New York Summer Program

"During the Summer Associate Program, my efforts were rewarded with amazing opportunities such as the chance to sit in on client meetings and watch my work product solve real-world problems. The social activities and exposure to multiple practice areas that the Summer Associate Program provided helped me foster relationships with attorneys who I can’t wait to collaborate with once again as an Associate."

- Panida Anna Pollawit, 2016 New York Summer Associate, Georgetown University Law Center

Summer associates gain valuable, firsthand experience at BakerHostetler. Our program is designed to provide a realistic view of life as an associate at the firm, working alongside teams of partners and associates on a variety of billable and pro bono assignments across many practice areas.

Practical training seminars, including a legal writing refresher workshop, tips for having a successful summer experience and practice group luncheons, will help you to learn applied skills necessary for a productive summer experience.

We partner each summer associate with a senior associate who serves as your mentor. Often they are former summer associates who provide you with invaluable advice on your assignments, our firm, office culture and clients. They also help to facilitate introductions to other attorneys in the office to ensure you get to meet and work with a variety of attorneys from different practice areas.

We routinely provide feedback, both formal and informal, throughout your summer with us. While you can expect to receive ongoing feedback as you work on various assignments directly from the attorneys you work with, you will also be formally evaluated twice during the summer. The formal meetings are conducted by attorneys who serve as your assignment coordinators during the summer.

Our summer program provides a balance of realistic work with the opportunity to enjoy the camaraderie that comes from being part of BakerHostetler. We hold a number of social events throughout the summer, including an attorney-hosted dinner party, as well as live theatre performances, a hands-on cooking class, sporting and recreational activities, and many other casual get-togethers. These events enable you and our attorneys to get to know one another socially in a relaxed atmosphere.

At BakerHostetler, our well-rounded summer program is designed to provide students with the training, experience and confidence necessary to begin the journey to become great lawyers who will enjoy their colleagues and their work.

  Recruiting Contact  

Dina Santora
Recruiting Manager