Summer Jobs News

Our Partners

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 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.


The Students

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:



Stephen Pierre, 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.



Beatriz Mejia, 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.



David Lozano, a senior at Boston Latin Academy, worked at Nixon Peabody this summer and got to attend the Whitey Bulger trial. Meet David




Amadou Barry, 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 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.

Contact

To learn more, please contact Katie D’Angelo, Public Service Programs Coordinator, at kdangelo@bostonbar.org.

The Firms

The following firms have displayed their commitment to Boston's future by hiring or sponsoring a Summer Jobs student:

Anderson & Kreiger LLP 
Bingham McCutchen 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 *
Collora LLP
Cooley LLP
DLA Piper
Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP***
Foley Hoag 
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen and Loewy, LLP 
Goodwin Procter LLP*
Hemenway & Barnes LLP **
Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP 
Holland & Knight LLP 
Hirsch Roberts Weinstein LLP **
Iandoli Desai & Cronin P.C.
LPL Financial 
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**
Pierce Atwood 
Posternak Blankstein & Lund LLP
Prince Lobel Tye LLP 
Proskauer Rose LLP
Ropes & Gray LLP*
Rosenfeld Rafik & Sullivan, P.C. 
Rubin & Rudman LLP
Shaevel & Krems 
Sherin & Lodgen LLP
Shilepsky Hartley Robb Casey Michon LLP 
Suffolk County District Attorney's Office
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 legal office
***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.