Summer Program

Each year we offer a limited number of students (usually in their last or second-to-last year of law school depending on their country of education) the opportunity to spend a month in our office during the summer period.

The Summer Associate Program provides an introduction to the practice of law at Cleary Gottlieb. It gives you an exposure to practical aspects of legal problems, an opportunity to experience life within a leading international law firm and an introduction to the way law is practiced in our firm.

This means that you will work in our office on a broad range of assignments and at the same time you are encouraged to participate actively in the ‘Summer Associate Training and Events Program’ organized in the Brussels office for all summer associates. This program includes training sessions in both EU and Belgian law as well as many different social events for the summer associates to enjoy.

We are looking for students with excellent academic credentials and fluency in spoken and written English. Applicants must be strong team players, highly motivated and internationally-oriented.

We offer compensation in line with these requirements.

The Brussels Summer Associate Program welcomes both students from Belgian universities as well as international students. Moreover some students are seconded to us by our London, Frankfurt, New York and Washington offices. The program runs from June until the end of August.

Belgian law students are recruited for the Summer Associate Program in late October/early November of the preceding year in which the program will be held. These students will receive a notification from us (usually via their university) inviting them to send in their applications.

International students should send their applications in by February 15 of the same year in which the program will be held. Please refer to the sections ”Hiring Process” or ”Positions at Cleary Gottlieb” to apply for a position.