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 motived 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.
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The Impact For a closer look at the impact of the program, check out the articles on our 2013 Summer Jobs students below:
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.
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.
To learn more, please contact Katie D’Angelo, Public Service Programs Coordinator, at email@example.com
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
City of Boston, Office of the Corporation Counsel *
Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP *
Ferriter Scobbo & Rodophele
Fish & Richardson P.C.
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen and Loewy, LLP
Hemenway & Barnes LLP **
Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP
Holland & Knight LLP
Margolis & Bloom LLP
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo P.C.
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
Nixon Peabody LLP
Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
Prince Lobel Tye LLP
Ropes & Gray LLP *
Rosenfeld Rafik & Sullivan, P.C.
Shaevel & Krems
Shilepsky Hartley Robb Casey Michon LLP
Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, P.C.
Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP
Todd & Weld 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 legal office