The firm and its partner university will help law students land paid positions in the tech sector
The duo will help law students land paid positions in the technology sector. The technology-specialist firm said that the program will provide law students interested in technology and entrepreneurship with real-world experience in the high-growth sector.
The program is expected to offer up to eight internships to University of Auckland Law School students. If successful, Simmonds Stewart confirmed that it will partner with other universities to expand the program.
Participating companies include Jude, Endace, 9 Spokes, Pacific Channel, and Auckland Uni Services. Each intern will be paid to provide up to 100 hours of basic legal work at a tech company and will be trained by Simmonds Stewart. They will also be paired with a buddy lawyer, who will support and supervise the students during the program.
“This initiative is a New Zealand, and indeed world, first, so were’ really excited to launch it,” said Victoria Stewart, the firm’s CEO. “We think both law students and tech companies will get huge value from working together.”
Applications close 13 March.