The Albany County Bar Association (ACBA) presents its Fall 2014 Diversity Internship Program with a semester stipend of $1,800.
~ To apply, log on to our Career Center’s CSM webpage and apply ASAP.
Application Deadline is: August 1, 2014
Selected interns will have the opportunity to work during the Fall 2014 Semester with some of the following large Albany based law firms: Bond Schoeneck & King; Nixon Peabody LLP; Carter, Conboy, Case, Blackmore, Maloney & Laird; Whiteman Osterman & Hanna, LLP; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker, LLP and Pitney Bowes, Inc.
The Albany County Bar Association created this semester-long Diversity Internship program during the Fall of 2000 to support Albany Law School students (Class of 2015 & 2016 are eligible to apply) from under-represented groups within the legal profession (e.g., African-American, Asian or Pacific Islander, Puerto Rican, Mexican, other Hispanic, and American Indian are encouraged to apply). The goal of the program is to increase the representation of students of color in law firms in the Capital District, and to provide students with a private sector experience. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required to be considered. All applicants must be eligible to legally work in the United States, and international students must be CPT qualified (See the Registrar’s office to learn if you are CPT eligible) .
After careful review of all applications by the Program Committee, selected applicants will then be assigned with an area law firm based upon the strength of their application.
The internship provides a meaningful work experience, appropriately supervised by a partner or senior attorney, with assignments equivalent to a junior associate’s actual work situation. There is a commitment of 10-weeks (100 hours; minimum of ten hours per week) with an assigned law firm. All interns MUST plan to attend all related program reception(s) and complete a program evaluation form upon the completion of the internship. (The time commitment involved in attending receptions is not considered part of the Intern’s 100 hours of work time.) Compensation: $1,800 stipend.
A complete job posting, including application information, is available under the “Job Postings” tab on the CSM.