US Summer Associate Program

When you join Dechert as a summer associate, you’ll discover firsthand what it’s like to be part of one of the world’s most respected and dynamic law firms. 

Our summer associate program is built around your interests. You can choose to spend your summer in one practice group or sample several of them. There is no formal rotation through certain pre-selected practice groups or departments.

We want every summer associate to get a broad and close-up view of the practice of law. As a summer associate you will have many opportunities to attend closings, depositions, hearings, oral arguments, trials, negotiations and board meetings, and encourage you to take advantage of these opportunities.

You’ll be matched with at least one mentor and/or Summer Committee representative in your office. These lawyers will work with you to ensure that you have a meaningful work experience throughout the summer and that your assignments match your interests.    

Summer associates learn about Dechert’s core practice areas through a series of presentations by partners and associates. You will also participate in regular practice group meetings and associate training sessions. In addition, we provide you with formal and informal training experiences to give you a realistic view of what it’s like to practice law at Dechert.  

Our summer program also gives you plenty of opportunities to meet and interact with our lawyers in more relaxed settings. Outings to museums, partners’ homes, sporting events and restaurants are just a few activities that give summer associates an opportunity get to know their colleagues and experience the cities where we live and work. 

Learn more about Dechert’s many locations in the office flyers below.

Boston Office Flyer
Charlotte Office Flyer
Los Angeles Office Flyer
New York Office Flyer
Philadelphia Office Flyer
Silicon Valley Office Flyer
Washington, D.C. Office Flyer