Summer Vacation Placement Scheme 2024

Applications for our 2024 Summer Vacation Placement Scheme are now open!

About the Scheme

Our Summer Vacation Placement Scheme is designed to provide anyone considering applying for a Training Contract starting September 2025 with the opportunity to experience what it is like to work with a top-tier corporate law firm and learn from our legal professionals.

An intern can expect a week spent working with partners, solicitors and trainees across a range of specialist areas of law. Interns will get to advise on real-life scenarios; participate in skills workshops; participate in negotiation and mediation exercises with partners, solicitors and trainees; and get involved in social activities with members of the firm.

There are two entry dates for our one-week scheme. They are:

  • Week commencing 3rd June
  • Week commencing 17th June

Views from previous Interns

I thoroughly enjoyed the Carson McDowell Summer Vacation Scheme because it provided me with a valuable insight into the breadth of work the firm participates in. My experience was further enhanced by the opportunity to engage in discussions and workshops with the other interns, allowing me to exchange insights and widen my viewpoints on the legal sector.

My experience of Carson McDowell’s Vacation Scheme was a key motivation to subsequently applying to the firm’s Solicitor Training Programme. The opportunity to discover five different departments within the firm meant that I had a broad experience of the type of work the firm engages in as well as the overall welcoming culture of the firm.

Find your career direction at Carson McDowell:

Click Apply to download our application form. Your completed form must be returned by email to by 5.00pm on Thursday 28th March 2024. Further detail is provided within the application.

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