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Thurgood Marshall Summer Law Internship Program
The Thurgood Marshall Summer Law Internship Program places diverse New York City public high school students with legal employers for the summer. This program runs annually from April through August and is part of the Association's continuing efforts to enhance the diversity of the legal profession.
Learn more about the 2023 Thurgood Marshall Summer Law Internship Program here.
Students from the 2019 Thurgood Marshall Summer Law Internship Program celebrate their successful completion of the program with a Closing Graduation Ceremony in August 2019. Photo by Alycua Kravitz.
The Thurgood Marshall Summer Law Internship Program is an intensive program which places diverse NYC public high school students with legal employers for the summer, and provides them with additional programming before, during, and after the summer designed to help them prepare for a legal career.
Students are selected to participate in the Program based upon personal interviews and demonstrated academic excellence. Job assignments in firms vary depending on the needs of the employer, but typically include assisting paralegals, filing, record keeping, assisting library and back-office personnel, data entry and document and exhibit organization.
Prior to interviewing with employers, all applicants participate in a mandatory, three-part Pre Employment Training. The purpose of this training is to identify the students who are most prepared to take on the requirements of the Thurgood Marshall Summer Law Internship Program, and to provide valuable training for all students to help them strengthen their application materials for future opportunities.
In addition to their employment, the interns also attend development workshops (more information to come):