Today’s associates are tomorrow’s firm leaders. It’s a familiar concept—and an idea we never forget. We take great care to select top-notch summer associates and law-school graduates, offer interesting work in a dynamic environment, and provide the resources and mentoring needed to get your career off to a fast start. We look forward to meeting you.

Summer Program

VaultLaw Top Ranked Best Summer Associate Programs 2024Our Summer Program is a 10-week immersion in the real-world practice of law. You will be an active member of legal teams working on important projects. You will receive focused leadership, client-service and business-development training. You will be assigned mentors and coaches, participate in events and seminars, and be given individualized guidance on judicial clerkships, pro bono opportunities and other practical experiences that support client and firm goals while fostering your own professional development. 

We offer hands-on learning and practical experience.

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  • Individualized career mentoring and coaching
  • Work projects and experience in practice areas of interest
  • Negotiations, trials, depositions, hearings
  • Time management and timekeeping tips
  • Individualized writing coaching
  • Pro bono opportunities in areas of interest
  • Business development and client service training
  • Opportunities to interact with firm leaders and clients

If you have questions regarding the application process or the firm’s on-campus events, please contact the legal recruiting team member in the office in which you are interested in applying. 

Summer Associate/Entry Level Recruiting Contacts by Office

Atlanta: Meagan Ortiz
Austin: Meagan Ortiz
Boston: Tammie Mitchell
Charlotte: Christine Meade
Dallas: Lindsay Monnat
Houston: Meagan Ortiz
Los Angeles: Lindsay Monnat
Miami: Christine Meade
New York: Elizabeth Sarquez
Richmond: Jocelyn Sommers
San Francisco: Lindsay Monnat
Washington, DC: Tammie Mitchell

Firmwide Summer Associate/Entry Level Recruiting Contact: Heidi Leathers

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HuntonAK Pathfinders Fellowship Program

The HuntonAK Pathfinders Fellowship program has been established to attract outstanding first generation law students to the private practice of law while helping these students be successful in law school through both work and mentorship experiences afforded by the program. Our HuntonAK Pathfinders Program provides a potential fellowship award of up to $25,000, as outlined below, to selected summer associates who are participating in our 2L summer associate program. Hunton Andrews Kurth is committed to recruiting, retaining and advancing lawyers with varied backgrounds, perspectives and experiences and our HuntonAK Pathfinders Fellowship program is one of the many programs we have implemented to contribute toward expanding opportunities in the legal profession. In addition to applying for a 2L summer associate position, students interested in applying to this Pathfinders Fellowship program are required to submit a First Generation statement, which explains their first generation law student experience and what motivated them to consider law as a profession. Pathfinders Fellowship Program applications will be considered after program applicants have received and accepted a 2L summer associate offer.

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Students who apply for the firm’s 2L Summer Associate position and who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply for this fellowship opportunity:

  • Currently enrolled as a second-year law student in good standing at an ABA-accredited law school; and
  • Top 33% of Law School Class; and
  • First Generation Law Student (defined as a first person in your immediate family to receive postsecondary education); and
  • Legally eligible to work in the United States. 

2L Potential Fellowship Award of up to $25,000

  • $8,333 After acceptance of 2L Summer Associate Offer
  • $8,333 After acceptance of an Entry Level Associate Offer, If Made
  • $8,334 Upon joining the firm as a full-time Associate

Application Process

Application information and the deadline for submitting the First Generation statement is provided to 2L Summer Associate applicants as part of the recruitment process.

EEO/drug-free workplace/E-Verify participant/Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability.

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To make the on-campus recruiting process as seamless as possible, we interview centrally on-campus for all offices that have a summer program. Candidates who apply directly online may be contacted by phone for a preliminary interview. If you are selected for a call-back interview, you will be contacted by recruiting staff in the appropriate office(s) to schedule interview dates.

During call-back interviews you will meet with key lawyers and recruiting staff. These visits give you an opportunity to ask as many questions as you like, helping you learn more about the firm, our culture and our clients. Following these interviews, we strive to extend offers as quickly as possible. We are happy to schedule follow-up interviews if there are additional questions you have or more attorneys you would like to meet. We look forward to learning more about you and telling you more about our story!

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