Kenneth G. Standard Diversity Internship Program

This committee is responsible for administering and managing all aspects of the Section’s Diversity Internship program, named in honor of former NYSBA President Kenneth G. Standard. The section works with various New York State law schools each year to select several law students from an under-represented group to apply for summer internships in corporate law departments with New York State based companies or organizations.  This committee has also set up a mentoring program for internship alumni.

2019 is the 14th year of the Corporate Counsel Section’s Kenneth G. Standard Internship Program, which focuses on identifying and supporting in-house internship opportunities for law students from a diverse range of backgrounds. The program is named in honor of former Association president, Kenneth Standard, and his commitment to initiatives aimed at increasing diversity in the legal profession. Through its Diversity Internship Committee, the Corporate Counsel Section is one of a very few number of sections that has produced a program of this nature. The Section provides in its budget, funds for half of each student’s salary, but many of the host companies over the years fully provide for the students’ salaries. Due to the generosity of the host companies, more students each year are able to participate in the program. This year students are working with in-house counsel offices: Alliance-Bernstein, Chubb, Con Edison, Pepsi Co., Salesforce, Urban Justice and Visiting Nurse Service of New York are hosting interns from Albany Law School, Cardozo, Brooklyn Law School and St. John’s University School of Law.

Photos of the July 17, 2019 Reception

Photos of the August 16, 2017 Reception

Photos of the August 16, 2016 Reception

Photos of the August 5, 2015 Reception

Photos of the July 23, 2014 Reception

2014 Kenneth G. Standard Internship Program

2013 Kenneth G. Standard Internship Program