Gaining first relevant professional experience in the legal industry is not easy. That is why Baker McKenzie Switzerland has created the “Step In, Step Up” program.

We believe that every law student, with or without a network, should have the chance to gain work experience in a leading global law firm.

Find out more about this program.

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As a global leading law firm based in Switzerland, Baker McKenzie Switzerland is aware of its responsibility when it comes to diversity, sustainability and equality. We believe that each student should have access to a first professional experience.

“Step In, Step Up” is about giving law students (second and third year of bachelor's degree) the chance to gain a first professional experience in the fast-paced daily life of an international law firm – without worrying about compensation due to holiday job loss.

We consider all jobs as full-fledged work and also compensate them appropriately.

We are happy to offer our program again for two weeks from July 17 to July 28, 2023.

In the meantime, please read about the experience from our first short-term interns (February 2023):

Switzerland interns

  • Luca: "It was an extremely enriching experience."
  • Pauline: "A very enriching encounter in a gentle, welcoming and motivating environment."
  • Bissane: "It was an incredibly inspiring experience in a caring atmosphere."
  • Thalia: "Being an intern at Baker McKenzie is an extremely rewarding experience offering a unique opportunity to work on complex cases with the help of brilliant lawyers."

To take part in our program, please apply by June 22, 2023. Your application needs to contain a CV, grades and an essay of maximum 1,500 words on the topic: "At a time when artificial intelligence seems to be overtaking us in many areas, how can I still give meaning to the legal profession?"

To apply for the program, you are invited to register by clicking on the second button below (registration deadline: June 22, 2023):

For questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our Step In, Step Up team via email.

Simon Ntah Adriana Garcia Kapeller DGomes
Simon Ntah
Adriana Garcia Kapeller
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