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 Summer Associate Program, please select an opportunity below. CHALLENGERS ACCEPTED.

2L Opportunities

  • Chicago (applications have closed)
  • Denver (applications have closed)
  • Des Moines (applications have closed)
  • Honolulu (applications have closed)
  • Indianapolis (applications have closed)
  • Lehi, UT (applications have closed)
  • Lexington (applications have closed)
  • Los Angeles (applications have closed)
  • Louisville (applications have closed)
  • New York (applications have closed)
  • Pittsburgh (applications have closed)
  • Salt Lake City
  • St. Louis (applications have closed)
  • Washington, DC (applications have closed)
  • West Coast Patent Prosecution Program (applications have closed)

1L Opportunities

  • Indianapolis (applications have closed)
  • Lehi, UT (applications have closed)
  • Lexington (applications have closed)
  • Louisville (applications have closed)
  • Salt Lake City
  • West Coast Patent Prosecution Program (applications have closed)

Diversity Pipeline Opportunities

  • LCLD 1L Scholars Program: 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 2021, we will host LCLD 1L Scholars in our Atlanta, Chicago, Indianapolis, Louisville and Pittsburgh offices.  Applications for the 2021 program have closed; applications for the 2022 program will open in December.
  • Colorado Pledge to Diversity Summer Clerkship: This bi-annual opportunity provides a diverse 1L student with a paid position in our Summer Associate Program. Applications for the 2022 program will open in December.
  • Dentons Diversity Scholars Program: Awarded to a diverse 1L in either our Louisville or Indianapolis 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 $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. Applications for the 2021 program have closed; applications for the 2022 program will open in December.
  • 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: We proudly participate in the Lavender Law Career Fair, the Southeastern Minority Job Fair, and the Northeastern Black Law Students Association Job Fair.