Summer Jobs Program

The Summer Jobs Program provides eight-week paid internships in law firms, government agencies, nonprofit legal offices and in-house law departments to high school juniors, seniors and rising college freshmen from Boston Public Schools (BPS). Students learn about the law and the legal professional through on-the-job experience. They also take part in weekly enrichment seminars on issues such as the judicial system, civic and financial responsibility, and workplace rights and responsibilities.

Since 1993, we have given nearly 750 young adults the chance to gain valuable insight into the legal world. Many participants have gone on to college, with some even pursuing law school and careers in the legal field.

In 2015, the Summer Jobs Program expanded to a record-high 65 students, including 15 students sponsored directly by the Boston Bar Foundation. In the coming years, we will continue to positively influence students' futures through this program, which is a collaboration of the Boston Bar Association, BPS, City of Boston and Boston Private Industry Council.

Support Our Efforts

The Summer Jobs Program is one of many valuable initiatives that the BBF makes possible. Your gift to the BBF will help us continue to provide such meaningful opportunities.

Learn about contributing to our annual campaign or to the M. Ellen Carpenter Memorial Fund or the Austin Jones Fund, which help sustain the Summer Jobs Program. If you have any questions about supporting the BBF, please contact Ali Carroll at or 617-778-1932.