ACCGP Diversity Corporate Internship Program







The ACC Greater Philadelphia Chapter is sponsoring its seventeenth annual Diversity Corporate Summer Internship Program, aimed at increasing diversity within corporate legal departments. Applicants meeting the criteria identified below are eligible to apply to participate in the program. This opportunity is open to students who will be 2Ls or 3Ls in Fall 2024.
This full-time, eight-week long summer internship program will commence on or about June 3, 2024. Interns will work during regular business hours of the sponsoring company’s legal department to gain substantive in-house experience in corporate practice. At a minimum, each intern will be compensated a total of $8,000.00 for participation in the program, though a company may elect to compensate an individual intern at a higher rate.
Student applicants will be initially screened by the ACC Greater Philadelphia Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Committee; selection of candidates moving forward will be based on the totality of a student’s application materials. These selected candidates will then be referred to sponsoring companies for interviews. Placement will be, for the most part, random with the goal of providing sponsoring companies with a diverse slate of candidates (though the Committee will do its best to accommodate a student’s areas of stated interest and geographic location when practicable). The number of interviews for each candidate will depend on the number of qualified applicants and the number of sponsoring companies; in past years, it has generally been around two per candidate. Final approval and any offers are at the sole discretion of the company.
The internship program will include a mandatory pro bono/community service event for the student participants, which aligns with the mission of our fund administrator, the Philadelphia Bar Foundation, to support and promote pro bono and community legal services. Additionally, interns and representatives from their sponsoring companies will be invited to participate in summer internship event programming throughout the summer such as an initial kick-off reception, orientation call, mid-program panel, and closing reception/speed networking event.

Congratulations to the 2024 Interns!

Michele Lebed - Best Egg

Gabriela Ontaneda - Burlington Stores Inc.

Liam Cochran - Delaware River and Bay Authority

JaJuan Sanders - Independence Realty Trust, Inc.

Esther Odeyemi - Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC

Theresa Lemke - National Board of Medical Examiners

Eileen Wang - PJM Interconnection, LLC

Chinedu Okeke - Quaker Houghton

Ali Chaundry - Saint-Gobain Corporation 

Jaymarie Gonzalez - Saint-Gobain Corportation

Joe'lyce Waiters - TE Connectivity 

Sierra Williams - Teleflex

Leo Na - The Cigna Group

Priya Ahmad - The Cigna Group

Franz-Robert Quaye - The Cigna Group

Keon Rankins - Toll Brothers Inc.

Pranav Ramesh - Wawa, Inc.

In 2011, ACC Greater Philadelphia, received the Innovator Award from the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA), and in 2018, received the “Best Diversity Initiative” Award from Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) for this Program, recognizing the value of this Program and its contribution to the enhancement of the in-house professional community.

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