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****Applications for the Class of 2021 Corporate Scholars are now open ****

ACC NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION CORPORATE SCHOLARS PROGRAM

“IN-HOUSE” SUMMER INTERNSHIPS AT
COMPANIES AND NON-PROFITS

ACC National Capital Region – the regional chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel – is very pleased to invite students from eligible Washington, D.C., Virginia and Maryland law schools to apply to participate in the 18th year of our Corporate Scholars Program. This program provides experiential learning opportunities in the local legal departments of prestigious companies and not-for-profit organizations. The Corporate Scholars Program is designed to give students from the law schools in our region meaningful exposure to in-house practice. This popular program is also a “diversity pipeline” program. We hope to get applications from populations that may otherwise lack access to these opportunities. 

In the summer of 2021, ACC National Capital Region plans to select approximately ten (10) students for the Program. We solicit the internship opportunities from General Counsel who are ACC National Capital Region members, and expect to get a terrific response.  In recent years, the organizations that hosted Scholars included: American Red Cross, Amtrak, Booz Allen Hamilton, Carey International Inc., Cvent, Freddie Mac, General Dynamics Mission Systems, Hilton Worldwide, Lockheed Martin, MAG Aerospace, National Association for the Education of Young Children, NewMarket Services Corporation, Rosetta Stone, Sandy Spring Bank, Special Olympics, Sodexo Inc. and VOX Media.

These opportunities are open to students who will be enrolled in the fall 2021, including students in joint-degree programs and/or in full-time and part-time law school programs. The internships will last for ten (10) weeks, starting on or about June 1, 2021.  Students will be paid at least $10,000 (less applicable income taxes and other deductions) over the course of the 10 weeks by their host organizations, with funding from the Ilene G. Reid Corporate Scholars Fund administered by the Greater Washington Community Foundation.

FOR LAW STUDENTS:

TO APPLY AS A SCHOLAR FOR THE CLASS OF 2021 use this link:  https://webportalapp.com/sp/accncr_scholars_application_2021

THE DEADLINE TO APPLY AS A SCHOLAR is Friday, January 8, 2021.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR STUDENTS: 

ACCNCR_Student_FAQS_2021.pdf

FOR HOST ORGANIZATIONS: 

TO APPLY TO HOST A SCHOLAR this summer use this link:  https://accnationalcapitalregion.com/survey.php?id=7

THE DEADLINE TO APPLY TO HOST is Friday, January 29, 2021.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR HOST ORGANIZATIONS: 

ACCNCR_Host_FAQS_2021.docx


Thank you for your interest.  If you have any questions about the program or issues completing our applications, please contact Frost Telegadas, Director of Greater Virginia of ACC National Capital Region, at either 804-347-1548 or Frost.Telegadas-NCR@accglobal.com.   
 

The Members of the Corporate Scholars Forum are:

  • Brandon Fitzgerald, Associate General Counsel & Asst. Secretary, United Negro College Fund
  • Kindra Kirkeby, Assistant Counsel, NewMarket Services Corporation
  • Won Lee, Associate General Counsel, General Dynamics Mission Systems

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