Wed, Feb 1, 2017
The ACC Greater Philadelphia Chapter is sponsoring its tenth annual Diversity Corporate Summer Internship Program, aimed at increasing diversity within corporate legal departments. We are pleased to invite law students who are members of minority groups traditionally underrepresented in the legal profession to apply to participate in the program. Applicants should be members of minority groups traditionally underrepresented in the legal profession based on (i) race, (ii) ethnicity, (iii) religion, or (iv) LGBTQ status. This opportunity is open to students who will be 2Ls or 3Ls in the fall of 2017.
The goal of this diversity pipeline initiative is to provide participating law students with an opportunity to experience in-house practice and an understanding of career paths that can lead to an in-house legal position. Ultimately, the experience is designed to encourage participants to consider an in-house career. ACC Greater Philadelphia will facilitate internships in legal departments of participating sponsor companies within the Delaware Valley region. These internships will provide substantive experience and meaningful exposure to the roles and activities of in-house attorneys. These are paid internships that will last for approximately eight weeks beginning on or about June 5, 2017. Compensation may vary depending on the employer but will be at a minimum of $7,500. Past company participants include Carpenter Technology, Cigna, Exelon, Heraeus, SAP, and Vishay, among others.
The Greater Philadelphia Chapter is a leading chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), the world's largest organization serving the professional and business interests of attorneys who practice in the legal departments of corporations, associations and other private-sector organizations. ACC Greater Philadelphia has over 1,400 members who practice as lawyers in more than 400 organizations, most of whom live and work in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Applications are due: Friday, February 17.
Read the Program Overview and FAQs before applying.
Click HERE for the application!