Your future starts here

Interesting work. An international perspective. A diverse team in a respectful environment. You can expect all these and much more at Lenz & Staehelin. Of course, we take our work seriously – but we also understand that everyone has a life beyond business. Join us as a student and you’ll be making your mark from day one. You’ll be supported at every step by our partners and associates, most of whom have been with us since they were students themselves. And from HR to IT, we make sure that everything’s in place so you can be your best self – and do your best work.

If you enjoy a challenge, relish an opportunity and want to progress with the world’s Swiss law firm – we’d like to hear from you.

Student programmes at Lenz & Staehelin

When you choose Lenz & Staehelin for your internship, you’ll be training among the best of the best. Working in a fast-paced international environment alongside our  partners and associates, you’ll get to test your law school knowledge on cases, as well as experiencing the benefits of an intensive training and activities programme. It goes without saying that you’ll receive a competitive salary and a warm welcome into Lenz & Staehelin life.

Expect to get hands-on with cases, working alongside our partners and associates to learn the essentials and practise your skills. Twice a week at lunchtime one of our lawyers will take you through aspects of their work in our practice groups.

Rest assured, we won’t throw you in at the deep end. You’ll have a mentor to support you who’s always happy to answer questions – no matter how small.

And we believe that well-bonded teams work better together. So from lunches to days out, we plan group activities to bring you together with your fellow interns and mentors.

Our summer programme takes place on set summer dates but, depending on your circumstances, we can also offer internships during the academic year. For example, starting in 2025, we will offer a 4-week winter internship in Geneva.

You’ll be assigned to a practice group. We’ve found this helps our interns build strong relationships with team members, get great follow-up on cases, and in-depth contact with our lawyers. We’re flexible and want to help you get the most from the programme, so if you’re interested in experiencing more than one practice group, we can make that happen.

We believe you deserve to be paid in return for your commitment and contribution and we offer competitive salaries to make it a rewarding experiences on all levels. Then of course you’ll get access to our outstanding office facilities in Zurich and Geneva, a full programme of activities, and plenty of invaluable experience working closely with practice groups.

Send your completed application to us and we’ll be in touch.


Kickstart your career with a summer or winter internship. Over your time in Zurich or Geneva, you’ll work shoulder-to-shoulder on cases with our lawyers and gain in-depth expertise from mentoring and training sessions.


The student trainee program is a six-week internship (Zurich), seven-week internship or four-week internship (Geneva) that we typically offer during law school breaks.

Have you got what it takes?
If you have the ambition and positive personality needed to be successful at Lenz & Staehelin, we'd like to hear from you.

Let's talk


Tino Gaberthüel

Partner, Head of Corporate and M&A, Co-Head of Capital Markets, Zurich

Tel: +41 58 450 80 00

Hikmat Maleh

Partner, Geneva

Tel: +41 58 450 70 00