The Bose McKinney & Evans LLP Diversity Fellowship is an internship program focused on 1L students from historically underrepresented backgrounds.
Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in a Juris Doctor program, maintain a minimum 3.2 grade point average throughout the fellowship, and have an interest in a paid summer associate 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. The selected fellow will be a paid summer associate 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. Fellows will be considered for an additional year of scholarship and for another paid summer associate position for the next summer upon successful completion of the first summer internship and compliance with grade point average expectations. Fellowship interns are 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 Associate and Recruitment Committees. The fellow also must maintain a minimum 3.2 grade point average.
Mentoring: Upon selection and acceptance, the fellow will be paired with a mentor from Bose McKinney & Evans. Additionally, each 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 February 3, 2023, to email@example.com.
Bose McKinney and Evans’ Commitment to Diversity: For more than 60 years, Bose McKinney & Evans has been a leader in the legal profession and business community. As part of our firm’s leadership for future, we recognize that the firm must reflect the diversity of the individuals and entities it serves in order to be able to provide dynamic and effective legal counsel to the global business community.
To that end, we affirm our commitment to diversity in all areas of our firm’s operations, recruiting and support programs. The firm believes that the success of this commitment requires the involvement of all partners, associates, administrators and staff members. Our intent is to reach beyond our firm and genuinely impact the legal profession, our clients and our community through leadership by example.
The firm intends to encourage and promote the treatment of each person with dignity and respect and to value the perspectives and experiences which a diverse workplace can contribute to the firm, its clients and the communities which it serves. Diversity is an inclusive concept and encompasses differences in race, age, color, religion, sex, disability, national origin, sexual orientation and gender identity, and in any other personal characteristics protected by law.
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*The fellowship awards are subject to local, state and federal taxes.