Hey. I'm a second year non law student and I've been offered a two month summer internship by a very small law firm (4 solicitors) which doesn't offer training contracts. It's going to cost me a lot of money in accommodation etc and I was just wondering if it is worth it. I already have 2 separate weeks work experience with the same firm and have participated in pro bono activities. I don't want to work in the magic circle, but more of a medium size firm.
The internship is unpaid and I slightly feel that they're just trying to take advantage of the free work - would it be better if I just get a normal summer job?
Can it be done?