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Internship Programme

Our Internship Programme in Dublin ensures that you gain an invaluable introduction to life as a lawyer at the Maples Group. The Internship Programme offers an insight into a global law firm, the interesting and diverse range of work and allows you to experience our work, people and culture. You will have the opportunity to learn, develop your career and discover new horizons. All Internship placements in our programme are paid and offer you the opportunity to work alongside Partners, Associates and Trainees in one of our core practice areas - Corporate, Data, Commercial & Technology, Employment, Finance, Funds & Investment Management, Litigation/Dispute Resolution, Property and Tax - for the duration of your internship.

The programme runs for four weeks during the month of June each year. You will primarily be based in our Dublin office, however, you will be involved with international transactions, clients and advice. The programme includes a mix of training; department, committee and global talks; various workshops, Q&A sessions and a number of social activities to ensure a holistic experience for all our interns.

Our Internship Programme is the foundation of our Traineeship Programme as it allows us to identify our future Trainees. The Internship Programme is the first step in your career with the Maples Group and gives you the opportunity to experience life here with us. We are committed to developing the future generation of lawyers. If shaping the future of law is something that you would like to be a part of, apply for our programme today!

"The Maples Group's Internship Programme provides interns with the opportunity to see what it is really like to work in a global law firm. During their time with us, interns will be involved in legal work, including meetings, drafting and research. They will also have the chance to meet trainees, solicitors and partners across all practice areas. We are committed to making sure that interns receive excellent training and develop their skills. Of course, they also get to enjoy the social side of life, with many events and activities which allow them to connect with other interns and the entire firm."

Deirdre McIlvenna & Will Fogarty
Partners & Early Careers Partners


There are a number of benefits for those participating in our Internship Programme including:

next steps


Here at the Maples Group, we want to ensure a diverse pool of candidates each year and we therefore welcome applications from any candidate who has completed at least two years of an undergraduate or graduate degree in any discipline. Postgraduate students or those who have completed their studies are also encouraged to apply, including those who have work experience and have already completed FE1 exams.

How to apply

Applications now open and will close at midnight on Monday, 12 February 2024.

All interviews will take place on a video conferencing call to ensure ease of accessibility for all of our candidates.

As an employer who is dedicated to creating a more diverse workplace we want to ensure that all bias is removed from our recruitment processes. We care only about recruiting the best people, regardless of background or personal circumstances.

In addition to our blind screening approach, our Early Careers Recruitment Committee have all completed comprehensive unconscious bias training.

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Get in touch

Should you have any queries, or if you are interested in pursuing a career with the Maples Group but are not in a position to complete an Internship please get in touch by emailing [email protected]

"I thoroughly enjoyed my internship experience. I received so much hands on experience which can be used during a future traineeship. The firm's priority to invest in employees and develop their talent into the best experience as well as fostering strong learning highlights the important of employee personal and professional growth."

Kate Fallon
Employment Intern


We are looking forward to attending the follow fairs over the coming months. Representatives from the Maples Group will be on hand to answer any questions and provide further details on our Early Careers Programmes.

Dublin, 23 January 2024 @ UCD Internship Fair 2024

Cork, 24 January 2024 @ UCC Summer Internship Fair 2024

Dublin, 25 January 2024 @ Trinity Summer Internships Fair 2024

"The thing I most enjoyed about the Maples Group has been the collegial and collaborative environment within the firm. I was thoroughly impressed with how approachable and helpful my supervising partners, trainee buddy, and the entire Maples team were over the past month.

I found both the individual and group assignments very engaging, and I felt they gave me a great opportunity to learn more about the work and services of the Maples Group. It also gave me the opportunity to approach people within the firm and to get to know my fellow interns.

Over the course of this internship, I found that the Maples Group’s core values are truly an integral part of the firm’s culture. In particular, I found the emphasis on teamwork and communication was evident throughout the firm at every level. I was really impressed that every person I worked with, including trainees, associates, HR professionals, and partners always made the time to help with whatever question or issue I had. "

Molly Kearns
FIMG Intern