Atlanta Summer Program

"My summer at BakerHostetler afforded me the opportunity to seek exposure and learn from attorneys across a wide spectrum of practice areas and also gave me the chance to engage in substantive work on a variety of matters. BakerHostetler carefully pairs each summer associate with mentors to help with every step of the summer experience. Being able to connect with my mentors and knowing that they each took a personal interest in my success was truly special.

A summer associate experience is unlike any other in that you are expected to try new things and to make mistakes. But use those opportunities to learn, grow, and connect with your colleagues along the way. Everyone is here to help you succeed -- remember that!"

- M. Adam Kaye Jr., 2016 Atlanta Summer Associate

Areas of interest:
  • Intellectual property/intellectual property litigation
  • Corporate
  • Litigation
  • Real estate
  • Healthcare (regulatory, transactions, real estate, litigation)
  • Labor and Employment

Our summer program lasts nine weeks, beginning at the end of May and ending in early August. The program commences with orientation, which includes an office tour, overviews of the practices, training and information on mentors and gatekeepers. Weekly events and activities are scheduled to allow a more relaxed interaction with our attorneys. Such activities may include a golf outing, baseball game, food trucks, happy hours, bowling, community service, dinners at associates’ and/or partners’ homes, and more.

Other relevant information:

This program is primarily for 2L students. Each summer associate is assigned an associate mentor as well as a partner mentor. Gatekeepers or work coordinators assist in maintaining workflow. The recruiting coordinator assists in all aspects of the summer associates’ experience in our office as well as communication before, throughout and after the program.

Each summer associate rotates among two or three practice groups, depending on expressed interest, in order to gain as much experience in our office as possible. Rotations also allow for more interaction with attorneys in different practice groups.

Evaluations are conducted at the end of the program for formal feedback.

We welcome all undergraduate degrees. However, if you are specifically interested in intellectual property, we prefer undergraduate majors in biotechnology, chemistry, physics, computer science, mechanical engineering and/or related fields because of the technical nature of the practice.

   Recruiting Contact  

Ashley Ehlers
Human Resources Manager