Dorsey & Whitney LLP is proud to announce its Future Leaders Program. A handful of talented, diverse young people will have the opportunity to work alongside attorneys, managers and staff in our New York office as interns. The week-long program will offer our Future Leaders internship in the Legal group or the Management/Administration group.

Legal group participants will have hands on experience in supporting Dorsey attorneys, paralegals and case assistants on legal matters while Management/Administration group participants will actively work with the management or administrative personnel at the firm. All participants will engage in activities that will simulate the work environment. This excellent opportunity aims to further the Future Leaders understanding of what it means to work in a professional firm and what it is like to serve clients and community.

Professionals at Dorsey & Whitney from various areas will spend time with the chosen applicants in a group and individually. Future Leaders will be placed in one of the following departments:

  • Legal: Assistant to Attorneys, Paralegals and Case Assistants
  • Management/Administration: Assistant to Managers in HR, Administration, Marketing, Accounting, and Legal Secretary Departments

In addition, certain basic business and employment skills will be covered for both the Legal and the Management/Administration groups, including interview skills, resume building, business dress, office and employment etiquette and what employers look for in job candidates.

Those interested should have a high level of maturity and demonstrate an interest in leadership in your community. Applicants will be asked to indicate their preference in either the Legal group or the Management/Administration group, provide two references and a short essay. Applicants should be high school seniors in the upcoming 2016-2017 school year or currently enrolled in a college degree program. In exceptional cases, we will consider law students.

The week-long program will occur on August 21 - August 25, 2017. In addition to receiving mentoring and attending social events, participants will receive a stipend and commuting expenses.

Applications, including reference letters and essays should be sent no later than April 28, 2017 to: futureleaders

Click here to download the application.