We’re looking for candidates with a demonstrated interest or experience in the specific practice area they’re pursuing. You’ll gain valuable knowledge and insight to fuel your career’s next steps.
Law students get hands-on experience by providing legal research, writing, and other substantive support for attorneys on challenging and exciting projects, including real client work and pro bono projects.
You’ll be paired with a mentor and receive thoughtful feedback to help grow your skills and industry knowledge. We also provide training programs that will give you a strong foundation for a successful career.
Our firm offers two law student programs that take place during different times of the year. These programs provide students the opportunity to work with attorneys and counsel to gain experience and training that aligns with practice group interest. Law students will receive meaningful feedback throughout the program.
While these positions do not guarantee a post-graduation job offer, participation gives you a competitive advantage over other potential candidates, while also providing valuable experience at an international law firm.
Who: Second- and Third-year law students
When: During the academic calendar, on a semester-by-semester basis
Where: Nixon Peabody US office locations
Details: 15–20 hours per week, paid
Who: First- and second-year law students
When: Eight weeks during the summer
Where: Our Rochester office
Details: Full time, paid
NP Scholar and Summer Associate positions will be posted online. Application deadlines will be noted on the job posting. Please submit:
Interviews will include four to five interviews with attorneys from the appropriate practice group and office.
For the NP Scholars Internship: we commit to interviewing at least 50% of students from underrepresented groups, including women, racial/ethnically diverse, LGBTQ+, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
The number of hires varies yearly, but we believe in nurturing a diverse, collaborative legal community across all career stages. We urge you to apply to our law student programs, and learn more about life at Nixon Peabody.
Work-flow coordinators will oversee your work assignments. You’ll have ample opportunity to learn from attorneys at the top of their fields.
Yes. You’ll be assigned a mentor who’ll act as a resource to answer your questions. In addition to our formal mentoring program, you’ll find that mentoring is a key value embedded in our culture and is apparent across all levels of the firm.
There is a wide range of pro bono work in all US offices, and you’re encouraged to get involved with pro bono during your time with us. In addition to joining teams of lawyers handling ongoing pro bono matters, you can get involved in pro bono projects designed specifically for law students. Nixon Peabody challenges every one of our lawyers to render at least 60 pro bono hours annually.
If you have any questions, please contact Katie Nicklyn, Legal Recruiting Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nixon Peabody is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are proud to have a 100 percent rating from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) in its annual Corporate Equality Index (CEI) every year since 2006.
We will reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities throughout the employment selection process. If you need special assistance or an accommodation to apply for a posted position, please contact Katie Nicklyn, Legal Recruiting Manager, 585.263.1059, email@example.com, or Tammy Ramalho, Senior Manager of Staff Recruiting, 212.493.6663, firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a federal contractor, Nixon Peabody is required to participate in the federal government’s E-Verify program. All newly hired employees are verified through an electronic system established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to confirm their identity and employment eligibility. Please refer to the Notice of E-Verify Participation and Right to Work posters for more information.
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