succeed and grow. 

Connie Heng, Regional Managing Partner and Head of Capital Markets – Asia Pacific

Opportunities in APAC

Hong Kong Summer Vacation Scheme

Application is now open and we will be reviewing your application on a rolling basis. Please submit your application by 1 December 2023.

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Clerkships in Australia

Applications for our Sydney and Perth Clerkships will open shortly. Our clerks are automatically considered for a 2024 Graduate Program.

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Singapore Summer Internship Programme

Applications are now open and will close on 26 January 2024. We do not review applications on a rolling basis.

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Global Virtual Internships

Whether you’re a first-year student or a recent graduate, our global virtual internships will give you the skills you need to take that next big step in your career. Our free internships, with over 20 hours of modular content represent the future of virtual work-experience. 

The content has been created by leading experts from across our global network. It will not only expose you to international work in a way that has never been done before, but also enable you to develop the analytical abilities that will turn you into a leading lawyer of tomorrow.

This internship will offer you the chance to:

Upskill yourself by completing trainee-level tasks Gain an insight into challenges facing our clients around the world Learn first-hand from our trainees and lawyers around our global network. The moment to take control of your future has arrived. By giving you access to inspirational lawyers, exceptional development resources and insights that will guide you for years to come, this is an internship that could make your career.



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Meet our Global Virtual Internships contributors

Max Beavis


"There has been a significant shift from both businesses and financiers alike towards integrating "ESG" into financing arrangements as the market shifts towards cleaner and greener investing and deals"

Molly Tredinnick


“Our sustainable finance Global Virtual Internship offers practical insight into environmentally-linked financing and reflects one facet of Clifford Chance's diverse work in the ESG space.”

Allison Tan


“As financial institutions and regulators worldwide become more environmentally conscious and aware of the need to play their parts in combating climate change, the lawyers of tomorrow need to ensure they understand and are able to advise clients on environmental, social and governance considerations."

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Delve into more detail about what it's like to train at the Firm in Asia Pacific. Read our brochure.


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