Description

Meta 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 Meta 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 Meta and have the opportunity to participate in a rich mix of client projects, education programs, social activities, pro bono assignments and community service initiatives.

Meta's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Meta are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. 

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.  

Please note, this opportunity is open to first-year students from the following law schools: Howard Law, University of Houston, University of New Hampshire, Santa Clara Law, Texas Southern University, UC Berkeley, UC Hastings Law, University of Miami, UC Irvine, UC Davis, American University Law, Gonzaga, Seattle U, University of Washington, North Carolina Central University.

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 8 weeks at Baker McKenzie and 2 weeks at Meta between mid-May and late-July 2022.  Exact dates to be determined. 

Location
Texas offices of Baker McKenzie.  Remote office of Meta, including a few days of on-site activities at Meta Headquarters in Menlo Park, CA.

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 31, 2022.

Cover Letter/Statement
Please let us know why you are interested in working at both Baker McKenzie and Meta. Your cover letter should describe why working in a diverse professional community is important to you. Provide an example of how your background and/or experiences 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.