Greater Philadelphia Chapter


The Greater Philadelphia Chapter is a leading chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), the world's largest organization serving the professional and business interests of attorneys who practice in the legal departments of corporations, associations and other private-sector organizations. ACC Greater Philadelphia has over 1,500 members who practice as lawyers in more than 400 organizations, most of whom live and work in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

The ACC Greater Philadelphia Chapter is sponsoring its eleventh annual Diversity Corporate Summer Internship Program, aimed at increasing diversity within corporate legal departments. We are pleased to invite law students who are members of minority groups traditionally underrepresented in the legal profession based on (i) race, (ii) ethnicity, (iii) religion, or (iv) LGBTQ status to apply to participate in the program. This opportunity is open to students who will be 2Ls or 3Ls in the fall of 2018.

The goal of this diversity pipeline initiative is to provide participating law students with an opportunity to experience in-house practice and an understanding of career paths that can lead to an in-house legal position. Ultimately, the experience is designed to encourage participants to consider an in-house career. ACC Greater Philadelphia will facilitate internships in legal departments of participating sponsor companies within the Greater Philadelphia/Delaware Valley region. These internships will provide substantive experience and meaningful exposure to the roles and activities of in-house attorneys. These are paid internships that will last for approximately eight weeks beginning on or about June 4, 2018. Compensation may vary depending on the employer but will be at a minimum of $7,500. Past company participants include AmerisourceBergen, Amtrak, Cigna, Exelon, Heraeus, QVC, SAP, Vishay, and Subaru, among others.

The mission of ACC Greater Philadelphia includes promoting pro bono and public interest work in the legal community. All selected interns are required to spend one working day (date TBD) during their summer participating in Philadelphia VIP's Summer Pro Bono Day. Additional information about Philadelphia VIP can be found at If available, interns may seek credit with their law schools for their participation in this or other program-sponsored pro bono activity.

If you are interested in applying for or have any questions regarding the ACC Greater Philadelphia Diversity Corporate Summer Internship Program, please see your school's career services office for an application or email Sadeq Khan (, Diversity Committee Co-Chair.

The Completed Application Is Due No Later Than February 16, 2018.

In the event that you no longer intend to participate in the program after you have submitted an application, please notify Sadeq Khan via email that you are withdrawing your application as soon as possible.

In 2011, ACC Greater Philadelphia, formerly known as DELVACCA, received the Innovator Award from the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA), which recognized the value of this program and its contribution to the enhancement of the in-house professional community.

2015 Diversity Corporate Summer Intern, Joel Dankwa, reports on his internship experiences in Penn's Summer DispatchFollow this link to read the full article.

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