Summer Program

You are our future. You are taking ownership of your career. We want to know what your passions are and where your interests lie. Whether you know where you are headed or want to explore a variety of practice areas, the summer program at Akin Gump is designed to start you down a path that fits your individual needs.

The Next Chapter

You are already successful because you are smart and self-motivated and expect to be challenged. Working in our high-energy environment, you will call on those qualities. The summer at Akin Gump is packed with meaningful opportunities to learn and to grow. Alongside talented partners and associates deeply invested in your professional development, you will gain hands-on experience through substantive assignments with real clients.

We will give you feedback—lots of it—so you know our goals and expectations. Along with the guidance of mentors, we provide sophisticated training in the legal skills and core competencies that are critical to a successful career at Akin Gump. You will get to know us and your peers—after all, if you join the firm, we’re going to spend a lot of time together. Ultimately, what you will learn is that as long as you are willing to strive for excellence, take responsibility and show an entrepreneurial spirit, there are no barriers to your advancement.

We offer an accurate, realistic picture of what it is like to practice law at Akin Gump. While each of our offices has a slightly different atmosphere, what unites them all is a respectful, supportive and collaborative environment. Our commitment and enthusiasm towards what we do is unequivocal.