Summer Associate Program

Because the firm has no formal departments or rotations for any of its lawyers, summer associates at Cleary enjoy assignments in a variety of practice areas and disciplines. Nor is your internship confined to New York—or even the United States. International assignments are plentiful: In past years, more than one-third of our summer associates have spent time working in our overseas offices. 

A Place to Grow

Summer associates work closely with established attorneys and make meaningful contributions to firm matters. Training ranges from formal to informal: Get up to speed in our litigation boot camp with a mock deposition exercise, participate in corporate practice seminars designed especially for our summer associates, and attend presentations and events sponsored by practice groups throughout Cleary.

In addition to your work at the firm, you’ll also take advantage of life in New York City, including partner-hosted dinners and firm-wide events. And to keep everyone connected, summer associates receive the same technology and support as associates and partners, fully integrating yourself in the work of our firm.

Past summer associates have joined us from the following prestigious law schools:

  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • Boston College Law School
  • Boston University School of Law
  • Brooklyn Law School
  • Columbia Law School
  • Cornell Law School
  • Duke University School of Law
  • Fordham University School of Law
  • George Washington University Law School
  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • Harvard Law School
  • Howard University School of Law
  • McGill University Faculty of Law   
  • New York Law School
  • New York University School of Law
  • Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
  • Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
  • Osgoode Hall Law School
  • Penn State Dickinson Schools of Law
  • Rutgers School of Law
  • Seton Hall University School of Law
  • St. John’s University School of Law
  • Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
  • Tulane University Law School
  • University of British Columbia Faculty of Law at Allard Hall
  • University of California at Los Angeles School of Law
  • University of California, Berkeley – School of Law
  • University of Chicago Law School
  • University of Iowa College of Law
  • University of Michigan Law School  
  • University of Minnesota Law School
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • University of Texas School of Law
  • University of Toronto Faculty of Law  
  • University of Virginia School of Law
  • University of Washington School of Law
  • University of Wisconsin Law School
  • Vanderbilt Law School
  • Washington University School of Law
  • Yale Law School