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.

Please contact your assigned career counselor with questions regarding this internship or for assistance in completing your application. 


Eligibility/Hiring Criteria:

  • Minimum GPA: 2.5; Eligible to legally work in the United States (international students must be CPT qualified, contact the Registrar’s Office to learn if you are CPT eligible); Albany Law School students from underrepresented groups within the legal profession are encouraged to apply

Required Application Materials: 

  • Current Resume; ACBA Diversity Internship Application Form
    (form attached – please complete and upload to your AlbanyLaw Link account Document Library – the application form must be submitted as an  “Other Document”); Current, Unofficial Transcript (law school); Writing Sample (no more than five pages long)

To Apply:  Please refer to the ACBA Fall 2018 Diversity Internship opportunity, Job Posting # 24596, found under the “Non-OCR Jobs” section of your AlbanyLaw Link account.  Upload all required materials and apply through AlbanyLaw Link by the deadline. 

Internship Program Highlights: 

  • Paid, semester long internship ($2,200 stipend)
  • Internship Program open to 2Ls and 3Ls
  • 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; min. of ten hours per week)

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. Many past interns have subsequently obtained full-time law firm employment and now are members of the Albany County Bar.

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.



The Career and Professional Development Center Staff
Attachments: ACBA_Diversity_Internship_Program_2018_Application.pdf