Student Schemes

Student scheme applications are now closed and applications for summer 2021 will open on 1 November 2020.

Internships (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.

Click here to send your CV and cover letter (optional) to our student recruitment team. 

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.

Work Experience Placement (Jersey and 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 be involved in live client matters and engage with lawyers at all levels. 

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.