Careers/Business Services/Internship Internship and student assistantship Interesting challenges await both interns and student assistants in our firm’s Business Services department. Careers/Business Services/Internship Internship: Get your first taste of work An internship at Freshfields means that you work independently and take on responsibilities! Our Human Resources department in Frankfurt gives you the opportunity of completing a six-month full-time internship. You will help the team organise and implement various specialist topics, and will gain a good insight into Human Resources by participating in daily business life. We regularly offer internships in the following areas: – HR Business Partner (Business Services or Legal Careers) – HR Marketing & Recruiting – Learning & Development It is possible for you to start at different times. Find out about our vacancies. Student assistantship: taking your first steps As a student assistant, you will gain an insight into the various areas of Business Services at a major law firm. We will offer you an attractive range of tasks at various locations and in several departments. You can join us for a maximum period of 12 months and you will work between 6 and 20 hours per week. We are regularly on the look out for student assistants in the following departments: – Finance Support – Human Resources – Knowledge Management and Library & Information Services – Office Management – Regional Management Find out about our current vacancies. Testimonials Julia Meylahn HR Assistant Julia Meylahn HR Assistant Human Resources Frankfurt After successfully completing my studies, I decided to do a six-month internship at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. I started as an intern in the Legal Careers team at the Park Tower in Frankfurt in September 2020. Right from the first day, I felt very well looked after and supervised by the team. I was able to take on various processes independently as well as support the entire team on a wide variety of HR issues. In this way, I got to know the HR processes at Freshfields very quickly, and at the same time gained a comprehensive insight into HR work. For example, I assisted with applicant management, administrative processes such as contract and reference preparation, and entries into Workday. What I particularly liked, however, were the personal interactions within the team and the independent way of working. Eventually, the opportunity arose for me to become a more permanent part of the team, so I ended the internship a little early and have been an assistant ever since. Theresa Rauh HR Consultant Theresa Rauh HR Consultant Human Resources Frankfurt I did an internship in Learning & Development at Freshfields from October 2019 to March 2020. I became aware of the firm thanks to a job advertisement on StepStone. Even during the interview, I was sure I would enjoy working here because of the aspects of the work that were described to me and the warm atmosphere. Both were fully confirmed during my in-ternship. In the process, I gained a comprehensive insight into the various aspects of the work in per-sonnel development. One of my many highlights was our onboarding programme throughout Germany and Austria, where I was involved in everything from planning to on-site support and follow-up, and was able to take on tasks independently. However, Freshfields stands out for me as an employer not only because of the exciting work in an international environment, but also because of the open and inclusive corporate culture. In terms of Diversity & Inclusion, for example, the firm offers an impressive range of different schemes. I was also able to provide support on these and contribute my own ideas. For example, I organised an initiative for International Women’s Day. But the internship would only have been half as nice if I hadn’t had such a great team around me. I was fully integrated right from the start and was able to learn a lot from my colleagues. In addition to my own team, I was also in frequent dialogue with the interns from the other HR departments. Friendships have developed from this that remain today. This made the intern-ship fly by and I had to say goodbye at the end of March with a heavy heart. It meant I was all the more delighted to be offered a permanent position in Learning & Development four months later. After completing my master’s degree in business education, I started as an HR Executive in November 2020. How to become a part of the team What do I need to apply to Freshfields? + For an internship You are in at least the fourth semester of your Economics or Psychology studies or another relevant subject. You have experience with the MS Office suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. You also have a very good command of both written and spoken German. Ideally, you will have already gained some practical experience (for example, internships or a working student job). For a position as student assistant You are in at least the second semester of your studies. You have experience with the MS Office suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. You also have a very good command of 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? + On our application tool you will always find our currently advertised internship and student assistant vacancies. Please follow the link on this page to job opportunities. 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 want to complete your internship with us 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 at the relevant office. Do you have any tips for my job interview? + If your application is successful, you will receive an invitation for a face-to-face 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 for your agreed appointment with us and try to relax. 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.