Trainee positions

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Regular traineeship

Regular trainees spend 4-6 weeks with us and get varied and exciting assignments and challenges, on the same level as our associates. You will be included in our lawyers' professional and social fellowship, and a dedicated fellow associate will be your sponsor (fadder). If you have specific areas of interest, we will seek to allocate you to a sponsor and workplace in the relevant department. However, as we think you should have the opportunity to explore several areas of business and law, you may be assigned tasks from all our practice areas.

In Oslo, Bergen and Stavanger, we receive trainees throughout the year, except Christmas and summer. In Stockholm, trainees work in the summertime.

As our traineeships are very popular, you should consider applying well in advance of your intended stay. Trainees will normally have reached at least their third year before their work period starts.

Deadline for applications
Norway: 10 February, 1 June, 15 September and 1 November

Project trainee

We always strive to create great opportunities for Club Schjødt members. This includes offering some talented members of Club Schjødt an engagement as a project trainee dedicated to a specific case or project. For instance, several students have been part of our team in Supreme Court cases (even Grand Chamber cases) or cases before the Strasbourg Court (ECHR). One student acted as secretary for the Bar Association's committee on Criminal law and Criminal Procedure, preparing the consultative report on the new law on Criminal Procedure. Another student assisted Schjødt's lawyers in preparing a new international regime for the use of green hydrogen.

The working arrangements of project trainees will normally be highly flexible and extend over some time, offering the student great freedom of work. As the student is allocated to only one case or one particular project, he or she gets the opportunity to perform in-depth work and acquire in-depth knowledge, and to work closely with specific and dedicated Schjødt lawyers. The work may even be combined with a master's thesis scholarship.

International trainee

As Schjødt is a truly international law firm with branches in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and the UK, some members of Club Schjødt will even get the opportunity to spend part of their traineeship abroad.