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Allens' clerkship program named Australia's number one

Our clerkship program has been named Australia's top internship (large program) across all industries by the Australian Association of Graduate Employers (AAGE).

TIPLogo2024-230.pngThe ranking is based on feedback from more than 2,400 interns. The Top Intern Programs list ranks the organisations that provide the best experiences for their interns and clerks. See the full list.

'We pride ourselves on delivering a program that prepares lawyers for a fulfilling legal career, giving them the opportunity to work with some of Australia's best lawyers on real matters for real clients,' said Chief People Officer Sam Turner.

'We're delighted that our clerks value and enjoy the experience, and that it's delivering the insights, experiences and connections they're looking for as they embark on their legal careers.'

Some of our most recent clerks reflected on their time at Allens and the positive impression it left.  

'The Allens clerkship was above and beyond what I expected! The clerkship affirmed that Allens is a place that I want to continue my career with. The workplace culture and people are very special and unique to Allens and I felt very welcome, supported and comfortable working with the team. Everyone is so lovely and the clerkship program was very fun!'

'The Allens clerkship was what I expected and more. I have had an amazing experience at the firm. The whole team from every practice group have been so welcoming and made the time here such an enjoyable experience. I have worked on a range of challenging and interesting matters and was given the chance to sit in on a client meeting which I very much was hoping I might get the chance to do.'

'I did have high expectations for my Allens clerkship based on what I had heard about the firm. My clerkship experience definitely met these expectations as I was exposed to a broad range of work, matters and personalities, which is exactly what I wished for.'

'I knew I would be impressed but I didn't think it would be to this extent. The most important thing coming into the clerkship for me was that I wanted to get a good sense of the people and every single interaction I have had has been lovely. I feel as though everyone at Allens really takes the time of day to make the clerkship experience so positive and it really shows.'

'My entire support network were extremely helpful and supportive throughout the clerkship process. They were always there to answer any questions, to catch-up and to check-in.'