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 : At the header of the site, click on “Career,” then “Paralegal,” and then select your geographic location of choice.


Akin Gump : click on the “Paralegal” links


Davis Polk

Holland & Knight LLP : “search “Professional Staff Positions”

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Mintz, Levin

Morgan, Lewis : Job Search “Professional Staff”

Paul, Weiss


Shearman & Sterling LLP :

click the link for current opportunities, and then search for “Legal Assistant” positions

Sidley Austin : click the “professional and support staff” link

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Skadden : click the “professional staff” link, and view opportunities for Legal Assistants

Sullivan & Cromwell

Wachtell Lipton

White & Case LLP

Willkie : scroll down for “Paralegals” information

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!