Private Sector

Summer Opportunities

SEO Corporate Law Program
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) Corporate Law Progam is a summer internship program for talented college seniors and recent graduates of color leading to full-time job offers.  Interns observe and experience first-hand the day-to-day duties and responsibilities of corporate attorneys at some of the nation’s most prestigious firms.  Interns are introduced to partners, associates, in-house counsel and other accomplished members of the Bar during receptions hosted by SEO’s partner firms.

Long Term Opportunities (Full-Time, Post-Graduation)

Many law firms offer formal paralegal/legal assistant programs for recent college graduates.  Generally, the programs are for a two year term, include orientation/training, and assignment to a specific department.  For those interested in these programs and working at a law firm upon graduation — many of which are located in DC or NYC — be sure to take a look at the links listed below:

Arnold & Porter

Clearly Gottlieb

Covintgton

Akin Gump

Cravath

Davis Polk

Hogan Lovells

Holland & Knight LLP

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Mintz, Levin

Morgan, Lewis

Paul, Weiss

Proskauer

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Sidley Austin

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Skadden

Sullivan & Cromwell

Wachtell Lipton

White & Case LLP

Willkie

This is just a sampling of firms that hire recent graduates; be sure to conduct additional research on your own.  Also, note that these firms may have offices in additional cities.  Use the above firm websites as a starting point to come up with a list of firms in your preferred city!