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At Nixon Peabody, our priority is to attract, retain, and promote talented individuals from a wide range of racial, ethnic, social, economic, religious, and personal backgrounds, genders and sexual orientations. Therefore, we encourage talented individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply.
NP’s DEI Strategic Services team provides organizations with the legal, strategic, and practical advice to build more inclusive organizations and create positive impact. Although our firm has been doing this type of work for a long time, this newly formed group came about organically over the past 18 months as a direct response to needs we see with clients and in the marketplace more generally.
Duties and Responsibilities
We are seeking a first or second year law student to work as a summer Legal Intern in any of our U.S. offices. This is a paid part-time internship working with our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategic Services Group. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated interest and/or experience in building DEI strategies. Primary responsibilities for this role will be conducting in depth research on various DEI topics and drafting articles and alerts for publication externally, as well as internal memos analyzing various DEI issues.

Qualified candidates will have strong academic credentials, superb judgment and communication skills, excellent legal writing skills, and a commitment to providing excellent client services. While there is no guarantee of post-graduation employment, this is an excellent opportunity to gain substantive experience at an international law firm.

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter detailing why they are interested in this specific opportunity with Nixon Peabody. Veterans, individuals with disabilities, first generation law students, LGBTQ+, and racial/ethnically diverse individuals are encouraged to apply. Please create an application and submit your resume along with your cover letter and law school transcripts.

Nixon Peabody LLP is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.

Disability / Female / Gender Identity / Minority / Sexual Orientation / Veteran.To comply with Federal law, Nixon Peabody participates in E-Verify. All newly-hired employees are verified through this 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 the Right to Work posters on the Nixon Peabody Careers page for more information.

All applicants for employment with NP, unless they receive an approved exemption as an accommodation for a medical issue or sincerely held religious belief, must be “Up to Date” with respect to their COVID-19 vaccinations by their hire date. “Up to Date” currently means that the applicant has completed the Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech primary vaccine series, plus a booster vaccine, if eligible, or the Johnson & Johnson Janssen one dose primary vaccine, plus a booster vaccine, if eligible.

How to Apply 
Please apply on our website