There are still paid large law firm internships available!
Application deadline has been extended to  Friday, August 19th.
$1,800/ Semester Stipend.

Selected Fall 2016 interns will have the opportunity to work with the following Albany employers: 

  • Bond Schoeneck & King
  • Carter, Conboy, Case, Blackmore, Maloney & Laird
  • Nixon Peabody LLP
  • Pitney Bowes, Inc.
  • Whiteman Osterman & Hanna, LLP
  • Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker, LLP

The Albany County Bar Association (ACBA) Fall 2016 Diversity Internship Program:
In the years since the program’s inception, hundreds of law students have received paid internship opportunities at law firms in the Capital Region. The Albany County Bar Association (ACBA) 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. Students from underrepresented groups within the legal profession are encouraged to apply.

Internship Program Highlights: 

  • Paid, semester long internship ($1,800 stipend)
  • Internships open to Albany Law School 2Ls (Class of 2018) and 3Ls (Class of 2017)
  • Meaningful work experience with assignments equivalent to a junior associate’s actual work situation
  • Supervised by a partner or senior attorney
  • 10 week commitment (100 hours; minimum of ten hours per week)
  • Many past interns have subsequently obtained full-time law firm employment and now are members of the Albany County Bar.
  • 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.


Eligibility/Hiring Criteria: 

  • Minimum GPA: 2.5
  • Eligible to legally work in the United States (international students must be CPT qualified – see the Registrar’s Office to learn if you are CPT eligible)
  • Required Application Materials include: Resume, ACBA Diversity Internship Application Form (submit online under “Other Documents”), Unofficial Transcript (law school) and Writing Sample (no more than five pages long).
  • 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, and taking into account the practice areas of interest expressed by the applicant on their completed application.

Selected applicants will interview with Matthew J. Kelly, Esq., Roemer Wallens Gold & Mineaux LLP, the ACBA Diversity Internship Program Coordinator, prior to assignment.

Attachments: ALBANY_COUNTY_BAR_ASSOCIATION_Diversity_Internship_Program_appli