We offer two non-stipendry internships of 8 weeks a year to students studying Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL),Master of Laws (LL.M.) Business and Accounting and Healthcare degrees at recognized Universities in Malawi or Internationally. The programme gives interns an insider’s view of a career in law, providing valuable insight into what working in a law firm is like. Interns are not mere research assistants rather shadow counsel and tag along to court appearances giving them an eagle’s eye view of law in action and fraternal interactions within the precincts of court houses. We keep numbers small so that interns can get the best experience possible from our programme. Applicants are usually in their third year of study at the time of application.
The programme is offered as part of our professional contribution to law and its training. To meet our exacting standards of research informed practice our programme looks for intelligent and articulate applicants, capable of contributing and communicating their own ideas and opinions. We need enthusiastic people who will enjoy getting to know clients and colleagues and who understand that working at the frontline of legal services requires hard work, applied intellect, a collaborative and multidisciplinary approach to working in a team. We look for students that display the drive and commitment to meet our standards built on our ethos of integrity, dependability and results. Due to the our multidisciplinary approach to law and its practice we seek to have a blend of law and non-legal students in the Programme. Applicants should also possess outstanding academic abilities
Applications for the last quarter will open in September 2016 and must be submitted, and will only be accepted, via our online job portal.
Here are some of our past and present interns and their experience of the programme :-
LL.B (Hons),Cavendish University, Zambia
Zolomphi & Co. Has helped me by offering me a real life work experience in a prospective career field of law. Interning at Zolomphi & Co has expanded the foundation of my ambitions. The practicalities of a law firm,the education required and the etiquette that should always be displayed were some of the few of the things I learned and most importantly,in this position,my life goals were affirmed.
The feeling at Zolomphi & Co is indescribable because I got exposed to the real world of law. I acquired skills like legal research,client interaction and got exposed to knowing my area of speciality in future. I have become so passionate with so much love in the field of law and different disciplines of law. Working with older colleagues in the company has been so much amazing.
It was an amazing experience Interning at Zolomphi & com and am so excited to be part of the company as an internee since the knowledge am acquiring at school I will add to the experience I will be acquiring during my internship. The Company has made me feel that am right where I am with my choice of career and am right where I belong.
I believe in the beauty of my dreams and the future belongs to myself and All Thanks to Zolomphi & Co where ‘Law has Been Redefined’ for everyone.The experience has inspired me with so much passion to practise law and is shaping me to be a better lawyer in the near future.
4th year, LL.B (Hons) Catholic University of Malawi
My training experience at Zolomphi and Co. has been very rewarding very beneficial. Not only do I have an insight of the legal practice I have acquired transferable skills like client interaction, mediation and practical legal research. The Internship has exposed me to the real world of a lawyer. I have gotten to learn the specific cultures and etiquette of the practise.
Each internship experience during school holidays has been an eye opener. In that each new practical experience cultivates my passion for the law career. I have had hands on experience as a shadow lawyer which has developed me into a better student who can be able to relate legal rules and theories to the real practice.
Interning at Zolomphi & Co gave me the platform to interact with the different disciplines of law. This interaction will help to decide my area of specialty when I start practising.
Aside acquiring the knowledge of the law from the four corners of a classroom, internship at Zolomphi & Co has been a worthwhile experience which has built and equipped me with legal practising skills and norms. My intellectual abilities have been sharpened. In short combined with the knowledge acquired in law school and the experience I have gained my journey towards becoming a lawyer has been electrified.