THE STUDENT TRAINEE EXCHANGE PROGRAMME

= STEP



LEGAL TRAINEESHIPS

STEP provides legal work opportunities in different jurisdictions around the world.



ORGANISED BY ELSA

The European Law Students' Association (ELSA) knows every STEP Traineeship Provider and helps you every step of the way.



FLEXIBLE DURATIONS

STEP Traineeships may last anywhere between two weeks to two years.


WHO CAN APPLY FOR STEP?



LAW STUDENTS

STEP Traineeships are open for students, graduates and young lawyers who study or have studied law at the university level.



ELSA MEMBERS

STEP is available for everyone who is a member of an ELSA Group (local or national).

The list and contact information of the 44 ELSA National Groups is available here.



NON-ELSA MEMBERS

STEP is available against the payment of the External Application Fee (€25) if you come from a country where there is no ELSA group.

Contact ELSA International for more (step.elsa.org).


Albania: step@al.elsa.org 

Armenia: step@am.elsa.org 

Austria: vpstep@elsa-austria.org

Azerbaijan: step@az.elsa.org 

Belarus: step@by.elsa.org 

Belgium: step@be.elsa.org 

Bosnia & Herzegovina: step@ba.elsa.org 

Bulgaria: step@bg.elsa.org 

Croatia: step@hr.elsa.org 

Cyprus: step@cy.elsa.org 

Czech Republic: step@cz.elsa.org 

Denmark: step@dk.elsa.org 

Estonia: step@ee.elsa.org 

Finland: step@fi.elsa.org 

France: step@fr.elsa.org 

Georgia: step@ge.elsa.org 

Germany: stepteam@elsa-germany.org 

Greece: step@gr.elsa.org 

Hungary: step@hu.elsa.org 

Iceland: step@is.elsa.org 

Ireland: step@ie.elsa.org 

Italy: step@it.elsa.org 

Latvia: step@lv.elsa.org 

Lithuania: step@lt.elsa.org

Luxembourg: step@lu.elsa.org 

Malta: step@mt.elsa.org 

Montenegro: step@me.elsa.org 

Netherlands: step@nl.elsa.org 

Norway: step@no.elsa.org 

Poland: jan.wisniewski@elsa.org.pl 

Portugal: step@pt.elsa.org 

Republic of Macedonia: step@mk.elsa.org 

Republic of Moldova: step@md.elsa.org 

Romania: step@ro.elsa.org 

Russia: step@ru.elsa.org 

Serbia: step@rs.elsa.org 

Slovak Republic: step@sk.elsa.org 

Slovenia: step@si.elsa.org  

Spain: step@es.elsa.org 

Sweden: step@se.elsa.org 

Switzerland: step@ch.elsa.org 

Turkey: step@tr.elsa.org 

Ukraine: step@ua.elsa.org 

United Kingdom: step@uk.elsa.org 


Cannot
find your country in the above list?

Apply as an External Applicant by writing to step@elsa.org and pay the External Application Fee of €25 via PayPal.

VARIETY


LEGAL SKILLS

STEP Traineeships are available for applicants from all jurisdictions, legal backgrounds and levels of study.


FIELDS OF LAW

STEP Traineeship Providers are active in different legal fields and specialisations.


LANGUAGE SKILLS

STEP Traineeships require different language skills and levels – not always only English!

LEGAL PRACTICE


PRACTICAL KNOWLEDGE

STEP enhances your set of transferable skills through practice in a professional environment.


LEGAL KNOWLEDGE

STEP puts your legal education into practice and gives you valuable professional legal experience.


AWARENESS

STEP is an opportunity to experience working in dynamic multicultural teams.

CULTURAL EXCHANGE


NEW LEGAL SYSTEM

STEP immerses you in a different legal system and legal traditions through practice.


NEW CULTURE

STEP offers the possibility to live and work in a new cultural setting like a native.


NEW CONNECTIONS

STEP opens new professional networks with locals and people from all around the world.

ACCESSIBILITY


COMPENSATION

Most STEP Traineeships provide for monetary or in-kind compensation covering the general living costs.


SUPPORT

ELSA supports you with your application, your preparations for the Traineeship abroad, and during the whole Traineeship.


RECEPTION

ELSA Hosting Group helps you prepare for and integrate into the new environment.