Description

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 469,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives.
At Baker McKenzie, we are different in the way we think, work and behave -- like no other firm and few other businesses. With more than 4,100 locally admitted lawyers and more than 5,800 business service professionals in 78 offices worldwide, we have a passionately collaborative community of 60 nationalities and are committed to world-class career development to everyone in every job at every level in our firm.
Accenture and Baker McKenzie have partnered to promote greater diversity and inclusion through an enriching summer intern opportunity for a first-year law student that includes both a law firm and corporate legal department experience.  First year law students with a commitment to diversity and inclusion and interested in gaining experience within the global law firm of Baker McKenzie and corporate legal department of Accenture are encouraged to apply for this 10-week paid summer scholar program.
The selected summer scholar will receive a mentor at both Baker McKenzie and Accenture and have the opportunity to participate in a rich mix of client projects, education programs, social activities, pro bono assignments and community service initiatives.
We strongly encourage students to apply who identify with a group that is historically underrepresented, including but not limited to Asian, Black, Hispanic, Native American students, students with disabilities, LGBT students, and veterans.

Dates
The program consists of a split 10-week program. The scholar will spend the first 7 weeks at Baker McKenzie (May 16 – July 1, 2021) and the final 3 weeks at Accenture (July 4 – July 22, 2021).  

Location
Chicago offices of Baker McKenzie and Accenture. 

Compensation
This is a paid opportunity.

Application Process
Interested 1Ls must submit a resume, law school transcript (unofficial is fine) and a cover letter/ statement, as further explained below.  Please submit all materials by January 30, 2022.

Cover Letter/ Statement
Please let us know why you are interested in working at both Baker McKenzie and Accenture. Your cover letter should describe why working in a diverse professional community is important to you. Provide an example of how your background, experiences, or career aspirations would contribute to this program's mission of inclusion and diversity. Your cover letter should be addressed to "Recruiting Committee" and should be no more than 500 words.