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Applications for the Summer 2024 Program are now closed.

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2024 Program criteria

  • Studying in France, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands or the United Kingdom
    • In France or Belgium: currently enrolled in your first year of Master Degree in Law for academic year 2023-2024 (Master 1)
    • In the Netherlands: enrolled for your Master or Pre-Master in Law when you start the program
    • In Germany: successfully completed your intermediate exam
    • In the United Kingdom: students that have completed their Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and are planning to complete either the LPC or SQE*
  • Available in July and August 2024
  • Authorized to work in the European Union or the United Kingdom as applicable without a working permit
  • Enthusiastic and highly motivated
  • Eager to learn how business acumen is applied by in-house counsel in an international environment
  • Pragmatic, business and solutions oriented
  • Team player, willing to support cross-functional project teams
*This placement will not count as qualifying work experience for the SQE

Language skills

  • Belgium or the Netherlands: Fluent English is required; local languages are a plus.
  • France: French is required; English is a plus.
  • Germany: German and English are required
  • The United Kingdom: English is required

How to apply

Applications for the Summer 2024 Program are now closed.

Watch this page for the start of the 2025 program!

You will need to send your application to

  • Motivation letter: include what diversity means to you.
  • Resume: list your language skills and specific legal studies.

Click here for more information on what to include in your motivation letter and resume.

Click here for tips and guidance on what to include in your application.



Candidates will be chosen by the STEP UP selection team and matched with the partnered companies in their country of study. Company locations are:

  • Belgium;
  • France;
  • Germany;
  • The Netherlands;
  • The United Kingdom.

In some cases, the candidate will meet virtually with the partnered company before the final selection.

This program is supported by the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) and the Belgian Institute of Company Lawyers (IBJ / IJE)

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