Internship Scholarships

Internships are a valuable way to increase chances of securing pupillage or tenancy. 

Student and pupil members can apply for internship scholarships from the Inn. 

There are a number of Inn scholarships available to all the Inns' students or early practitioners. These scholarships are administered by one Inn on behalf of all four.

2019 Applications  

The Inn aims to support students and barristers of the Inn who wish to undertake, either in the UK or overseas, study, work experience or internships which will increase their chances of securing pupillage or tenancy.

There are four application deadlines for Gray's Inn Internship Scholarships per year: 

  • 31 March
  • 30 June
  • 30 September
  • 31 December

Should the deadline fall on a weekend or public holiday, then it will be extended to the end of the next working day.  Following each deadline a shortlist will be drawn and interviews will take place within one month following the application deadline.

Find out more about how to apply. (Please note: Internship Applications are currently not available online and applications are invited by email). 

Please note:

  • the Scholarships Committee may ask the successful applicant to report on the period of study following its completion
  • funding is not available towards the LLM

Named Scholarships

Applications for Internship Scholarships may be awarded one of the named scholarships below.

The Inn will allocate a named scholarship should your application be successful and your proposed course of study, placement, internship etc. is applicable to the purpose and factors of the scholarship. Please note your application is for funding in general, not specifically for one of the named scholarships listed below. 

Additional named Internship Scholarships will be established for the 2019 - 2020 academic year. 

The Churchill Scholarship

The purpose of the Churchill Scholarship is to enable the winner to study abroad, either at a University or with foreign lawyers or otherwise, normally for a period of at least three months in some aspect of foreign or Commonwealth Law, to be chosen by the candidate and approved by the Scholarships Committee.  Preference will normally be given to applications to study in Europe or the Commonwealth. All candidates must either: (i.) hold a recognised academic post or (ii.) be intending to practise.  All candidates must state their intention to use their legal knowledge (by practise, teaching or otherwise) either in the United Kingdom or in some part of the Commonwealth.

The David Karmel European Scholarship

The successful candidate will be expected to undertake a course of study, which should normally be of at least three months duration and be related to some aspect of the law of member countries of the Community.

The Graham Challis European Scholarship

The successful candidate will be expected to undertake a course of study, which should normally be of at least three months duration and be related to some aspect of the law of member countries of the Community.

Scholarships administered by other Inns  

Pegasus Scholarships

The four Inns support the Pegasus Scholarship Scheme which offers tenants and employed barristers within five years of practice the opportunity to travel abroad and work as lawyers in other common law jurisdictions and the European Union.   A host law firm assists the scholar to find accommodation and provides expenses. Scholarships usually start in July and last for three months, but arrangements are necessarily dependent on what is suitable to the host firm.There are up to 12 scholarships annually to the following countries: Uganda, Bermuda, India, Dubai, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore, USA and countries of the EU. The Trust also welcomes the opportunity to support scholars in placements they have personally arranged.

  • Applications usually open in October and close in November
  • Open to tenants and employed barristers of the four Inns within five years of practice
  • Funded by the four Inns of Court
  • Administered by Inner Temple
  • Further information is available from Inner Temple

Harold G. Fox Scholarships

The Harold G. Fox Fund was established to enable members of the Inns to undertake a one year ‘placement’ in the litigation department of a large Toronto law firm, arranged by the Trustees of the Fund in Toronto, or a post-graduate degree at a university in Ontario for which candidates make their own arrangements.

The Hon. Sir Peter Bristow Scholarship

One annual scholarship of £9,000 is made to a member of an Inn to study for five months the workings of the Commission of the European Union in Brussels and institutions of the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg. Completion can count towards the second six months of pupillage.

EFTA Court, Luxembourg

One or more scholarships may be awarded each year. The scholarship provides for a monthly stipend of €2,500 to enable the recipient after qualification as a barrister (i.e. a student post BPTC or a young barrister) to spend three months under supervision in the chambers of President Carl Baudenbacher. Applicants need to have a strong interest in and demonstrate a good knowledge of EU/EEA law.

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