Opportunities for Law Students


This is your opportunity to experience what it is like to work at a top-tier law firm before you graduate. We offer both part-time positions to accommodate your studies and exams as well as a full-time 4-month Associate Trainee programme running three times a year. In addition, we offer opportunities for students writing their Master’s thesis. We value ambitious and creative law students with strong commitment, service mindedness and an eagerness to learn.

Office Support Trainee and Evening Receptionist

As Office Support trainee your job will be to take care of practical matters involved with the daily “running” of the office, e.g. post-room, delivering mail and shipments, ordering office products, copying and filling stocks. We value service-mindedness, strong commitment and eagerness to learn. Our Office Support programme runs three times a year, starting in May, October and January. All periods are fixed-term and the work is part-time during semester to accommodate your studies and exams. We consider each candidate individually and the working hours will always be agreed on separately. An ideal candidate is a first or second year law student.

As Evening Receptionist your job will be to take care of our reception and switchboard. In practice this means telephone communication, welcoming guests, organising meetings and taking care of travel arrangements. In this position we value service-mindedness, problem-solving skills, good judgement skills as well as ability to take initiative. All periods are fixed-term and the work is part-time, two or three evenings per week. Working hours are mainly from 15.30 to 19.00. An ideal candidate is a first or second year law student.

We are currently looking for Office Support Trainees for the period starting in October 2017. The application period ends on 17 September 2017. We will soon begin looking for an Evening Receptionist for the period starting in January 2018. The application period starts in October.

KM Trainee

As a KM Trainee you will primarily assist our lawyers in research and fact-finding. KM Trainees support the firm’s Knowledge Management Team in managing the library collections, editing pieces of news, performing information searches, compiling research materials, etc. This position requires precision and a basic knowledge of law.

KM Trainees work part-time during the semester and generally full-time during the summer. The duration of the employment and working hours will always be agreed on separately. An ideal candidate would be a third-year law student.

Our KM Trainee programmes usually start in January, May and September. Next time we are looking for KM Trainees for summer and autumn 2018. 

Associate Trainee

As an Associate Trainee you will have an outstanding opportunity to join our firm for a fixed 4-month period to familiarise yourself with the versatile profession of an attorney. You will work full-time in one of our practice groups: M&A, Finance, Dispute Resolution, IP & TMT or Competition. The work description for an Associate Trainee is similar to that of a newly qualified associate lawyer and you will, for example, carry out research, gather information and prepare draft documentation. You will be tutored by an associate who will both guide you in your work and introduce you to the HS way of work.

We value ambitious law students with a genuine interest in business law, drive and eagerness to learn. An ideal candidate is a law student who has completed at least 150 study credits before applying. In order to qualify, you must also be fluent in English and Finnish.

Our Associate Trainee programmes start in January, May and September. The application period for spring 2018 Associate Trainee Programme starts in August 2017 and the application period for summer 2018 Associate Trainee Programme starts in November 2017. Please note that applicants will be interviewed on a rolling basis throughout the recruitment process and, therefore, we recommend submitting your application as soon as possible.

Thesis Trainee

Our Thesis Trainees are offered the opportunity to write their thesis in an atmosphere of expertise and professionalism. You will be supervised by an experienced lawyer who will also tutor you in your thesis writing. You are welcome to participate in applicable introductory training programme, and we will provide you with the technical equipment required. You are more than welcome to participate also at our HS Academy lectures as well as to join the Avocados activities club. We value creative and analytical thinking as well as strong commitment and eagerness to learn.

The duration of the trainee period is approximately three months. We accept applications on a continuous basis and consider each candidate individually.

Join us

This is your opportunity to join us! Please feel free to submit your open application at any time. We are always eager to meet potential new Hannes Snellman team members. Please find all our open positions in the Vacant positions section under Careers.

Further information of trainee programmes in Finland

For more information, please contact Jenni Ristiniemi (jenni.ristiniemi@hannessnellman.com, tel. +358 9 2288 4379).