Opportunities and applications

Take your career where you want to go. Join us, Discover Dentons and reinvent the practice of law with us. To apply to join our 2023 Summer Associate Program, please select an opportunity below. CHALLENGERS ACCEPTED.

2L Opportunities

In 2023, we will be hosting summer associates in the following cities.

Diversity Career Fairs and Workshops: We proudly participate in the Heartland Diversity Job Fair, the LGBT Bar Lavender Law Career Fair, the Indianapolis Bar Associate Diversity Job Fair, the Northeastern Black Law Students Association Job Fair, and the Southeastern Minority Job Fair.

1L Opportunities

Please check back in December for information on 2023 opportunities.

1L Diversity Pipeline Opportunities

  • LCLD 1L Scholars Program: Please check back in December for information on 2023 opportunities. In addition to receiving a paid position in our Summer Associate Program, Dentons LCLD Scholars attend the annual LCLD 1L Scholars retreat and participate in the LCLD’s Law School Mentor Program, in which students are paired with a LCLD Fellow who will mentor them through bar passage. In 2022, we hosted LCLD 1L Scholars in Chicago, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Louisville, and Pittsburgh.
  • Dentons Diversity Scholars Program: Awarded to LCLD 1L Scholars in our Chicago, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, and Louisville offices, the Dentons Scholar has a paid position in our Summer Associate Program. At the completion of a successful first summer, including receipt and acceptance of an offer to return to the firm for a second summer, Diversity Scholars will receive $5,000. Scholars who return for a second summer will receive an additional $5,000 at the completion of a successful second summer, including receipt and acceptance of an offer to join the firm as an entry-level associate.
  • Colorado Pledge to Diversity Summer Clerkship: This bi-annual opportunity provides a diverse 1L student with a paid position in our Summer Associate Program.
  • Drake Law School’s Cady Law Opportunity Fellow Program: This annual opportunity presents a diverse 1L student with a paid position in our Summer Associate Program.  Fellows participate in a mentorship program for fellows throughout their first year of law school and also attend weekly leadership training sessions during the summer after their first year of law school.
  • Diversity Career Fairs and Workshops: Dentons participates annually in the LGBT Bar Lavender Law Career Fair, the Indianapolis Bar Association Diversity Job Fair, the Northeastern Black Law Students Association Job Fair, and the Southeastern Minority Job Fair.