Summer Intern Experiences

Isabel CookeBefore I started in the firm I wasn’t at all sure a corporate career was for me, but my expectations of the internship were more than exceeded. I was placed in the Employment team for my internship. Over the four weeks I spent time in the Employment Appeals Tribunal, in client consultations and the High Court. No two days were the same, and I found the experience really rewarding and incredibly interesting – one thing I never was in the whole month was bored!

 

Interns Four Courts

Isabel preparing for Court

Interns are thrown right in to the work of the firm, and given real responsibility straight away. I shared an office with an associate, also my intern facilitator, who was so supportive and gave me loads of opportunities to learn. I sat in on counsel briefings and meetings with clients, and got to see every aspect of the team’s work.

 

As well as time spent in the office, there was a great social scene in the firm. We were invited to the firms charity fundraising lip sync battle, had a relaxed mini golf evening and a definite highlight was our goodbye dinner cooked in front of on the flames of a tepanyaki restaurant! The firm is also really considerate of its intern’s circumstances, and provides free accommodation for those who live outside of Dublin. This was a huge help because the work, although interesting was tiring and it was great to not have to worry about a huge commute or trying to find short-term city accommodation.

 

I really enjoyed my four weeks in Arthur Cox and it completely changed my mind about corporate law in the process. If you’re a considering a career in corporate law, or even if you’re not, I really urge you to apply!

 

Intern Social Event - Thursday 16 June 2016

Interns at mini golf

 

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