Cayman Islands

Harneys offers internships to students who are currently enrolled in secondary education or in a university or postgraduate programme. We are committed to searching for exceptional individuals who wish to gain first-hand experience of practice in a leading global offshore firm.

Placements are offered in our Legal, Fiduciary or Business Services teams during the summer months (between June and August) and last between one and four weeks.  

Our professionals provide interns with an introduction to their practice/business area, as well as practical application of how to think, write and operate effectively and efficiently in a professional environment. At Harneys, our professionals never lose sight of the fact that during their career, people invested in them. It is now our turn to continue that important education, so that we ensure our interns are mentored and coached appropriately.

Read an interview with a Harneys legal intern, who is also one of our scholarship students here.

Application requirements:

  • Application form
  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Proof of Caymanian status
  • Colour copy of your passport picture page
  • Most recent academic transcripts or exam results

Application deadline: 31 March 2020

Applications should be sent to internshipscayman@harneys.com.

Subject line of the email must be: Internship application – Applicant Name

Harneys awards scholarships to bright and ambitious Caymanian students pursuing a degree, in Cayman or overseas, in a subject that will allow them to pursue a career at Harneys.

For the duration of their scholarship, Harneys’ sponsored students are given the opportunity to intern with the firm, gaining valuable insight in a leading global offshore firm. This may include the opportunity to intern both in our Cayman office and our overseas offices, including our industry-leading offices in London and Asia.

Legal Scholarships

Our legal scholarships are offered to students pursuing law degrees, post-graduate conversion courses and post-graduate qualifying courses such as the Professional Practice Course, the Legal Practice Course and the Bar Professional Training Course.

Following successful completion of their studies, Harneys’ scholarship students have the opportunity to undertake their Articles (see below) and qualify as attorneys with the Firm.

Non-Legal Scholarships

Our non-legal Scholarships are offered to students pursuing an undergraduate business related degree that will allow them to pursue a career at Harneys in the Cayman Islands.

Read an interview with a Harneys legal scholarship beneficiary here.

How to apply:

  • Application form 
  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Proof of Caymanian status
  • Colour copy of your passport picture page
  • Academic transcripts & recent grades
  • Two (2) Character references (One Academic & One Personal)
  • Institution letter of acceptance or provisional letter of acceptance

Application deadline: 31 March for scholarships commencing in September

Applications should be sent to scholarshipscayman@harneys.com.

Subject line of the email must be: Scholarship application – Applicant Name

Harneys offers a structured training programme, through which our articled clerks have the opportunity to work with leading offshore practitioners not only in the Cayman Islands but throughout our global network.

Our Articled Clerk Training programme commences in January every year and lasts 18 months. During this time our articled clerks undertake seats of between two and six months each in each of litigation, banking and finance, investment funds and private wealth.

Each Articled Clerk is assigned a mentor who provides them with support and guidance throughout their articles, as well as a supervisor for each seat.

As a firm, we are committed to training and development and our articled clerks have access to the comprehensive training offered to all our attorneys. We regularly offer training not only on technical aspects of the law but also on soft skills, such as presentation and networking skills, and commercial issues that are relevant to practising in Cayman and in the broader offshore context.

Upon successful completion of Articles, our articled clerks are admitted by the Court as attorneys.

Read an interview with a Harneys articled clerk here.

Applicants should hold a minimum of a 2:1 or equivalent in the Bachelors of Law degree or Graduate Diploma in Law and at least a Commendation grade in the Professional Practice Course, the Legal Practice Course or the Bar Professional Training Course.

How to apply:

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Proof of Caymanian status
  • Colour copy of passport picture page
  • Current Police Clearance form current place of residence
  • Degrees, academic transcripts & recent grades
  • Two (2) character references
  • Sample of written work/legal drafting/essay from postgraduate course

Application deadline: 30 September for articles commencing in January

Applications should be sent to ACT@harneys.com.

Subject line of the email must be: Articles application – Applicant Name