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Summer Associate Program FAQs

Husch Blackwell's Summer Associate Program introduces law students to our uncommon focus on our purpose, our people, and our practices.

About the Program

What is the duration of the Summer Associate Program?
The program typically begins the Monday before Memorial Day and runs for 10 weeks through July, dependent on your school schedule.
What is Husch Blackwell looking for in a summer associate?
Ideal candidates for our Summer Associate Program:

  • Are dynamic, entrepreneurial, bright, mature, innovative, and willing to take on significant responsibilities.
  • Have demonstrated initiative and drive, intellectual curiosity, strong interpersonal skills, and a desire to collaborate with others.
  • Comprised of diverse backgrounds, interests, and experiences.

Application/Interview Process

How do I apply for the Summer Associate Program?
Use our online application process to submit you cover letter, resume, writing sample and transcript, if applicable.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

How can I prepare for my interview?
Continue to check our website to research the firm. Specifically, take a look at our PeopleLocationsCapabilities and Law Students pages, and learn why Husch Blackwell is the place for you.

To prepare for your conversations:

  • Read the bios of your interviewers.
  • Review your application materials again for accuracy and to keep your experiences fresh in your mind.
  • Consider your long-term career goals and what about us interests you.
What does the interview process look like?

On the day of your interview, plan to arrive or connect a few minutes early and to spend two to three hours in successive 30-minute interviews. Consider what you will need to know to make a decision about working at our firm, and then be sure to ask questions. Be concise. Be genuine. Be prepared to speak about yourself, but also be willing to let your interviewers take the lead at times.

Will I be reimbursed for any costs incurred to attend my interview?

If you drive to your interview, the firm will reimburse your mileage. If distance requires you to fly, contact our Recruiting Department for reservations.

Use the NALP Student Reimbursement Form to submit any out-of-pocket expenses.

Summer Associate Experience

What kinds of work will I do as a summer associate?

In addition to an assignment mix, you can choose projects and practice areas of interest. You will get hands-on experience working with partners and associates in client conferences, negotiations, witness interviews, depositions, court hearings, and trials.

Are additional professional development opportunities offered?

Our professional development team offers additional classes, lectures, presentations and training opportunities to summer associates.

Husch Blackwell encourages pro bono work in the community, and we host summer associate programming in coordination with those efforts.

You will also receive regular individual feedback on assignments and have formal review meetings.

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