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The continued success of the Moscow office of Debevoise and Plimpton depends on attracting, developing and retaining talented people who share our commitment to providing market-leading legal services across a wide range of practice areas. We offer a challenging work environment in which ambitious individuals can develop professionally and build long and successful careers as part of a global team.

  • Interview Process

Debevoise’s Moscow office offers summer internships to undergraduate law students in their fourth year of study and postgraduate law students in their first year of study. As a summer intern, you will be part of a dynamic team of prominent lawyers, recognized for applying their extensive knowledge, experience and skills to providing top-quality legal advice and support to prominent Russian and international establishments.

A successful candidate for a summer internship position with us is expected to:

  • be an undergraduate law student in his or her fourth year of study or a postgraduate law student in his or her first year of study;
  • possess excellent academic results in civil and private law subjects; and
  • possess a high level of proficiency in spoken and written English.

Participation in law student conferences, competitions and other extra-curricular activities and publications relating to law would be a plus.

Subject to the requirements of a candidate’s university programme, a summer internship with us might count as pre-diploma practice.

To apply for a position in our summer internship, please submit the following documents to by 1 May 2021:

  • your CV, in English;
  • an application letter, in English, stating why you chose to pursue a career in the legal profession and why you want to secure a summer internship position at Debevoise;
  • a scanned copy of your student record book or academic transcript; and
  • copies of awards or certificates you have received in connection with student conferences, competitions or other extra-curricular activities and copies of publications by you (if any).

You will have an opportunity to meet representatives of the Debevoise’s Moscow office during the Career Days of the following educational institutions: Moscow State University, Moscow State Institute of International Relations and the Higher School of Economics National Research University. You might also have a chance to meet Debevoise partner, Alyona Kucher, at Moscow State University, where she lectures as an associate professor in the civil law department.

Our interview process includes a law test and in-person interviews. The selection process takes approximately one month.

Any announcement or invitation to participate in a test or interview will not constitute an offer of employment.



Olga B. Yampolskaya
HR Manager
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Main Phone Number: +7 495 139 4000
Fax Number: +7 495 139 4046
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Moscow, 123112