BBA Summer Jobs Program Kicks Off!
The 2014 Summer Jobs Program has officially begun
, with Boston Mayor Marty Walsh sending off the students on their first day of work from 16 Beacon. Beyond the Billable, the BBA's Public Policy blog, will be providing regular updates on the students activities throughout the summer, so stay up to date here
Summer Jobs News
The Boston Bar Association’s Summer Jobs Program is a long-time collaboration 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 640 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 2013 Summer Jobs students below:
, a senior at Brighton High School, displayed such promise that he was tasked with marketing, editing responsibilities, in addition to general office duties at Hinckley Allen & Snyder. Meet Stephen
. Julian Smith-Sparks, a rising junior at the English School and Kharlita Chambers-Walker, a graduate of Charlestown High School, spent their summer at the City of Boston Law Department, where they took a trip to the Boston Police Department and saw a City Council ballot drawing. Meet Julian and Kharlita.
, a junior at West Roxbury Academy and one of the youngest students in the 2013 program, spent her summer working at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. Meet Beatriz
, a senior at Boston Latin Academy, worked at Nixon Peabody this summer and got to attend the Whitey Bulger trial. Meet David
, a current freshman at UMass Dartmouth, had a unique summer experience of meditations, court visits and more through her internship with the Volunteer Lawyers Project. Meet Amadou
Boston Bar Foundation
In 2013, the BBF funded 13 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.