Dear 2L & 3L:
Plan ahead and apply on CSM before the August 3, 2015 deadline date.
The Albany County Bar Association is in its 15th year (30 semesters) of this diversity internship program. These are opportunities for Albany Law School students to gain work experience in a private law firm and to secure an attorney mentor within a mid- or large- Albany area during the academic year. $18/hour or $1,800/stipend for a 10 hours per week for 10 weeks (totaling 100 hours during the Fall 2015 semester).
The collection of applications from rising 2Ls and 3Ls for the Fall 2015 term is now open on CSM.
History behind this Program:
The Albany County Bar Association Diversity Internship Program commenced in September of 2000 in an effort to broaden the opportunities for minority law students to be exposed to practice in a private law firm setting. The Association received awards for the program from both the New York State Bar Association (2002) and American Bar Association (2003). In the years since the program’s inception, hundreds of law students have received paid internship opportunities at law firms in the Capital Region. Many of the interns subsequently obtained full-time law firm employment and now are members of the Albany County Bar. Over the years, the law firms of Bond, Schoeneck & King; Carter, Conboy; Nixon Peabody; Whiteman Osterman and Wilson Elser have all welcomed students under the Diversity Internship Program. We applaud them for their dedication to the program and their commitment to hastening the day when the private practice bar in the Capital Region reflects the full diversity of the area’s population.