Summer Clerk Programme

Our Summer Clerk Programme

Applications for 2020-21 summer clerk and 2021 law clerk roles are now closed. Applications will reopen in March 2021.

The summer clerk programme at Russell McVeagh offers three months experience in a top-tier firm in your penultimate year of university.

Over the summer you will:

  • Work alongside the best lawyers in the business in both your team and in the wider practice groups.
  • Gain real work experience.
  • Receive regular feedback, including two appraisals.
  • Complete a comprehensive, structured training programme.
  • Attend an induction trip to meet your peers.
  • Get experience working in two different areas of law, under two different Partners, as part of the firm's bipartite system.

We also offer a range of activities to engage in over the summer, to assist with your rounded development including:

  • Seminar presentation to your Practice Group on a topic relevant to the firm's practice.
  • Input into the firm's transformation by joining any one of our committees or people action groups.
  • Homework Club.
  • Charity fundraiser for one of the firm's pro-bono clients.
  • Volunteering at the Mangere Community Law Centre.
  • Performing in the firm band.
  • Participation in any number of the firm's social and sporting events including touch, indoor netball, cricket and running events
Support for you

We offer a range of support options to assist with your transition into the firm. You will be:

  • Allocated a buddy, to ask all your questions along the way.
  • Encouraged to use our confidential counselling through the firm's external employee assistance programme.
  • Invited to our Whānau morning tea, to introduce your family to Russell McVeagh.
  • Supported through the summer by a dedicated HR team.
  • Looking after your health and wellbeing with access to our onsite Occupational Health Nurse and subsidised gym membership.