SEO London

Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) offers high-quality mentoring and finds summer internships for outstanding penultimate year undergraduates from ethnic minority groups currently under-represented in the City. Big name firms such as Ashurst, Berwin Leighton Paisner, Freshfields, Herbert Smith, Jones Day, Latham & Watkins, Linklaters, Macfarlanes, Mayer Brown, Norton Rose, Simmons & Simmons, Weil Gotshal & Manges and Winston & Strawn LLP sponsor the scheme, which also covers banks, professional services, and technology and programming. The non-profit organisation has an impressive success rate: more than 80% of SEO interns eventually secure a full-time position with a sponsoring firm. Corporate law interns have access to senior partners at all sponsoring firms, can complete multiple placements, receive more than 60 hours of training and will be allocated a personal mentor. For more information and to apply for the scheme, visit the website.

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