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Summer Program Stats

No. of Summer Associates (2024): 15 total (14 2Ls; 1 1Ls)

No. of 2L Offers (2023): 12 out of 12

Summer Associate Salary:

Salaries not disclosed.

Summer Program Length:

10 weeks

Summer Program Contact

Heather Molina
Senior Specialist

Our Survey Says

● “Sterne Kessler's summer associate program provided excellent preparation for the rigors of firm life. My transition into full-time work as an associate was smooth and seamless thanks to the connections I made during the summer.”
● “Real work projects during the summer really got me integrated with the team, and that helped me a lot when I started as an associate.”
● “Robust training program, substantive work, and close mentoring relationships with senior associates and partners.”

● “The practice group reception held near the end of the summer associate program, during which there was ample time to connect on a more personal level with many colleagues within the practice group. The atmosphere was relaxed and fun.”
● “Nationals baseball game; DC United soccer game.”
● “Paella cooking class.”

The Firm Says

We are looking for smart, talented, and motivated law school students interested in pursuing a career in intellectual property law for our summer associate program. The firm’s summer associate program is designed to give students an in-depth look at what life is like as an associate at Sterne Kessler in one of our firm’s four practice groups: Biotechnology & Chemical, Electronics, Mechanical & Design, or Trial & Appellate. 

In the program, you will work on engaging client matters while gaining hands-on, practical experience and skills that will help prepare you for life as a first-year associate. The breadth of work includes challenging responsibilities and meaningful opportunities that facilitate your professional development and technical knowledge. At the same time, the inclusive and supportive environment of the firm, exciting social functions, and engaging training sessions, will allow you to build relationships with your colleagues and make meaningful contributions to the firm, our clients, and the community. If you are excited by the opportunity to be part of an intellectual, innovative, and inclusive culture at the forefront of cutting-edge technology, join the Sterne Kessler team as a summer associate!