With recruitment for the 2016 BBA Summer Jobs Program underway, law offices throughout the city are jumping at the chance to support Boston public high school students. The program places Boston public high school students in summer jobs at legal offices throughout the city, giving them experience working in an office environment, a chance to earn a pay check, and exposure to the legal profession. But don’t take our word for it. Look below to hear what two of last year’s students had to say about the program:
“Not only did the attorneys enlighten me, but meeting an actual lawyer in Boston, where I am from, and learning about the steps they took to become a lawyer, changed my life. I now am sure of what type of lawyer I want to become and the type of law I want to pursue.” Jorgiana Martin (Snowden International High School), intern at Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP
“I have always been someone interested in the legal field, though apart from watching glamorized versions of court cases on TV and hearing a few bad lawyer jokes over the years, I had not had a genuine look at what happens inside a law firm. This changed when I was accepted into the BBA’s Summer Jobs Program at the end of this past school year. I had been looking to sink my teeth into a more tangible representation of life in a law firm, and the BBA provided this for me by granting me the opportunity to immerse myself in an environment brimmed with an esteemed collection of people who practice various facets of the law.“ Hector Fajardo, a graduate of John D. O’Bryant School of Math & Science and intern at McCarter & English
Is your office interested in supporting the BBA Summer Jobs Program? Contact Katie D’Angelo at [email protected] for more information.