The National Literacy Trust In partnership with Cleary Gottlieb are  offering young people an amazing opportunity this summer. Participants will gain experience and develop skills that will be invaluable as they progress to the workplace. All internships are part time and will take place virtually

As part of a group of interns, students will have the opportunity to: 

  • Hear from employees across Cleary Gottlieb talking about their job, career journey and their experiences of working in a large law firm.
  • Learn about writing a CV, presentation skills and preparing for an interview.
  •  Work on a mock legal project for the firm.

The internship week runs from 16 to 20 August 2021, 9.30am – 1.30pm.

Each morning small groups of student interns will meet online with a member of the National Literacy Trust Words for Work team, and then join a larger group workshop with Cleary Gottlieb.

Who are Cleary Gottlieb?

An international law firm headquartered in New York City. They employ over 1,200 lawyers worldwide.

How to apply

Interested students should visit our Cleary Gottlieb Virtual Internship page to find out more and download the application form. 

All applications, and any questions, should be emailed to

Applications close on Monday 19 July 2021