The Palm Beach County Bar Association’s Committee on Diversity & Inclusion’s Diversity Internship Program – Now Accepting Law Student Applications for Summer Internship Program

The Diversity Internship Program (DIP) was established in 2010 to provide diverse law students with the opportunity to obtain practical experience in the legal profession and gain exposure to the Palm Beach County legal community while working with local law firms and government agencies. In expanding the program, the Palm Beach County Bar Association and Committee for Diversity and Inclusion intend for DIP interns to gain valuable work experience, be able to network with local attorneys and members of the judiciary, have opportunities for future employment, and ultimately decide to begin their legal career in Palm Beach County—continuing our broader goal of creating a diverse Bar Association that reflects the diversity of Palm Beach County and the larger South Florida community.

Since its creation, law firms from many different practice areas and many different sizes have participated in DIP as employers. State and local government agencies also have participated and employed DIP interns. Previous DIP interns have been offered opportunities for future, permanent employment due to their participation in the program. And although future employment is not guaranteed, many DIP interns, employed or not, choose to relocate to Palm Beach County upon graduation and are now active members of the Bar Association.

We invite each Florida law school and each out-of-state school with students who desire to practice in Palm Beach County to promote our program and have their students participate in this year’s Diversity Internship Program.

The deadlines for this year are earlier than previous years. This year’s application deadline for both 1Ls and 2Ls is Tuesday, November 30, 2021. Applicants can email their application materials to both DIP co-Chairs: Toni-Ann Brown, and Amelia Jadoo.

Please note: both 1Ls and 2Ls will have an opportunity to supplement their application materials with their GPA and/or class rank once fall grades are final. The application and additional information on the Diversity Internship Program is available online. We strongly urge you to encourage your students to apply. The program is a great introduction to a legal career in the best county to practice in the state of Florida.