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Externships Programme

This programme gives you the opportunity to spend seven hours a week for six months supporting a real start-up. You will receive structured feedback on your performance and experience life in-house.

An illustration of a lightbulb surrounded by graphs and symbolsYou will develop skills like:

  • Research
  • Time management
  • Stakeholder management
  • Presentation
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork

What’s involved?

You will receive comprehensive legal and commercial training ready to begin your externship, and then spend one day a week for six months providing practical support to a tech business or start-up.

We collaborate with startups in diverse industries, including green tech, sustainability and environmental protection, med tech and healthcare, AI and Machine Learning, human rights and travel.

You will be supported throughout by the qLegal team, participate in peer coaching sessions with your fellow students and have opportunities to network with external solicitors at panel events.

Imperial Enterprise Lab logoLearn more about what to expect and what you could be doing, by reading our students' experience with Imperial Enterprise Lab.

Hear what our alumni have to say:

My time at qLegal has been one of the highlights of my LLM.
— Yusuf Hasnain, Extern at Farewill 2022-23
I am now proud to say that I know for sure that I not only want to be a full-time legal professional but also can do it.
— Artem Bezeyda, Extern at Multus Biotechnology Ltd 2021-22
I was awarded a paid traineeship and joined the European Intellectual Property Office in Alicante after my LLM. This was undoubtedly thanks to the experience I had on the Externship with qLegal. I am a grateful and proud alumnus!
— Salvatore Marcenaro, Extern at Airbnb 2020-21

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