Summer Clerkship

Why join our Summer Clerkship Programme?

Our Summer Clerkship Programme is designed to provide the support and mentorship you need to succeed, not only as a student, but as a future lawyer as well.

You will build relationships, receive on the job training and get involved in hands-on work, while spending time working in each of our teams and practice areas. It’s not all work and no play – we’ll get you involved in the social side of the firm too including our sports teams and events!

Some of the benefits we offer our summer clerks are:

  • Competitive salary.

  • Rotation through all our practice groups and exposure to interesting, real world projects.

  • Professional development - the opportunity to develop not only your legal expertise but also your personal brand and reputation.

  • Mentorship - we make sure you spend time with lawyers from within the firm who have specific skill sets in areas you are interested in.

  • Involvement in our social events and sports teams.

  • Participation in our wellbeing programme - enabling a healthy work life balance.

  • Buddy system - a team member of a similar career stage who will support and look after you during your time at our firm.

  • Paid Christmas leave - so you can enjoy the summer sun.

The process and how to apply

Applications for the 2023/24 Summer Clerkship Programme open on 13th March 2023 and close 9am 3rd April 2023.

Step 1 - Application: Fill in the SRB Summer Clerkship Application Form. Use this form to tell us about your academic background and any work experience you may have. Attach your academic transcript and CV. Email your application to vacancies@srblaw.co.nz before 9am, 3rd April 2023. There is no need to include a cover letter.

Step 2 - Video interviews: Shortlisted applicants will take part in a one-way video interview. We will ask you some questions about your application to understand your skills and experience and you respond via video link.

Step 3 - Interviews (early May 2023): If your application is selected you will be asked for an interview. This will be structured similar to a real life business scenario with questions and discussion, with the opportunity for you to ask questions. You will be asked to describe your skills and experience so we can understand how you will fit the requirements of the job.

Step 4 - Online testing: Shortlisted applicants will be asked to complete an online test.

Step 5 - Reference checks: With your permission our People Team will conduct reference checks for the preferred candidates.

Step 6 - Offers made (mid-late May 2023) : All candidates will be notified if they have been accepted onto the SRB Summer Clerkship Programme or not. We will get back to you as soon as we can after the interview but don't be concerned if it's a few days before you hear from us.

The 2023/24 programme will run from 13th November 2023 – 9th February 2024.