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.

HOW TO APPLY FOR STEP?


STUDENT APPLICATION FORM

When the STEP application period is open, you may find the Student Application Form (SAF) on the step.elsa.org homepage.

The information you need to indicate in the SAF include:


MEMBERSHIP

The ELSA Group of your membership, unless you are from a country with no ELSA Group


MAX. 3 TRAINEESHIPS

Up to three Traineeship vacancies to which you want to submit your application


LANGUAGE SKILLS

Your language skills (need to match the requirements of the Traineeships of your choice!)


LEGAL SKILLS

Your legal skills (need to match the requirements of the Traineeships of your choice!)


CV

Your personal CV highlighting your academic and professional achievements


MOTIVATION LETTERS

Written reasoning why are you the best candidate for the Traineeships


VERIFICATION & APPROVAL

After submitting your SAF, you will be contacted by your Local and/or National ELSA Group's STEP Officer who will verify that everything is in order with your application. During this process, you need to provide documentation to prove all information you have stated in the SAF.

 

 

 


SELECTION RESULTS

You will hear the outcome of your application via email from ELSA International.

In case you are made an offer for a STEP Traineeship, you will be put in contact with the ELSA Group of your country destination and the Traineeship Provider so you can finalise all the technicalities and details relevant to your Traineeship offer.