Summer Associate Program

Balance real work with training and networking to see what your career at Dentons could look like. Our eight-week Summer Associate Program will give you, and us, an insight into whether we’re a good match.


We try to give our Summer Associates a realistic picture of what being a Dentons lawyer is like. Our smaller class size offers a more personalized experience. In most cases, you will be assigned to a specific practice group based on your interests. You will work side-by-side with our attorneys and get involved with actual client work. And you’ll have plenty of opportunities to participate in wide arrange of assignments such as legal research, document drafting, closings, client conferences and more. Summer Associates also frequently participate in a wide range of pro bono matters.

Training & development

Our program is designed to provide you with the tools you need to succeed. We offer practical training in areas such as legal writing, timekeeping, ethics and oral communication. You’ll also have access to our full slate of practice group and business skills training sessions. Summer Associates are paired with mentors who provide guidance and advice throughout the summer. You will also receive formal reviews twice over the course of the program, as well as regular constructive feedback directly from the lawyers with whom you work.

Networking & social events

It’s never too early to start growing your network. At Dentons, you’ll make contacts that could help build your career. You’ll meet a variety of lawyers and professionals through casual lunches, formal networking sessions and evening social events. You’ll have the opportunity to get to know the Firm and our lawyers better, and you’ll have fun while doing so.

Decide on Dentons

Deciding where to start your career is a big decision. To learn even more about us, find out what some of our previous Summer Associates have to say about their experiences here. Explore our many practice groups. And visit the NALP Directory of Legal Employers and our Vault Profile to learn more about our demographics, practice areas, compensation and benefits, diversity and inclusion practices, and more.