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Herbert Smith Freehills Summer Vacation Clerkship -Greenwoods - Sydney

Sydney, CBD

Greenwoods is affiliated with Herbert Smith Freehills, one of the world's leading law firms and our summer clerkship programs are run simultaneously.

Opportunity details

Opportunity Types
Internship
Number of Vacancies
3

Application dates

Applications Open
12 Jun 2019
Applications Close
14 Jul 2019

Minimum requirements

Level of Study
Bachelor
Graduation Results
75 - 84% WAM (Distinction)
Accepting International Applications
No
Qualifications Accepted
B
Business & Management
L
Law
Legal Studies

Each year, we invite penultimate year university students with a suitable academic focus to apply for a 10 week Summer clerkship program in the firm's Sydney office. Following successful completion, students may be offered a graduate position to begin in the year immediately after graduation. 

Greenwoods is affiliated with Herbert Smith Freehills, one of the world's leading law firms and our summer clerkship programs are run simultaneously. As a result, you will have the opportunity to meet and build meaningful relationships with a large cohort of clerks, as well as all members of our firm. The program is designed to build on your soft skills as well as your technical skills. You will also be involved in a number of social and networking activities.

We are particularly interested in students studying Law and/or Commerce (accounting preferred) or who show an interest in practising as a tax adviser. Our tax advisers are a mix of lawyers and accountants, and many are both!

As a Greenwoods vacation clerk, you will have the opportunity to work on a broad range of tax advisory and tax compliance matters across our industry groups: Real Estate, Financial Services, Energy & Resources, Corporate & M&A, Projects & Infrastructure, Private Wealth and Transfer Pricing.

Tax advisory is the consideration and provision of tax advice in relation to all matters including corporate structuring, mergers and acquisitions, infrastructure, property development, financing and international transactions.

Tax compliance is the reporting obligations that arise from complying with the tax law. This includes the end-to-end preparation and review of tax reports, including income tax returns, business activity statements and other lodgement obligations.

You will be engaged in client work and be mentored by your reporting Director and a buddy. 

Key Dates and application information:

We offer three summer vacation clerkships per year in our Sydney office. Clerks will have the opportunity of working with various sector groups for the duration of their clerkship.

Duration: one program x ten weeks from November 2019 to January 2020.

Application dates:

  • Open: 11 June 2019
  • Close: 14 July 2019
  • Offers made: 18 September 2019

Your application should include:

  • A brief cover letter outlining your interest in Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills and taxation law generally as well as your interests and suitability for a position at the firm.
  • A current CV outlining work experience, extra-curricular activities, and academic and non-academic achievements.
  • A recent copy of your academic transcript.

Please send your application to the contact person below by the application deadline:

Jackie Watt
People and Culture Manager
vacationclerkship@greenwoods.com.au

Graduate Success Stories


  • Graduate stories
I was always amazed when I was able to use my knowledge from university to draft a memo which later went out to the client either in its original form or with only minor edits.

Sebastian Davies-Mills

  • Graduate stories
I was always amazed when I was able to use my knowledge from university to draft a memo which later went out to the client either in its original form or with only minor edits.

Sebastian Davies-Mills

  • Graduate stories
As a clerk, paralegal and then graduate entering the legal market, I was excited to get into work at HSF and frustrated at the many stumbling blocks that would pop up along the way.

Audrey Vong

  • Graduate stories
As a clerk, paralegal and then graduate entering the legal market, I was excited to get into work at HSF and frustrated at the many stumbling blocks that would pop up along the way.

Audrey Vong

  • Graduate stories
I was always amazed when I was able to use my knowledge from university to draft a memo which later went out to the client either in its original form or with only minor edits.

Sebastian Davies-Mills

  • Graduate stories
I was always amazed when I was able to use my knowledge from university to draft a memo which later went out to the client either in its original form or with only minor edits.

Sebastian Davies-Mills

  • Graduate stories
As a clerk, paralegal and then graduate entering the legal market, I was excited to get into work at HSF and frustrated at the many stumbling blocks that would pop up along the way.

Audrey Vong

  • Graduate stories
As a clerk, paralegal and then graduate entering the legal market, I was excited to get into work at HSF and frustrated at the many stumbling blocks that would pop up along the way.

Audrey Vong