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STEP – STUDENT TRAINEE EXCHANGE PROGRAMME

(Traineeships abroad)

STEP is the trainee exchange program me of ELSA which enables legal students to complete law related and paid internships all over Europe. Thus, ELSA members have the possibility to gain transborder practical experience, get to know foreign cultures and languages as well as interesting people. 

The traineeships last in general between two weeks and two years and can be completed in all law related areas like law firms, courts, public institutions, banks, in-house legal department, consulting firms and international organizations. Before and during the traineeship, ELSA will offer you help and assistance with finding accommodation, applying for a visa (if necessary) and organizing social events in order to involve the trainee in the daily life of the local community. The STEP traineeships are offered twice a year. ELSA members can apply to up to three different traineeship offers. See for current traineeship offers and more information the international STEP homepage or the ELSA-Germany homepage