The Law Commission is a small organisation and we are unable to offer work experience, volunteering, workshadowing or placements to individuals beyond those outlined below.

Diversity Work Shadowing Schemes

The Law Commission is offering diversity work shadowing schemes to those who may not previously have considered a career as a Commissioner or law reform lawyer. Please visit our dedicated page to find out more about our Work Shadowing Schemes.


We do not run our own intern scheme.

We may consider taking interns from organisations or academic institutions that run internship schemes, though we have very limited capacity for such schemes. Interested organisations running such schemes should contact our Enquires mailbox.

Please note that security restrictions may result in long lead times for organising internships, please consider this before getting in touch.

Other opportunities

We are keen to use our position as a public body to help increase social mobility in the legal sector. As such, we work with the below organisations to enable those from under-represented communities to spend time at the Law Commission experiencing our work. Please follow the links to find out more about these organisations.

Bridging the Bar – in collaboration with Bridging the Bar, we launched a pilot internship programme in 2021 for aspiring lawyers belonging to statistically underrepresented communities at the Bar. We will be running another internship with Bridging the Bar in 2022, applications for which will open shortly. For further information on Bridging the Bar and the application process, please visit their website.

Sutton Trust – this year, we have collaborated with the Sutton Trust to offer an internship to their students who are on the Pathways to Law programme, a scheme which aims to improve social mobility in the legal sector. All applicants must be enrolled on the Pathways to Law programme to apply. Find out more about the programme on Sutton Trust’s website.

You may also find the following Government scheme(s) of interest:

GLD Diversity Summer Scheme