Trainees and Interns

What we are looking for

We are looking for excellent and motivated young lawyers wishing to experience the practice of law in a commercial law firm.  You enjoy difficult and complex cases. You are prepared to tackle legal problems at their roots and are happy to work in teams. Apart from as lawyer or elective station trainee, we also welcome you if you wish to support us with those strengths as an academic assistant or intern.

What we offer

We offer an unadorned view behind the scenery of a commercial law firm. We integrate you into our team, our cases and our office events. In short, you will be part of the team.

Trainees are also paid € 800 for each weekday worked.

What we demand

As evidence of high-level qualification, we require a state part first state examination of at least “fully satisfactory”.

We also place high demands on our work experience interns. Here too, you have to show by test and homework grades that you are among the best in your year.

Your training period

We regard our trainees as our lawyers of tomorrow. We treat our trainees like career entrants. They are full members of our team. A partner is responsible for your training. From the first day, you work on case-related tasks. You participate in meetings, negotiations and court hearings.

At the same time, we support you in your preparation for the second state examination. In the selection of your tasks, we keep possible exam-relevance in view. We cooperate with Kaiserseminare and enable you to participate in weekend and in-house seminars and to access a comprehensive range of test exams.

What to expect in your training period

Client work

€ 800 doe
each weekday worked

training events


Law firm events

Your internship at OPPENLÄNDER

You can gather your first experience of day-to-day law firm working with us in the course of your compulsory internship.  During that period, you are an integral member of the OPPENLÄNDER family. A lawyer will guide your through your internship. Together you work on cases and participate in meetings and court hearings.

As a member of our law firm, you also participate, of course, in our internal further training events and the other office events.

For the winter semester 2024, we offer internships from 04.03.2024 to 29.03.2024. For students of the University of Mannheim, we grant individual time slots for an internship at our law firm due to the deviating lecture-free period. We will accept applications from 16.10.2023.


If you want an introduction to OPPENLÄNDER, we welcome your application by e-mail.

You may address applications for a traineeship or as an academic assistant to Sigrid Baumgärtner. Tell us about your preference for a certain legal area in your cover letter. Please also include a CV in table format with your application as well as at least the examination certificate with the grade for the state part and your Abitur certificate.

For internships, you may address your application to Sigrid Baumgärtner.  Please include with your motivation letter a CV in table format and at least evidence of your study grades so far and your Abitur certificate.

Your contact partner

Sigrid Baumgärtner

+49 (711) 60187-103