Our program

Our Summer Associate Program is not just work—it is fun—and that is what we think of our careers at Dentons. Our program strikes a balance between fostering your professional growth in ways that are entertaining, as well as informative.

Meaningful Work

Dentons summer associates work side-by-side with some of the world’s most talented lawyers on real matters for real clients. Our Summer Associate Program is not an internship, it is a gateway to understanding how the practice of law is conducted in the real world. Learning from the best on matters that have consequence will help you become the best.


Honing business skills and understanding how the practice of law impacts your clients is imperative. Our Summer Associate Program includes training sessions specifically designed for summer associates, as well as access to our full slate of practice group training and business skills training sessions. We have a comprehensive orientation program, as well as opportunities to get involved in the fabric of Dentons, from pro bono matters to client development to social events and beyond.


Building your network starts today. Dentons summer associates and lawyers attend numerous outings–not just for fun, but so you have lots of opportunities to get to know Dentons colleagues on an informal basis. Whether at baseball games, dinners or getaways around the city and outlying areas, every office offers law students a true feel for life at Dentons.

Discover Dentons

At such an early stage in your career it is critical that you start to explore cultural differences that can and will shape your ability to fully grasp the business environment of your future clients. That is why we created the Discover Dentons program, where after successful completion of our US summer program and upon accepting a full-time offer to join Dentons, we will provide you with funding to travel to any one of Dentons’ 177 locations. From the Left Bank of the Seine to the world’s tallest building in Dubai, you choose where to go. Check out our testimonials page to see what our  2018 summer associates thought of this unique experience!