Versatile Opportunities for Students
We have a valuable and extensive relationship with universities and students. Our year-round trainee programmes are the most visible form of this relationship. By participating in our trainee programmes, you will get to experience what it’s like working in one of Finland's largest law firms. Many of our lawyers have started their careers as trainees.
Each of our trainee programmes is aimed at students at different stages of their studies. Read more about our trainee programmes and send in your application!
Junior trainees have a wide variety of tasks. Very often they can save the day with their timely help. If you are in the early stages of your legal studies, this could be the job for you. Junior trainees work in four-month periods.
When you are at least halfway through your legal studies, you can apply for a trainee position in our Knowledge Management team. KM trainees are the researchers of our firm, carrying out diverse legal information retrievals to help our firm’s lawyers in their assignments. The KM trainee programme lasts for one year.
When you're on the home stretch in your studies, you can get a taste of a lawyer’s routine as a senior trainee. Senior trainees assist our lawyers, and their duties are very similar to those of a freshly graduated lawyer. Senior trainees work in four-month periods.
Our trainee assistants either work directly with our lawyers, or act as an extra pair of hands for our assistants. Trainee assistants are usually students of commerce or business administration. This position is ideal for the work-practice component of a BBA. Trainee assistants usually work in 5–7 month periods.
Trainees at Russian Offices
We are happy to be able to offer Russian and Finnish law students the opportunity to work in our Russian offices and learn about working as a lawyer in Russia. Read more about our Russian trainee opportunities and apply!
Cooperation with Universities
In addition to our trainee programmes, we cooperate extensively with Finnish universities and with law faculties in particular. Our lawyers teach courses focused on practical working life and business law and give lectures in seminars and thesis groups. We also coach students in international moot court competitions.
We also have long-standing ties with student organisations. We are happy to participate in student events and we also sponsor excursions and host events in our office.
If you think that Castrén & Snellman could be right for you, fill out our trainee application form and tell us about yourself. Please remember to include your CV, an application letter and a copy of your university credits.