Hong Kong Internship

Program Overview

Our Internship Program is a fantastic opportunity for you to experience our firm and our culture.

As well as working and socializing with our trainees, associates and partners, you’ll experience life at our firm and hear about what we can offer you. You’ll also learn about our different practice areas, which will help you decide which direction to take in your career.

Our Internship Program has the potential to kick-start your career in law. After finishing your 4 week program, you will be invited to participate in a Training Contract assessment.

Details of Program

Whether you attend our Summer Program, you’ll work with one of our commercial, litigation or real estate practices. You’ll take on assignments, form a project team with other interns and deliver a presentation on a legal topic. Furthermore, you’ll attend client meetings, court hearings and assist on client-related work with the partners and associates in your practice group before you participate in a Training Contract assessment.

Development & Perks

All of our interns gain invaluable experience regarding how our global law firm operates. From our practice areas and business functions to our infrastructure and culture, you’ll get an inside perspective on our work. And with so many opportunities to develop a network and establish professional relationships with our people, we can ensure you a practical, fulfilling internship.

How to Apply

Step 1: Starting Your Application

We’ll ask you to provide some personal information, including your educational background and any relevant work experience that you have. Don’t worry if you haven’t completed any legal work experience – we’re interested in any experience where you can demonstrate transferable skills. Please make sure you thoroughly check your application for any spelling or grammatical errors.


The application deadline for our 2024 Summer Internship programme has now closed.

Check back here for our 2025 Summer Internship application dates.


How to Apply

Step 2: Online Tests

Alongside your application form, you’ll need to complete two online tests—a verbal reasoning test and a situational strengths test. To progress to the next stage of the application process, you’ll need to meet or surpass our benchmark scores for each of these tests.

The verbal reasoning test measures your verbal comprehension skills with five distinct modules: dexterity, comprehension, reasoning, interpretation and adaptability. Each module has four questions, making 20 questions in total.

You can answer five practice verbal reasoning questions here.

The situational strengths test uses a set of realistic scenario-based questions to establish how certain situations might make you feel, behave and react. Your responses will be scored in relation to traits that will help you succeed at Mayer Brown.

You can answer five practice situational strengths questions here.

How to Apply

Step 3: In Person Interview

If your application and online tests are successful, you'll be asked to conduct a 20-minute strengths-based interview with the graduate recruitment team.

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