Vacation Schemes

Our winter and summer vacation schemes are a great way for students to get a ‘taster’ of the firm and decide if a career at Covington is for them. Our vacation schemes provide an opportunity to become integrated into the firm and gain an insight into the work of a Covington lawyer.

Eligible applicants will be in their final year of a non-law degree or penultimate year of a law degree. Graduates and applicants further along their career path are also welcome to apply.

Students have the opportunity to participate in:

  • a series of interactive presentations from across practice groups and international offices;
  • an group activity;
  • networking sessions with trainees, solicitors, and partners;
  • an independent research project focusing on a practice area of interest; and
  • social events to help you get to know the firm.

Key Dates

  • Winter Scheme applications open from: 8 September 2022 - 13 October 2022
  • Summer Scheme applications open from: 29 September 2022 - 13 January 2023

To apply please complete an online application form.


"My favourite part of the Covington vacation scheme was how it encouraged us to exercise all of the different muscles lawyers use to support clients: the independent research task, the group negotiation, and the interview assessment supported our development of key skills, including legal analysis, effective writing, teamwork and responsive presentation."