Early startOur summer internship programmeWe trace our roots back to the early 1900’s and today we are one of Malta’s leading commercial law firms with a predominantly international client base and a team of over 80 lawyers and professionals, supported by committed managerial, administrative and clerical assistants, all working together to provide an excellent service to our clients.More about the firmConsistently ranked as a top-tier law firm in all our core sectors, coupled with global reach facilitated through our membership in Lex Mundi, Ganado Advocates provides the best platform to graduates and students alike to kick-start their law career. Innovation Consistently at the forefront of local legislative initiatives Identifying trends in the international commercial and financial markets leading to opportunities for Malta Involved in the drafting of breakthrough legislation related to aviation, trust, investment services and fintech Academia Encouraging postgraduate studies abroad Regular guest lecturing at educational institutions, including our own Institute of Legal Studies (ILS) Excellence Consistently ranked as a top-tier law firm in all our core sectors by Chambers, The Legal 500 and IFLR 1000 Exclusive Malta member firm for Lex Mundi - the world’s leading network of independent law firms with in-depth experience in 125+ countries worldwide Collaboration Knowledge sharing and teamwork at the core Celebrating individual successes and supporting one another A big platform, providing big opportunities within small focused teams What to expectAnyone joining Ganado Advocates is welcome to participate in all that is happening throughout the firm, within the specialised fields of service that we offer. New starters are exposed to the latest incoming jobs and upcoming work, under necessary supervision to ensure variety and responsibility from the get-go. The work is very varied but also specialised and ranges from advisory to legislative drafting, from litigation and dispute resolution, to commercial contracts in setting up legal organisations, leases and property purchases to derivatives and other complex financial instruments. My internship exposed me to the practical side of law. I gained confidence and this served as a smooth transition and solid basis to becoming an advocate! Bettina Gatt, advocate (investment services & funds) Be it efficiency in multi-tasking or clinical attention to detail, I learnt skills which can only be acquired by working alongside such resourceful professionals. Matthias Grech, intern (banking & finance) The rotation system at Ganado Advocates gave me the opportunity to explore different practice areas and work with various industry leaders on cutting-edge deals. Ria Micallef, associate (investment services & funds) Being involved in several client meetings, whilst working alongside experienced practitioners in the field, certainly helped me continue growing as a law student. Chris Grech, intern (banking & finance) What we look forWe look for motivated, bright students, with a good academic background preparation, who are eager to learn and contribute to the team.We want to welcome students that are interested in continuously developing their legal knowledge, actively participating in the firm’s activities, who are confident and let their personalities shine bright and be seen.Our cultureAt Ganado Advocates, we are a team of lawyers, specialised advisors, managerial and administrative staff working together with clear sets of values and common goals.We believe in hard work, sharing the firm’s priorities, personal integrity and results. Committed to carrying out our duties as lawyers, we excel in everything we do, from providing expert, specialised legal knowledge to being pro-active, innovative and solution-oriented.We seek the continuous development of the team as a whole through teaching, mentoring, sharing of knowledge and celebrating each other’s successes. Our joint effort has led us to where we are today, proud of our great reputation and the great opportunities available to anyone within the team. Key Dates Graduate career path Step 1 Summer internship Not mandatory, but recommended Step 2 5th year graduate application For students in their final year of studies Step 3 Start as trainee advocate 2-3 years traineeship, which includes department rotations Masters degree Step 4 Transition to associate Invitation to join the association Summer internship programmeEarly startStarting your journeyThe Ganado Advocates summer internship programme encourages students to start their legal journey as early as in their 2nd year of studies at University. The 10-week long internship provides an excellent opportunity to deep dive into the legal world and to work on real cases.Each intern is assigned a mentor and spends the duration of the programme in one department in order to get the best possible overview of legal work. March Applications open April Meet & greet session at the office End of April Summer internship applications close May Chosen candidates informed about their placement July Meet your mentor introductory meeting July Internship programme starts September Internship programme ends FAQsWho can apply for the summer internship programme?Second, third and fourth year University students are welcome to apply for the summer internship. Is it a paid internship?Yes, the Ganado Advocates 10-week internship is paid. Can I still apply if I’m planning on going for an Erasmus exchange?Yes. How do I apply?As soon as we start accepting applications, you can apply by uploading the required documents on the dedicated section below. Alternatively, please send an email (with all required documents attached) to [email protected] Start your journeyApplications for our summer internship programme are currently closed. Please check back in March 2021.