We appreciate your interest in the 2015 Internship Program. Please note if you have any conflicts during the period of June 4, 2015 to July 24, 2015, we recommend you do not apply. This is a rigorous, all in program. We had significantly more applicants last year than available spots. Absences for study abroad programs, family reunions, sports competitions, graduation trips, long weekends and the like are not allowed. Freshmen, Class of 2018, are not eligible to apply.
- The Summer of
2015 will be the twenty-third (23rd) straight Summer the Atlanta Bar
Association will conduct its Summer Law Internship Program for high school
students. Applications will be available
on or before March 2, 2015, on the Intern Program's website:
applications must be returned by April 2, 2015.
- We wish we had a
spot for everyone. Unfortunately,
however, spots are limited. We hope to
have 35 internships available in 2015. A
significant number of those internships are likely to be awarded to students of
Therrell High School, the Atlanta Bar Association's adopted high school. If you are not selected this year, we welcome
you to apply next year. During the
Summer Law Internship Program's first twenty-two years over 500 Internships
have been made available to Atlanta's youth.
- The 2015 Summer
Law Internship Program will run from June 15, 2015, to July 24, 2015. There will be four mandatory
orientations on June 4 (8:30 am), June 5 (noon), June 8 (noon), June 12 (9:00
a.m.). The pay will be $1,850.00 (total)
for the six weeks (roughly $308.00 per week).
If you intern at a law firm you will be paid a stipend by the law firm. If you are a Public Intern your internship is
sponsored and you will be paid a stipend by the Atlanta Bar Foundation.
- This is a
rigorous program. The Atlanta Bar
Association designed the Summer Law Internship Program to achieve three goals:(a)
to provide a
valuable work experience;(b)
to further the
students' understanding of the law; and(c)
to provide a
mentor relationship for the students.
- Interns are not
allowed to have any second jobs, band practices, sports practices or otherwise,
that conflict with your Internship.
(Every year we have prospective interns request that they be allowed to
miss mandatory Intern events due to conflicts, have different dates for their
Internships, etc. The Intern Program
dates are set. You are either all in or
you are not.)
- Only students who
are members of the classes of 2015, 2016 or 2017 are eligible to apply. Freshmen, Class of 2018, are ineligible to
- Each applicant
will be required to participate in an in-person interview at the Atlanta Bar
Association's office. We tentatively
anticipate conducting interviews on Thursday, April 23, 2015. Please check the Intern website for possible
changes. You are required to be
appropriately attired (professional).
More detailed information will be provided on the Intern Program's
website (www.abaslip.blogspot.com.) As
we will have a large number of students to interview, please bring something to
occupy yourself while you wait, i.e. homework, a book, etc.!
- Public Interns
need to be sure they provide the Atlanta Bar Association with accurate contact
information (mailing address, home/cell phone number, email address and most
importantly your correct social security number). This is important as it pertains to your pay
and getting important tax documents to you.
- Each year we have
a Kick-Off Breakfast at the beginning of the program for Interns and
hosts. We expect the 2015 Kick-Off
Breakfast will be on Friday, June 19, 2015 at 7:30 a.m.
- If you have a
conflict (i.e., study abroad, leadership camp, etc.) during the period of June
4 – July 24, 2015, we discourage you from applying.
- At the end of the
Intern Program we have an Appreciation Breakfast for Interns, hosts and
Interns' family. The Appreciation
Breakfast has yet to be scheduled but is typically the last day of the program,
projected to be July 24, 2015.
- Potential interns who are graduating this coming
Spring (Class of 2015) must schedule any college orientation so it does not
conflict with the Intern Program.
- We will have mandatory Weekly Meetings during the
Internship Program at 5:30 p.m. on dates to be determined. These Weekly Meetings are not
optional and cannot be missed due to, for example, sports, games or practices,
summer work outs, second jobs, babysitting, family birthdays, or the like. Usually, they are in the middle of the week,
on Wednesday. We will typically have a
guest speaker each week. Failure to be
prepared for these Weekly Meetings will subject you to dismissal.
- In addition to the important work component to this
program there is also an educational program.
We will study topical legal issues.
Interns will have written "Enrichment" during the program that
should not take more than thirty minutes to an hour to complete. You are required to do your own work. In addition, Interns will be required to do a
750 word typed essay on a topical legal issue.
- If you are selected, you are required to be
responsible, accountable and professional at all times.
- There will be a Dress Code that will be required to be
- Students selected for the 2015 Intern Program will be posted on the website of the Atlanta Bar Association Summer Law Internship Program on Thursday, May 7, 2015, by 9:00 p.m. (www.abaslip.blogspot.com.) Instructions as to the dates and times of the mandatory orientations will also be posted. If you decide you do not wish to be considered, please email Mariana Pannell at email@example.com.