Internships & Cooperative Education

Interested in pursuing a career in law? Where better than a top-notch law firm to learn first-hand what it's like to work in a law firm setting?

We offer several internship opportunities (both year-round and during the summer) for undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in law. Visit our Open Postions page to search for our available internship opportunities!

Cooperative Education
WilmerHale partners with Northeastern University's Cooperative Education Program to provide a professional work experience for undergraduate students

Six-month opportunities are available in several administrative departments across the firm.  Currently, we have opportunities in Litigation Support, Public Service, Client Development, Discovery Solutions, and Library & Research Services.

In addition to gaining professional work experience, co-op students are invited to attend monthly speaker presentations and educational outings to learn more about the firm, our practice and our people.

Some of our most recent events have included:

  • A tour of the Moakley Courthouse
  • Resume writing an interview workshops
  • Participating in Mock Trials led by our newest class of Associates
  • Speaker events led by attorneys working on high-profile cases

To Apply
Please contact your Co-op Advisor at Northeastern University to apply for a position or email Elizabeth Collins, Staff Recruiting Manager at

Paralegal Interns
WilmerHale's Paralegal Internship Program exposes interns to a variety of practice areas and business functions throughout the firm. Interns also participate in training to familiarize them with the firm's technology and resources.

The type and complexity of work varies; however, it includes document organization and management, trial preparation and deposition preparation work. All of the projects assigned will require strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Interns also provide support and assistance to certain administrative departments that are important to the development and advancement of lawyers in a law firm.

Interns are afforded an invaluable opportunity to meet informally with lawyers and legal professionals to ask questions and engage in meaningful conversations that can influence an intern's career decisions.

Our Boston Summer Paralegal Internship Program is open to exceptional rising college juniors and seniors who have an interest in becoming a lawyer.

To Apply
We welcome all those eligible for the internship program to submit a cover letter along with your resume by January 11, 2019.

Please apply online by searching our open positions database and selecting "Paralegal Intern".


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