Summer Internship Program


Summer Internship Program

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.  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.

 

 

2017 APPLICATION PROCESS

 

The Boston Lawyers Group announces its 16th 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 and applied to law schools.  Students who participate in the BLG Summer Internship Program attend New England’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:

 

  • Have completed their undergraduate freshman year and be entering their sophomore, junior or senior year at an accredited college or university. Current seniors graduating May 2017 are NOT eligible.
  • Demonstrate a connection to Boston and,
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States of America.

 

 

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.

 

 

For your application submittal to be considered complete, you must upload the following THREE documents in ONE PDF file:

 

  1. Completed 2017 BLG Summer Internship Program Application
  2. One page resume
  3. A brief statement describing the applicant’s background, leadership skills and interest in participating as a legal intern in The Boston Lawyers Group Summer Internship Program.  The statement should be no longer than one page typed.

 

 

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 enabling our members to identify, recruit, advance and retain diverse attorneys in Boston’s legal community.

 

 

For additional information, please check out the 2017 BLG Summer Internship Program Brochure.

 

 

**THE APPLICATION DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 10, 2017.**