Apply early and often. Research the first month of your first semester when applications for the following summer internships are due. Some may be due in October, some December, and some May. Knowing these deadlines will make sure you apply on time, maximizing your chances of success. I know the first month most people don’t know where they want to be but it’s important to think about. If you’re not sure what you want to do, theres no harm in taking a look at a wide array of summer internships. By the second year you’ll have a pretty good idea of where you want to be so apply to those offices first .
The only job you’re guaranteed to not get is the one you don’t apply for.
~ Jared Hinsey
New York Law School ’13
Don’t take winter break off! While most of your classmates are recovering from exams, you should be working your tail off to get in as many apps as possible. Filling out applications and interviewing when classes are in full swing will impact both your class study time and your interview prep time. If you can nail a summer position over winter break, you’ll be far ahead of the curve!
Boston University School of Law ’16