The Section continues its ongoing strong commitment to the Kenneth G. Standard internship program which identifies and financially supports 50% of the pay for two in-house internship opportunities for law students from a diverse range of backgrounds. The program is named in honor of Past President Kenneth G. Standard and his commitment to initiatives aimed at increasing diversity in the legal profession. This year AllianceBernstein, NYSTEC, Pepsi Co., and Salesforce are fully supporting the financial pay of one student and Ace is fully supporting two students.  On July 22, 2013 the Section held a reception to honor 2013 Diversity Interns and their employer sponsors, and another such reception is planned for July 23, 2014.

The New York Bar Foundation Corporate Counsel Section Intern Program Fellowship that funds and places a second year law student in a charitable or not for profit in-house organization was awarded to The Visiting Nurse Service of New York, the largest not-for-profit home health care agency in the United States. Donate to the NY Bar Foundation Restricted Fund here and help the Corporate Counsel Section sponsor placement of interns at not-for-profit entities.  

In addition to the Foundation intern, the Corporate Counsel Section’s Kenneth G. Standard internship program will place 7 or 8 additional law students with corporate law departments: Albany Law School students Ashley Dougherty and Neera Roopsingh will work for ACE Group; CUNY Law School student Susan Rhee will work for Alliance Bernstein; Albany Law School student Christina Arriaga will work for NYSTEC;  Fordham Law School Student Ryan Cloutier will work for Salesforce; Fordham Law School student Alif Mia will work for Pitney Bowes; and another one or two students will work for Pepsi.

The Section maintains its mentor program for current and past KGS program interns.  Additionally, the Section supports the Young Lawyers Section Trial Academy and sponsors a full tuition scholarship to the Academy for a deserving candidate.