ABA’s 2013 1L SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM with Prudential Financial, Inc.


The American Bar Association is pleased to partner for a second year with Prudential Financial, Inc. (Prudential) to provide a meaningful summer internship opportunity to a highly-motivated first-year law student with a disability.  Through this partnership, the American Bar Association will select a student to join the 2013 summer law intern class at Prudential for a 10-week internship at Prudential’s offices, for a stipend of approximately $10,000.  Internship positions will be located in the New Jersey tri-state area. A position maybe available in Dallas, TX. 

Read about the 2012 intern’s experiences here.

Internship Responsibilities: The summer intern will have the opportunity to work with attorneys who support the broad reach of the Prudential businesses.  The summer intern will also participate in the summer intern training program, which includes programs presented by Prudential attorneys that highlight different areas of the business and the legal department.  Each intern will be paired with an attorney who will serve as a mentor during the program and will provide guidance on projects.  The summer intern may also have an opportunity to practice interviewing skills, prepare presentations and shadow attorneys on various projects.  The summer internship will run between June 3, 2013 and August 9, 2013.  The summer intern will be paid a stipend of approximately $10,000, which shall accrue and be paid on an hourly basis. 

Qualifications: Each applicant must be a member of the American Bar Association and must be a law student enrolled at an ABA-accredited law school and have successfully completed the first year of law school and be scheduled for graduation in spring 2015 (full-time students) or spring 2016 (part-time students).  Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent.  The ideal applicant will have financial or business-related experience or interest. 

How to Apply: To apply, you must submit a *cover letter, resume, a list of three references, and a copy of your transcript to:cdr@americanbar.org orAmerican Bar Association Commission on Disability Rights

Attn.: Prudential Internship

740 15th St. NW, 9th Floor

Washington, DC  20005

 *Your cover letter should answer the following questions:

  • How does your disability shape your law school experience?
  •  How would a Prudential internship help you achieve your career goals?
  •  What skills or experience make you qualified for this internship?
  •   What other information about yourself or your background would you like to share?

 Please write “Prudential Internship” in the subject line of all correspondence.  All materials must be received by 5:00 p.m. EST on April 12, 2013.  Finalist shall be selected and notified on or before May 1, 2013.