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Grow to your full potential at Clifford Chance.

Make the most of your talent as an integral part of 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 encourage creativity and diversity of thought, in a learning culture where you can flourish. From training contracts for aspiring lawyers to Global Virtual Internships and the Clifford Chance Academy, we provide a wide range of learning and development opportunities for everyone in every role. So, bring a collaborative approach and an open mind and we’ll empower you to explore every opportunity – to make the progress you want. 

Clifford Chance Scholarship for Diverse Students in Europe

We are excited to announce the Clifford Chance Scholarship for Diverse Students in Europe, as part of our REACH (i.e. advancing Race Equality And Celebrating Heritage) diversity and inclusion initiative across the Continental European region. 

The Scholarship is specifically targeting university students with a diverse cultural or social economic background, currently in their final years of law studies in Spain, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg, graduating between 2023 and 2026, majoring in business law and interested in pursuing a career in an international law firm. While not a requirement, Clifford Chance is particularly keen to hear from applicants who are first-generation university students. 

By this initiative, we wish to support talented university students with diverse cultural or social economic backgrounds succeed in their studies and early careers. Ultimately, we aim to improve social mobility within the legal sector, to ensure that our workforce better represents the social and economic diversity across Continental Europe and to increase inclusion in our law firm and in the legal sector in general. Please feel free to reach out in case you are interested or have any queries.

Heloise Tan

Winner of last year's REACH scholarship


Mimouna El Beghdadi

Winner of last year's REACH scholarship

Global Virtual Internship

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. 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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