Summer Associates Vedder Careers
Our Summer Associate Program is our most valuable source of new associates, and we work hard to help make it an experience that translates into your future success as an associate here.
As a summer associate, you can expect to be integrated quickly into our operations—through substantive work assignments, observation opportunities and training sessions tailored to our practice areas. We pay careful attention to your progress. Through our Summer Associate Advisor Program, you will work with an assigned advisor who provides practical advice and guidance related to practicing law and dealing with general, work-related issues. During your tenure as a summer associate, you will participate in two formal review sessions, one at mid-summer and the other at the completion of the program. An assigned attorney also will provide feedback on every one of your projects and keep you apprised of your performance throughout the program. Our social events calendar includes a variety of activities, ranging from office-wide events to small-group outings planned by associates, ensuring there are plenty of opportunities to get you out of the office and enjoying your summer.
Please see our #VPSummer19 posts on LinkedIn for photos of our 2019 Summer Associate events and to hear directly from our summer class on everything from their favorite summer projects to OCI advice.
Check out our firm profile in Chambers Associate 2019.
2020 Summer Associate Program
The 2L recruitment process for our 2020 Summer Associate Program is now complete. Thank you to all who applied. Information about our 2020 1L Diversity Scholarship Program will be available shortly.
"My summer associate experience at Vedder Price was incredibly rewarding. Not only was I able to get in-depth experience on a wide variety of projects, but I was able to come away with a good understanding of Vedder’s entrepreneurial and supportive character. Anytime I was given an assignment, the supervisors made themselves available for questions and follow up. Knowing that the partners and associates were willing to invest time in my training and stay interested in my progress meant so much to me. I also enjoyed the wonderful summer outings, from seeing the Mets from a partner’s box seats to an Escape the Room activity. They allowed me to socialize with partners and associates in a fun, casual setting. I was grateful for the unique experience and couldn’t wait to return!”
Stephanie Nguyen, Georgetown University Law Center, 2017 Summer Associate