Global offshore law firm Mourant welcomed 11 Caymanian students in the Cayman Islands office for its Summer Internship Programme.

For students interested in a career in the offshore legal industry, the programme offers hands-on learning opportunities.

Students worked alongside lawyers in funds, finance and commercial litigation, or within the governance services, human resources and business development and marketing teams to gain an understanding of how a law firm operates on a day-to-day basis. The interns were also able to practise their presentation skills in front of more than 30 employees from the firm, presenting the ‘case for offshore’.

Leah Archibold has completed three consecutive summers as an intern at Mourant, this time in the business development and marketing team. “One of my main reasons why I re-apply to be a summer intern, is not only the warm and friendly atmosphere, but also to have the opportunity to work hands-on in the field where I am studying, and with a team where they are passionate about their work. I highly recommend students to join the summer internship programme, not only for the work experience but to also be a part of team Mourant,” she said.

The firm also partnered again with Cayman Finance on its fifth annual Student Education and Work Experience Programme, which has been completed by approximately 250 students over the past four years.

The two students who joined from the programme are enrolled at UCCI and CIFEC. The remaining nine students were either completing a degree internationally or enrolled locally at Truman Bodden Law School or UCCI.

Hayden Isbister, Mourant Cayman Islands managing partner, said his firm is dedicated to supporting young people in the community.

“It’s great to see so many familiar faces, with our five returning summer students, and we’re delighted to see a number of new joiners as well,” Isbister said. “We hope that our Summer Internship Programme has provided these talented individuals with a different perspective of the financial services industry, and we certainly hope to see them again next year.”

Cristal Garro Prado, intern from the Cayman Finance programme, said her work experience was amazing.

“I got to work with very knowledgeable and kind people, and I have learned so many things with what happens behind the scenes with a successful business. Teamwork and determination are two things I found really valuable, and I believe that the skills I have developed here at Mourant are transferable to my near future life and career,” she said.

Mourant’s annual Summer Internship Programme spans 12 weeks between June and August. Applications open each year on 1 March and close on 15 April.

For more information on the programme, please contact [email protected]