Internship Program for Law Students
Bose McKinney & Evans offers the opportunity for a sophisticated, high-level legal practice without the bureaucracy and lifestyle sacrifices often associated with large firms. Our clients include businesses of all sizes headquartered throughout the world, governmental units, school corporations and individuals. We routinely represent clients in large and complicated business transactions and in high-stakes litigation involving significant claims and cutting edge legal and constitutional issues. We are active in shaping the law on behalf of our clients at the state legislature and before national, state and local administrative agencies. We also, however, focus attention on the needs of closely held businesses and give them the help they need to grow.
Despite our own growth in size in recent years, we remain committed to the individuality and personal growth of each lawyer in the firm. As a result, we have a group of highly skilled lawyers who work well together but whose lives and interests are pleasantly diverse. There is substantial variation in the educational and social backgrounds of the lawyers at our firm and, not surprisingly, they engage in a wide range of civic, political and other activities.
We consider our associates a vital part of the firm, and we hire them with a serious commitment to them. Relying as we do on steady growth for the future rather than a pattern of rapid hiring and attrition, we attempt to select and train associates with considerable care. We do this to maintain the quality of work product and to continue the firm’s tradition of being a special and unique place to work. While associates here, just as anywhere else, do need to prove themselves for future partnership, there is no need for associates to compete among themselves for a restricted number of openings. Every associate is hired with the genuine hope that he or she will eventually become a partner.
Diversity Fellowship at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Bose McKinney & Evans offers a diversity fellowship to 1L students from historically underrepresented backgrounds at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.
Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in a Juris Doctor program at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law with an anticipated graduation date of 2019, maintain a minimum 3.0 grade point average throughout the fellowship, and have an interest in a paid summer internship position with the Indianapolis office of Bose McKinney & Evans. Additionally, candidates must be committed to meaningful support of increasing diversity and inclusion efforts in the legal profession.
Summer Internship/Fellowship: This is a potential two-year fellowship to be awarded to one student. The selected fellow will be a paid summer intern with the Indianapolis office of Bose McKinney & Evans between the student’s first and second years of law school. If the fellow is an evening/part-time student, the opportunity may be extended through the summers between the student’s second and third years of law school. The fellow will be considered for an additional year of scholarship and for a paid summer internship upon successful completion of the first summer internship and compliance with grade point average expectations. The fellowship intern is eligible to be considered for full-time employment as an associate at Bose McKinney & Evans upon graduation. However, there is no guarantee of a position.
Fellowship Award: The fellow will receive a $5,000* award to be paid upon selection. Additionally, the fellow is eligible to receive another $5,000* award in the second year of law school upon review of the fellow’s quality of summer work, as evaluated by our Summer Intern and Recruitment Committees. The fellow also must maintain a minimum 3.0 grade point average. Should the fellow be extended an offer of full-time employment as an associate of the firm at the conclusion of the second summer internship, an additional $5000* award will be granted for the final year of law school.
Mentoring: Upon selection and acceptance, the fellow will be paired with a mentor from Bose McKinney & Evans. Additionally, the fellow will be required to participate in a minimum of two additional formal and/or informal firm networking events, as agreed upon by the firm and the fellow. The mentorship and networking sessions are designed to offer supplemental guidance to the fellow and to better assist with integration into the firm upon the start of the summer internship.
Application Process: Interested students shall submit the following: 1) a cover letter which addresses why the candidate wants to work for Bose McKinney & Evans, 2) a separate statement of no more than one page, which addresses the importance of diversity and inclusion in the legal profession, 3) a resume, 4) a legal writing sample, 5) an unofficial copy of undergraduate and law school transcripts, and 6) a reference page with a minimum of three professional/academic references and two character references. Students must submit completed application packets by January 31, 2017 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
*The fellowship awards are subject to local, state and federal taxes.