Careers/Business Service/Internship

Internship and student assistantship

In the Business Service departments of our large law firm, interesting tasks are waiting for both interns or student assistants.

Careers/Business Service/Internship

Get your first taste of work

An internship at Freshfields means that you work independently and take on responsibilities!

Our Human Resources department gives you the opportunity of completing a six-month full-time internship. You will support the team in the organization and implementation of various specialist topics, and will gain a good insight into the area of Human Resources by participating in daily business life.

It is possible for you to start at different times. Find out here about our current vacancies.


Student assistantship: mastering your first tasks

As a student assistant, you will gain insights into various areas of Business Services at a major law firm.

Find out here about our current vacancies.



Marie-Claire Manias

HR Executive

Marie-Claire Manias

HR Executive

Human Resources


I started work at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in 2018. Friends told me about the company and I applied for a 6-month internship. My position in the HR Business Services Team not only gave me an insight into the daily work routine of the HR department. It was in an international environment where I also had the opportunity to take over my own support area. The responsibility that I was assigned allowed me to gain a detailed insight into professional life and was encouraged from day one. I gained experience in administrative processes such as drafting contracts, or letters of recommendation, as well as issues relating to personal rights and strategic topics. This enabled me to develop further in many areas of personnel management. Freshfields is a dynamic company that places great emphasis on team spirit. I have enjoyed coming to work every day since I started and feel very comfortable in my team and in the company. I am so pleased that I was given a job after my internship and can continue working for the company, and with the Business Services employees that fall within my area of responsibility. In my opinion, the modern, international working environment is very attractive for internships, or those new to the workplace. And it’s not just the daily work routine; numerous in-house and external events are also on offer. These range from being included in the feedback culture and getting involved in social activities. It’s not just through my educational background that I can identify myself with these values and activities. Many of these topics are important today, especially in our dynamic everyday working life.

How to become a part of the team?
What requirements do I need to apply to Freshfields?

For an internship
You are at least in the 4th term of your Economics, or Psychology studies or another relevant subject. You have experience with MS Office-Suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. You also have very good skills in both written and spoken German. Ideally, you should already have gained some practical experience (for example, internships or a working student job)

For a position as student assistant
You are at least in the 2nd term of your studies. You have experience with MS Office-Suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. You also have very good skills in both written and spoken German. You have an affinity for the subject matter of the particular department chosen.

How can I apply and what documents should I include with my application?

Please send your application to:

Your complete application documents should include:

  • a personal cover letter
  • your CV
  • all relevant certificates


We look forward to finding out from your cover letter why you believe completing your internship or student assistantship with us is what you want and what you find so exciting about Freshfields.

Your Curriculum Vitae is of particular interest. Please make sure that it is well laid out. Place the most important information in blocks (e.g. foreign languages, internships, personal data, etc.) and arrange it all in chronological order (starting with your most recent jobs, qualifications, etc.). It is better to compile all your certificates into a single file.

What are the next steps after my application?

After receiving all applications, we will make a pre-selection based on our selection criteria. If you are shortlisted, the first step will be to invite you to take part in a telephone interview. If this interview is successful, you will be asked to attend a personal interview.

Do you have any tips for my job interview?

If your application is successful you will receive an invitation for a personal interview with us. Be well prepared! What do you already know about Freshfields and the position you have applied for?
Convince us that you, and only you, are the right candidate for a position at Freshfields.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions!
Remember to give yourself plenty of time to get to our offices, arrive on time and try to relax for your agreed appointment with us.
But, most importantly, don’t be nervous! Just be yourself during the interview.

What will happen to my data?

The data that you have given us will be stored and processed throughout the duration of the application process in compliance with the applicable data protection regulations.