Summer Intern Programme (SIP) 2023-Dublin

Republic of Ireland
Summer Intern

A&L Goodbody is one of Ireland's largest and most successful law firms, with an extensive and top class client list, representing household names and international blue chip corporations. We offer breadth and depth of experience across every facet of business law, providing the full range of specialist services across the island of Ireland.

We also have an international outlook, with offices in Dublin, Belfast, London, New York, Palo Alto and San Francisco. The Firm boasts a superb working environment, which reflects an atmosphere of achievement and excellence. First class information technology, knowledge systems and a knowledge centre allow you to thrive within the Firm.

We are currently recruiting for our Summer Intern Programme (SIP). Our SIP forms an integral part of the firm’s resourcing strategy. Its importance is evidenced by the resources we dedicate to it throughout the firm. We offer four-week long, paid internships during the summer period (June & July) and we see the programme as an opportunity for you to learn from our legal professionals and for us to identify potential trainee solicitors.

All of our summer interns work within one of our main departments: Corporate and M&A, Disputes & Investigations, Finance and Real Estate and Tax.


What will I learn?

As a summer intern, you will be assigned to a legal team with a partner, associate and trainee buddy dedicated to ensuring you have a real and positive experience. You will develop your personal and professional skills with comprehensive on the job training.


You will learn the work of a trainee solicitor getting involved in various tasks and activities and meeting a wide range of individuals throughout the firm willing to answer any questions you may have and share their experiences of a career in corporate law. At the end of your internship all interns will have the opportunity to interview for a traineeship with the firm.


What will I be doing? 

  • Full day induction programme
  • Legal and executive skills training
  • Themed departmental weeks
  • Team and individual projects
  • Legal workshops and seminars
  • Social events
  • Participation in Responsible Business programme

Applicants must:

  • have completed at least one year of their degree by summer 2023.
  • be post-graduates; or
  • have successfully obtained a third level degree qualification.

We don't just look for people who are academically high achievers or limit applicants to those who have studied law. We accept degrees from all disciplines. We are looking for candidates who are commercially aware, assertive and effective communicators, and have the personality and disposition to become top class lawyers.

We also look for evidence of the following attributes:

  • Intellectual Ability, Judgement & Commercial Awareness
  • Ability to build relationships
  • Commitment to a career in corporate law
  • Motivation and Initiative
  • Effective Communication
  • Resilience

To find out more about A&L Goodbody and our Summer Intern Programme, please go to

You are required to complete an application form and 3 short online assessments as part of the application process for this role.

Please ensure you find a quiet environment to complete the assessments, where you will not be disturbed or distracted.