Summer Program

A Blueprint for Success

At Blank Rome, we believe that you are the architect for your career. We provide the tools and experience you need to lay a solid foundation for your career as well as to help you create your personal blueprint for success that meets your needs and the needs of our clients.


Our summer associate* program is an important building block that consistently earns notably high marks for its strong interaction opportunities between partners and summer associates. You bring the talent, drive, and leadership potential, and we will provide guidance and a wealth of opportunities to further develop those traits.

Meaningful Work

By selecting from a pool of open assignments, as a summer associate you will have the opportunity to work with as many practice areas, departments, and offices as you can to enable your broader understanding of our practices—and to find your passion! You will work on a variety of actual matters and interact with the Firm's clients as well as immerse yourself in a work environment that is collaborative, creative, and enterprising.

A Chance to Give Back

Blank Rome believes in giving back to the communities in which we live and work. Pro bono activities put a human face on the law and develop students' passion for helping those who cannot afford legal representation. Summer associates are an integral part of the Firm's pro bono team, and have worked on varied matters such as asylum, child custody, domestic violence, estate planning for low-income senior citizens, and a death penalty appeal.

Public Interest Fellowship

First-year law students who spend a summer with us and receive and accept our offer to return for a second summer are also offered a Blank Rome Public Interest Fellowship. The fellowship allows those students to spend half of their second summer working at a public interest organization while receiving full pay from Blank Rome.

Social Activities

While we expect hard work from our summer associates, we believe it’s also important to socially interact with each other and with other attorneys and staff at the Firm in order to learn about the vast array of interests and talents of our lawyers outside of their work environment. Our social activities blend the best in sporting events, recreational activities, and cultural events.

Excellent Compensation and Amenities

We offer competitive salaries. Our beautifully appointed offices feature amenities such as fitness centers, full-service cafeterias, and concierge services.

"Summer Associate," as we use the term, connotes a law school student who has not yet applied for admission (other than law student admission under the rules of some jurisdictions for some kinds of matters) and has not yet been admitted to the bar of any state jurisdiction and who is therefore not yet legally qualified to practice law.