Sixteen young Caymanians gained exposure to the world of offshore law during Mourant Ozannes’ Summer Internship Program.
The law firm’s program provides a learning opportunity for students interested in a career in the offshore legal industry. The students, depending on their studies, either worked alongside lawyers in areas including funds, finance and commercial litigation, or worked with the firm’s corporate services and marketing and business development teams to gain an understanding of how the business operates.
The firm also partners with Cayman Finance’s Work Experience Program to provide real-world experience to students seeking careers in the financial services industry.
The four students from the Cayman Finance program are enrolled at the University College of the Cayman Islands and are pursuing their associate degrees in a range of fields, from environmental science to business administration. Another 12 students applied directly for the summer internship, with six students currently studying law abroad and the remainder studying marketing, business development, consumer behavior and business management.
This year the firm welcomed three returning students who have been a part of the program for the last two to three years.
Intern David Ramsaran said, “I have completed three consecutive summer internships with the firm and I have found it to be thoroughly beneficial to me as a law student. My colleagues have welcomed me back and helped with work that is related to my studies, and I have learnt something new every day. I would definitely recommend the Mourant Ozannes’ internship to anyone interested in a career in law.”
Cayman Managing Partner Peter Hayden said Mourant Ozannes “is committed to supporting bright young talent in the Cayman Islands, and we take great pleasure from helping to develop and progress local students’ careers. We aim to provide an experience that will better prepare students for the future, and our intern program also helps us to identify promising young individuals who may be offered the opportunity to progress to our Chantal Whittaker Memorial Scholarship and articled clerk training programs.”
News source: Cayman Compass