Legal Internship in Vietnam
YKVN Lawyers, a widely respected Vietnamese law firm formerly the affiliate of White and Case in Vietnam, is recruiting spring and summer semester interns for both their Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City offices. There are also possibilities for fall semester interns.
The East Asian Legal Studies Center (EALSC) assists YKVN by collecting applications and interviewing applicants. Final decisions are made by YKVN Lawyers. Information about and assistance with housing, visas, and work assignments is given through YKVN Lawyers. The EALSC will provide a stipend to defray some of the costs of the internship, such as the international flight.
Candidates should have a basic familiarity and interest in contracts, finance, corporate law. No Vietnamese language skills required.
Interns gain international legal experience, experience first hand one of the fastest growing economies in Asia, and work in areas such as contract litigation, securities, corporate and finance law, and international investment. The internships provide the potential opportunity to do international legal work for important Fortune 100 clients and to review documents as an English proof-reader. The internship also gives law students the chance to live in a quickly developing country in Asia and an unusual addition to your resume. Previous interns say that this is a good 'talking point' during job interviews.
Summers in Vietnam are hot and applicants should familiarize themselves with the climate so they know what to expect.
There were 4 JD students who went on the internship last summer. If you want to contact one of the previous students for more information, write to the Center's coordinators at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for the contact information.
To apply for the summer, please submit the following four items listed below by March 23. Application materials may be submitted by attachment to the Center's coordinators at email@example.com or dropped off as hard copies in room 4312 of the Law School. We encourage you to submit your application as soon as your fall grades have been reported. If your student record still has unreported grades, submit an incomplete student record with your application and submit a second one as soon as all the grades are available.
Please combine the first three items listed into ONE Word document (***.doc or ***.docx) or into ONE pdf file.
Submit a student record, item 4, by going to your MyUW website and looking at "Student Center," where you can request your student record.
Send these two files (items 1-3 and item 4) as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org or submit all in paper format to the EALSC.
The application packet is made up of the following:
1. A "top sheet" that you make yourself, as follows:
At the top of the page, type APPLICATION FOR VIETNAM INTERNSHIP Summer and the year. Below this, include:
• Your name, full mailing address, email address, telephone number, and UWID number;
• Your current year at the University of Wisconsin Law School (1L or 2L) and your expected graduation date;
• Your passport status: Do you have one? If yes, from what country and when does it expire?
2. Cover letter addressed to Professor John Ohnesorge explaining why you are interested in the program.
3. Current resume.
4. Your UW student record that includes your Law School work, available on your MyUW website, as explained above.
Applications for the summer will be reviewed starting around March 26. If you are interested or have questions, please contact email@example.com or the Associate Director of the EALSC, Erik Ibele, at: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on YKVN Lawyers, see www.ykvn-law.com.