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Student Schemes

Internships

Bermuda

Our paid internships are designed to provide an insight into life at a leading offshore law firm. Students are given the opportunity to be involved in live client matters and to engage with lawyers at all levels. Our internships are intended for students aged 18 and over who have an interest in a career in law. Applicants should either be Bermudian or permanent residents in Bermuda.

The internship scheme will run on two occasions in 2024:

  • Monday 1 July – Friday 26 July
  • Monday 5 August – Friday 30 August

We are now accepting applications for our 2024 Bermuda Internship.  Applications should be submitted before the closing date of 30th April 2024.

Internship Scheme (TS16) | Carey Olsen

Cayman Islands

Our two-week internships are designed to provide insight into life at a leading offshore law firm. Students are given the opportunity to be involved in live client matters and to engage with lawyers at all levels. Our internships are intended for students aged 18 and over who have an interest in a career in law, however exceptions are made for younger students (16+) who show particular promise. Please note that this is not a paid scheme, but a small allowance is awarded to cover essential expenses. Applicants should be Caymanian or be permanent residents in the Cayman Islands.

The 2024 internship scheme will take place on the below dates:

  • Monday 05 August – Friday 16 August
  • Monday 19 August – Friday 30 August

Applications for the 2024 scheme are now open, please submit your interest via Internship Scheme.

Bursary Scheme (Jersey and Guernsey)

Our Bursary Scheme is primarily designed for students who are either studying law or about to embark on a professional legal qualification. In exceptional circumstances, we will also consider undergraduates who are keen to study law at a later stage. Students should possess excellent personal and academic skills.

As well as receiving financial assistance while studying, in the form of a term-time grant, you will be offered up to eight weeks of relevant and engaging paid employment throughout the year. These placements take place in all legal teams in the firm to provide a rounded experience of legal practice.

Please note that we cannot consider applicants who are in receipt of any other employer funded bursary payments.

Please note that we can only consider applications from individuals who are residentially qualified in Guernsey or Jersey.

The 2024 bursary scheme has now closed.  Applications for the 2025 scheme will open on 1st November.

Work Experience Placement (Channel Islands)

Guernsey

This scheme offers one week of work experience designed to give students an insight into life at a leading offshore law firm. The placements are designed for students who have an interest in a career in law. You will be working with one team for the duration of your placement which will allow you to get an in-depth experience of a particular practice area. Students will have the opportunity to shadow client calls, discuss future studies with our Trainees and Associates, attend Partner led sessions, complete a research task and network with other students and Trainees.

The work experience scheme will run on two occasions in 2024:

  • Monday 3rd June to Friday 7th June
  • Monday 22nd July to Friday 26th July

Please note that we can only consider applications from individuals who are residentially qualified in Guernsey.

The 2024 work experience scheme has now closed.  Applications for the 2025 scheme will open on 1st November.

Jersey

This scheme offers a set two weeks of work experience designed to give students an insight into life at a leading offshore law firm. The placements are designed for students who have an interest in a career in law. You will be working with one team reporting to a Trainee Solicitor for the duration of your placement which will allow you to get an in-depth experience of a particular practice area. Students will have the opportunity to shadow client calls, discuss future studies with our Trainees and Associates, attend Partner led sessions, complete a research task and network with other students and Trainees.

The work experience scheme will run for two weeks from Monday 22 July 2024 to Friday 2 August 2024.

Please note that we can only consider applications from individuals who are residentially qualified in Jersey.

The 2024 work experience scheme has now closed.  Applications for the 2025 scheme will open on 1st November.

Bermuda Investing In People Award

Carey Olsen Bermuda Limited invites applications for its 2024 Investing in People Award. Applicants must have Bermudian status or be eligible for a Permanent Resident's Certificate and intend to practice law in Bermuda after studies. Applicants must be enrolled or accepted into an accredited law degree or other course leading to a Commonwealth legal qualification, which in turn will lead to admission to the Bermuda Bar.

The recipient of the 2024 award will be selected by a committee appointed by the Partners. The committee will select the recipient of the 2024 award taking into account their academic record, extracurricular achievements, career aspirations and overall character. The award is meant to assist with the cost of tuition fees, course material, and room and board. The applicant's financial need may also be taken into consideration. The committee will not grant the award to an applicant who will receive combined awards or scholarships of a value that will exceed the applicant's educational expenses.

Applicants should be available to attend an interview during the month of May. The committee will endeavour make a decision and contact the successful recipient by the end of June.

The recipient will be required to apply for our pupillage programme upon the completion of their studies. Carey Olsen Bermuda Limited reserves the right to require repayment of the award should the recipient be selected for a pupillage and decline the appointment.

The closing date for applications is 30 April 2024 and applicants must apply via www.bermudascholarships.com.

Scholarships

Cayman Islands

We offer two different types of scholarship in our Cayman Islands office, for more information click here.

What are we looking for?

Our student schemes are extremely popular and so there is strong competition for the places available.

You should possess excellent academic skills along with enthusiasm and a commitment to delivering the highest professional standards. Throughout the selection process, we will be looking for some of the key attributes required to become a successful lawyer including: attention to detail, analytical ability, interpersonal, communication and organisational skills, and a drive and desire to work at Carey Olsen.