WS Summer Internship 2020

Dear all,

The WS Society is now welcoming applications from law students and graduates who would like to participate in the WS Summer Internship 2020 programme. An internship with a difference, now in its eleventh year, the WS Internship is an incomparable opportunity to gain practical experience with an organisation whose name is instantly recognisable throughout the legal fraternity in Scotland and the rest of the UK.

The WS Internship programme offers a unique opportunity to participants to raise their profile and sharpen their research and presentation skills in preparation for the world of legal work. The internship programme is tailored each year to cover contemporary legal issues and will include an assigned, team-based research project, working towards a presentation to external delegates and the production of a report for publication.

WS Interns will join the Society’s legal team, headed up by a solicitor with 20 years’ experience in legal practice and the Society’s Research Principal. WS Interns will assist the legal team primarily in their delivery to clients of research and information services and have the opportunity to interact with an extensive network of solicitor members from all areas of the profession on a daily basis.

Having the resource of the Signet Library at their fingertips, WS Interns can familiarise themselves with the texts and materials which will be fundamental to any career in law, while at the same time being able to experience over 500 years of legal history.

The WS Internship is open to 3rd and 4th year students from the four year LLB undergraduate degree, 2nd year students from the accelerated LLB Degree and Diploma students. The WS Summer Internship programme will take place in three blocks of two weeks on the following dates: 6 – 17 July, 27 July – 7 August, 10 – 21 August 2020. If you would like to apply, we encourage you to send by Friday 24 April a CV and covering letter, together with a note of your preferred dates, by email or post to:

Sophie Mills
The WS Society
The Signet Library
Parliament Square
Edinburgh, EH1 1RF
Email: Tel: 0131 220 3426

All the best!