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At King & Wood Mallesons you get a taste of a career as a lawyer, explore various practices and establish new relationships in the legal business whilst you are still studying. Many fascinating tasks await you in treading new paths and putting your knowledge to good use. There are a great many things you will learn.

Internship at King & Wood Mallesons

You have the opportunity to view the bigger picture alongside your studies and gain insights into our working environment during your internship. Internships are available in all practice areas.

You should be equipped with the following assets for an internship at King & Wood Mallesons:

  • Knowledge based on four semesters in the study of law
  • For our Tax practice, studies in economic science with a tax background
  • Good performance in your field of study
  • Ability to work independently
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team and
  • 4-8 weeks availability

A number of our interns have continued to work for King & Wood Mallesons beyond their internship.

Research Assistant at King & Wood Mallesons

If you are interested in permanently combining theoretical knowledge with practical work, we have the perfect solution for you. We enjoy working with people who do not settle for mere snapshots, but want to participate on a larger scale.

As a research assistant, you will be given the chance to work on major projects. You will be able to quickly grasp the bigger picture and the scale of your work.

Working closely with colleagues, finding your bearings efficiently in complex situations and projects are important steps towards being a consultant.

For doctoral candidates with both state exams, whether or not they have job experience, we have established a special graduate programme, which allows doctoral candidates not only to gain practical experience which is valuable for each doctoral thesis but also to finance the doctoral theses in a flexible working time model

Trainee Lawyer at King & Wood Mallesons

Each office and practice area in Germany are constantly training lawyers.

Apply your skills and take responsibility in our practice areas – whether it is as a part-time trainee lawyer, or during the practical training that forms a part of the German legal education (Anwalts- oder Wahlstation).

From day one, you are a full member of a team that does not only share your professional interests. You will benefit from sharing knowledge with your colleagues and developing sustainable solutions to the complex entrepreneurial transactions of our clients.

A multitude of challenges await you at King & Wood Mallesons, but you will not be left alone. One of our experienced Partners or Associates will be assigned as your mentor during your time at our firm. As an applicant you should be in possession of good legal qualifications, commonly attested by graduation with honours. Since we work closely with our international offices, fluency in English is a distinct advantage.


Are you interested or do you have questions? Contact us! Each partner and counsel is looking forward to your job application. And don't forget to look at the testimonials from graduates available in the right rail.

Interested in other career tracks?

Find out more about careers as a qualified lawyer, tax advisor or other professionals.

Key contact

Meine Zeit bei KWM

Was Referendare und Praktikanten berichten, erfahren Sie hier. Mit einem Klick gelangen Sie zu den einzelnen Erfahrungsberichten.





„KWM – Kompetent, wertschätzend und motivierend. Nur drei der zahlreichen Charakteristika, die die Arbeit bei KWM auszeichnen.“

ANNA GRILL, Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin (2019)


„KWM gibt mir die Möglichkeit, Bestandteil eines großen Ganzen zu sein. Ich kann den Alltag einer internationalen Wirtschaftskanzlei miterleben und mitgestalten.“

JANA JUERGEN, Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin (2019)


„Steile Hierarchien, stressiger Arbeitsalltag und tägliche Arbeitszeiten bis in die tiefste Nacht? – Fehlanzeige bei KWM!.“

LEON FREICHEL, Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (2019)


„Einblick in die Welt der internationalen Anwaltskanzlei als spannende Alternative zum typischen Pflichtpraktikum!“.

LEONARD REITER, Praktikant (2019)


„Ich habe für sechs Wochen dazugehört!“.

ELISABETH VENT, Praktikant (2017)


„Sehr anspruchsvolle und vielseitige Tätigkeit, in der es nicht langweilig wird mit einem Team, das einen sehr unterstützt und fördert.“.

LUCAS MERSCHMOELLER, Referendar (2017)


„KWM ist multikulturell – persönlich – fordernd & fördernd.“.

LUKAS KIRCHHOF, Referendar (2017)


„Für all diejenigen empfehlenswert, die nicht nur kopieren oder Kaffee kochen, sondern sich fachlich in einem einzigartigem Team weiterentwickeln wollen!“.

PHILIPP BEHR, Praktikant (2017)


„Eine sehr bereichernde Erfahrung. Definitiv empfehlenswert!!“.

SIBEL PINAR, Praktikantin (2017)


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