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Unique internship opportunities in Rovaniemi!

Kotiranta & Co Attorneys at Law is launching an internship programme for law students in Rovaniemi on 1 January 2021.

There will be three (3) calls for applications each year. The first call opens at 8.00 am on 1 November 2020 and closes at 4.00 pm on 15 November 2020. Interviews and the allocation of places will be completed by 15 December 2020. The first internship programme starts on 1 January 2021 and ends on 30 April 2021. Two (2) students will be chosen for the programme.

The next calls for applications will open on 15 March 2021 (for internships between 1 May and 31 August 2021 and between 1 September and 31 December 2021) and 15 November 2021 (for internships between 1 January and 30 April 2022). The admission quotas in these calls will be higher.

 
The internship programme is designed to familiarise students with the daily routines of a law firm, the regulation of the legal profession and the handling of criminal and civil cases. In addition to practical work, interns will be expected to study a range of relevant legal literature. The programme culminates in a written examination. Some interns may be sent to work in the firm’s Helsinki office. Degree-course students can use the internship programme towards their university course credit requirements (ONVAL9997 or OTMVAL9997). Incorporating an internship into a degree course must always be agreed with the relevant faculty in advance as explained in the Study Guide.  

An internship with Kotiranta & Co Attorneys at Law gives students a front-row seat in an accomplished and well-known law firm and an opportunity to contribute to the solving of complex legal problems. The internship programme can be completed alongside academic studies. Interns are expected to work an average of six (6) hours a day every other day, amounting to a total of approximately 60 hours per month. Interns will be paid an hourly rate according to the recommendations of the Association of Finnish Lawyers.  

Applications can be sent by email to Programme Coordinator Reetamaria Ylitalo, LLM (reetamaria.ylitalo@kotirantaco.fi) while the call is open. Please title your message “[Surname] Job Application” and include 1) an informal personal statement of no more than two (2) pages written in good Finnish along with your photograph and 2) an up-to-date academic transcript. Some applicants will be invited to a face-to-face interview.

The selections will be based on the applicants’ personal statements and interviews, credits and academic success. Late submissions will not be entertained. Unsuccessful applicants will not be automatically considered in connection with subsequent calls for applications but must reapply.

For more information about the internship programme, please contact
Reetamaria Ylitalo, LLM
040 777 9036
reetamaria.ylitalo@kotirantaco.fi