Every year, the BLG places undergraduate college students of color at several of its member law firms for a 10-week paid summer internship. This pipeline program is full of interactive programs designed by the BLG to expose college students to the legal profession. Along with working at prestigious law firms, the BLG summer interns go on guided tours of law schools in the Boston region, participate in professional and etiquette development workshops, visit local and federal courts, participate in a mock trial, and are involved in many more opportunities to interact with Boston’s legal community. In addition, students receive an attorney mentor for the duration of the internship. Please note, summer interns must provide their own housing and travel arrangements. All programming efforts are aimed at highlighting the benefits of practicing law and living in the progressive and dynamic city of Boston as an attorney of color.
2019 APPLICATION PROCESS
The Boston Lawyers Group announces its 18th Annual Summer Internship Program for College Students of Color. This a highly successful pipeline program which has earned great reviews from BLG member employers and participating students. Many of these students are now contemplating law school and, in some cases, have taken the LSATs to pursue a legal career. Students who participate in the BLG Summer Internship Program attend the nation’s finest colleges and universities, often with full scholarships which recognize their leadership ability and academic records. In addition, many are supported by organizations such as The Posse Foundation and Bottom Line, two premier student leadership development organizations.
The interested applicant must:
All applications MUST be submitted through the Symplicity application portal in order to qualify as a candidate for the program.
Please click here to register for an account AS OF FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2018.
(Links to all below documents will become available closer to the open application period.)
For your application submittal to be considered complete, you must upload the following THREE documents in ONE PDF file:
Click here for Symplicity instructions.
PLEASE NOTE: Our members’ criterion focuses on deserving diverse students and gives preference to students with racial and ethnic backgrounds that have been historically underserved and underrepresented in the legal profession. Competitive applicants should have strong ties to Boston and an interest in pursuing a career in law. This criterion is in accordance with our mission to create a pipeline of talent that enables our members to identify, recruit, advance and retain diverse attorneys in Boston’s legal community.
For additional information, please check out the 2019 BLG Summer Internship Program Brochure and 2019 Program Timeline.
**THE APPLICATION DEADLINE IS 5:00 P.M. ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2019.**