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DEADLINE TO APPLY: 2018 Diversity & Inclusion Law Department Summer Internship Program
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DEADLINE TO APPLY: 2018 Diversity & Inclusion Law Department Summer Internship Program


When: Monday, January 8, 2018
United States
Elliott Korsen


The Law Department at Bristol-Myers Squibb invites law students to submit applications for our 2018 Diversity & Inclusion Law Department Summer Internship Program. We are seeking qualified law students of diverse backgrounds who are interested in obtaining a unique experience within a world-class corporate law environment.   First year students are preferred, but students at different stages of their legal education will be considered, including LLM students. Summer internships are not expected to lead to an offer of full-time employment.

Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global BioPharma company focused on the discovery, development and delivery of innovative medicines to help people prevail against such serious diseases as cancer, cardiovascular disease, hepatitis C and  rheumatoid arthritis.  Since 1999, our summer internship program has consistently attracted outstanding students from diverse backgrounds who share a common interest in learning more about corporate practice at a global BioPharma company.  In addition to gaining in-house experience, our program provides learning opportunities in areas of the law relevant to the pharmaceutical industry.  Past activities have included direct exposure with clients and outside counsel, monthly seminars conducted by senior management representatives of various business units, career development programs, tours of our manufacturing facilities and an opportunity to present to the General Counsel.

This year, we plan to host up to eight students in various areas and supporting multiple geographies within the law department, including commercial, regulatory, corporate/transactional, employment/privacy, intellectual property and litigation, primarily at our offices in Central New Jersey. 

The attached brochure provides more information about the program, including our Recruitment Profile. Please share this information with your students and encourage them to apply for this rewarding opportunity.  Please send all applications to by January 8, 2018

Applications submitted after this date, or in an incorrect format, will not be considered.  To be formatted correctly, each application must be submitted in one PDF document with the applicant’s name as the title of the file, and include (in the following order):

·         Application cover sheet

·         A cover letter from the student indicating:

o   Why the student is an excellent candidate for the program and specifically how the student would contribute to the program.

o   A statement of why diversity and inclusion is important to the student

·         A current resume

·         A legal writing sample (no more than 3 pages)

Students selected for interviews may be asked to submit a law school transcript.

Thank you in advance for your interest in our program.  The package is in a single pdf document that should be small enough to post on any internal recruiting sites.  Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. I can be reached at 609-252-4741 or


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