B.U.I.L.D. @ Shearman

Black Undergraduate Internship & Lawyer Development Programme

We are delighted to announce that we will be running our Black Undergraduate Internship & Lawyer Development programme (B.U.I.L.D. @ Shearman) for the fourth year in 2024.


  • B.U.I.L.D. @ Shearman is a programme that will provide work experience and mentoring opportunities for talented students (university level and above) from the Black community
  • The Programme will provide students with a four-week internship in Shearman & Sterling’s London office and connect each student with supervisors and mentors who will provide guidance during their time at the Firm, as well as ongoing mentoring following completion of the internship
  • Interns will spend a two-week rotation in two different practice groups in the London office (four weeks total) including the Antitrust, Finance, Funds, International Arbitration, M&A and Project Development & Finance Practice Groups
  • Interns will have the opportunity to attend trainee and Practice Group training sessions and specific Intern training sessions on relevant topics such as commercial awareness and the graduate recruitment process
  • High-performing Interns will be fast-tracked and guaranteed an interview for a subsequent vacation scheme of the interns’ choice. Participants in our vacation schemes are automatically considered and assessed for a training contract with the Firm

Hear more from last year’s interns:


  • The programme is open to black undergraduate students and graduates from all backgrounds
  • We require all candidates to achieve a min. 2.1 degree classification (gained or predicted)
  • The recruitment process will involve completion of an online application form. Successful applicants will then be invited to an online Zoom interview with a member of the graduate recruitment team and an associate
  • This is a paid internship. Interns will receive £500/week
  • The next programme will run from 15 July – 9 August 2024

For your chance to join us

Apply now

Applications are open until 23.59 on 12 May 2024.