Details about the ACCGPA Internship Program
The ACC Greater Philadelphia Chapter is aimed at increasing diversity within corporate legal departments. We are pleased to invite law students who are members of minority groups traditionally underrepresented in the legal profession to apply to participate in the program. Applicants should be members of minority groups traditionally underrepresented in the legal profession based on (i) race, (ii) ethnicity, (iii) religion, or (iv) LGBTQ status. This opportunity is open to students who will be 2Ls or 3Ls in the fall of each cycle.
The goal of this diversity pipeline initiative is to provide participating law students with an opportunity to experience in-house practice and an understanding of career paths that can lead to an in-house legal position. Ultimately, the experience is designed to encourage participants to consider an in-house career. ACCGPA will facilitate internships in legal departments of participating sponsor companies within the Delaware Valley region. These internships will provide substantive experience and meaningful exposure to the roles and activities of in-house attorneys. These are paid internships that will last for approximately eight weeks beginning in June. Compensation may vary depending on the employer but will be at a minimum of $7,500. Past company participants include Carpenter Technology, Cigna, Exelon, Heraeus, SAP, and Vishay, among others.
The mission of ACCGPA includes promoting pro bono and public interest work in the legal community. All selected interns are required to spend one working day during their summer participating in Philadelphia VIP's Summer Pro Bono Day. If available, interns may seek credit with their law schools for their participation in this or other program-sponsored pro bono activity.