Students | BSIP

BSIP brings together a network of companies which hires law students for a full-time paid summer internship. Students will have the unique opportunity to experience in-house legal work. These internships will last for 8-10 weeks.

Students interested in participating in BSIP should prepare a resume and cover letter that describes their interest in working in-house at a company in the Bay Area. Participating students will be randomly assigned a 30-minute interview slot with participating companies. The companies will also receive a copy of all of the resumes and cover letters.

As noted at Orientation and in the 1L Newsletter, NALP guidelines dictate that students must stop applying for jobs and notify employers with whom they have an outstanding job application that they have accepted a position elsewhere. Rescinding an acceptance to “trade up” for what is perceived to be a better opportunity is unprofessional and can have lasting repercussions for a student’s legal career.

For any questions about the program or application details, please email BSIP@berkeley.edu. For all other career-related questions, please email career@law.berkeley.edu or individual CDO attorney-counselors directly. 

Date

Activity

Details

December 18th

Application for students opens. Application is here

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.