Corporate Counsel | BSIP

Thank you for your interest in the Berkeley Summer In-house Program (BSIP). This is a very exciting time for our students to get exposure to legal practice from the perspective of inside counsel. Please note that this program is intended to complement, not replace, any existing plans or processes your company may have for hiring summer interns.

Below is a general description of the process and timeline. If you have any questions, please email 




December 18th

Application for students opens

The students will prepare a resume and cover letter which will be general (i.e. not tailored to a particular company).

January 29th

Application for students closes


January 29th

Form from interested companies due

The company will fill out this form with basic information about the summer internship opportunity.

Week of February 5th

Resume books created; companies and students provided with interview schedules

Berkeley law will randomly assign eight students to each company for 30-minute interview sessions.

Berkeley Law will also provide the companies with resume books of all interested students. If companies wish to reach out to specific students, they may do so using these resume books with resumes of all interviewees.

Week of February 12th and 19th

On-campus interviews


March 5th

Recommended date for companies to make decisions

The companies are invited to be in direct contact with the students regarding any offers.