"Summer jobs offer our young people the opportunity to gain great experiences beyond the classroom. We are all in this together, and I’m asking private sector companies in Boston to join the City, already participating companies, non-profits and community-based organizations to make a commitment to this year’s program. It’s good for our youth; it’s good for the businesses who hire our talented young people; and it’s good for the City of Boston."—Mayor Martin J. Walsh
Learn how your office can support the Mayor’s Summer Jobs Initiative here
The 64 students who participated in this year’s Summer Jobs Program are joined by Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, BBA President Paul T. Dacier, Boston Chief of Health and Human Services Felix Arroyo, BBA Summer Jobs Co-Chair Jeff Mittleman (Holland & Knight) and MBLA President Doreen Rachal.
Summer Jobs News
The Boston Bar Association’s Summer Jobs Program is an integral part of Mayor Walsh’s Summer Jobs Initiative to hire over 10,000 Boston teens each summer. With the help of over 45 law offices, we are one of the top ten largest private sector employers in the city. The Program is a long-time partnership between the BBA, the City of Boston, the Boston Public Schools and the Boston Private Industry Council (PIC). Since its inception in 1993, the program has helped over 700 Boston Public High School students find summer employment in law firms and law offices in our community.
Why get involved?
When you hire a Summer Jobs student, not only are you offering them a way to earn money for the summer, but you are helping them develop critical professional skills.
The students offer enthusiastic help in a busy office environment. Selected from a talented pool of applicants, the students are motivated and engaged individuals who have interest in learning about new career pathways. Many students are bilingual and possess strong technical skills, and all are capable of handling a variety of office projects. For more information, click here.
Students who apply for the program are pre-screened and selected based on motivation, achievement, and potential. They attend an orientation session as well as weekly seminars on financial literacy and professional skills. For a closer look at the impact of the program, see stories from our 2014 Summer Jobs students below:
Loyanni Carvalho-Mendes, Jose Maria, Olivier Tingue, and Emily Mercado spent their summer rotating through the different departments at Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP and prepping for their MOOT Court Competition. Meet Loyanni, Jose, Olivier, and Emily.
Myntah Morris mentored Lucy Pimental through Burns & Levinson LLP’s unique mentoring model for BBA Summer Jobs students. Meet Myntah and Lucy.
Liraniz Colón and Mackaila Garcia learned about legal services through their BBF funded internship at the Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association. Meet Liraniz and Mackaila.
Erik Solis gained insight into the legal field, as well at the financial advising, through his internship in the legal department of LPL Financial. Meet Erik.
Julia Hancock, whose position was funded by the BBF, observed court hearings at the Roxbury District Court during her internship at the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. Meet Julia
Boston Bar Foundation
In 2014, the BBF funded 14 students to work at legal service organizations, government agencies, and courts. To learn more about what the BBF does, click here. Meet BBF Summer Jobs students here to see what impact the BBF's donations have on Boston youth.
To learn more, please contact Katie D’Angelo, Public Service Programs Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
The following firms have displayed their commitment to Boston's future by hiring or sponsoring a Summer Jobs student:
Anderson & Kreiger LLP
Boston Bar Association*
Boston Bar Foundation++
Burns & Levinson LLP*
Choate Hall & Stewart
Chu, Ring & Hazel LLP
City of Boston, Office of the Corporation Counsel *
Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP***
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen and Loewy, LLP
Goodwin Procter LLP*
Hemenway & Barnes LLP
Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP
Holland & Knight LLP
Roberts Weinstein LLP
Iandoli Desai & Cronin P.C.
Lynch, Brewer, Hoffman & Fink, LLP
Margolis & Bloom LLP
Meehan, Boyle, Black
& Bogdanow, P.C.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo P.C.
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
Nixon Peabody LLP
Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
Peabody & Arnold LLP**
& Lund LLP
Prince Lobel Tye LLP
Proskauer Rose LLP
Ropes & Gray LLP*
Rosenfeld Rafik & Sullivan, P.C.
Rubin & Rudman LLP
Shaevel & Krems
Sherin & Lodgen
Shilepsky Hartley Robb Casey Michon LLP
Suffolk County District
Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, P.C.
Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP
Thornton & Naumes LLP
Todd & Weld LLP
Verrill Dana LLP
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
*Firm has committed to taking more than one student
**Firm has funded position for government or nonprofit
***Firm has committed to taking four students
++This year the
Boston Bar Foundation’s M. Ellen Carpenter Fund will be funding summer jobs for
14 Boston Public Highs School students at public agencies and nonprofits this
summer. Learn more about the fund here.