Natasha Whitelocke, HSM IP head paralegal, and HSM managing parter Huw Moses, seated in front of HSM interns, from left, Aaliyah Morris, Amaya Jackson, Nyanza Henry, Joshua Bent, Nahomy Bonilla-Zelaya, Sheyla Scott, Chrissy Stewart-Brown, Derique Powery and Toshonna Kelly.

The HSM Group is offering a legal internship for the 2019/20 academic year in partnership with the Cayman Islands Further Education Centre (CIFEC).

In September 2019, the law firm recruited 11 interns at the CIFEC Career Fair to provide experience across a wide range of practices, including immigration, debt collection, intellectual property and even areas outside of law, such as finance.

The team at HSM has welcomed Joshua Bent, Nahomy Bonilla-Zelaya, Derique Powery, Sheyla Scott, Rickhams Zuniga, Aaliyah Morris, Toshonna Kelly, Zara Hydes, Chrissy Stewart-Brown, Nyanza Henry and Amaya Jackson, according to a press release from the law firm.

Natasha Whitelocke, the firm’s head IP paralegal, coordinates the CIFEC Internship Programme on behalf of HSM. Together with HSM’s managing partner Huw Moses, she selected and paired interns with lawyers or experts at the company, who will monitor the student’s work and mentor their professionalism.

As part of the CIFEC curriculum, the internship runs until April 2019 and each student attends work twice a week during school hours. When the programme ends, HSM offers a select amount of summer jobs that will provide some students with a deeper work experience. HSM currently employs six CIFEC graduates full time.

“We remain committed and passionate about developing Cayman’s next generation of professionals,” Moses said in the release. “Whether they become lawyers or not, our team will also teach them the basic skills needed to excel in any industry they choose.”

HSM has worked with the CIFEC progamme since the firm’s inception in 2012.