Summer Associate Program

Holly Saporito, Chief Legal Talent Partner at Alston & Bird, describes our unique summer associate program, offering tailored experiences across practice areas and direct engagement with our diverse team, from partners to associates.


In recruiting for their summer programs, most law firms promise and successfully deliver sophisticated work for great clients, a tremendous amount of fun and interaction with associates and partners from throughout the firm. Alston & Bird makes and keeps these promises too. So what differentiates us from our peers?

Group of summer associates outdoors at base of art feature with city environment in backgroundAccording to feedback we collect from summer associates each year, what distinguishes Alston & Bird from the rest is the perfect combination of business acumen, transparency, affability, and the fact that the people who own, operate and are employed by the firm genuinely like working here. Our special culture not only allows, but celebrates individuality, creativity and leadership. Summer associates experience this first-hand, as do all members of the Alston & Bird community.

Summer associates at our firm don’t have the experience of “visiting for the summer,” rather, they are given the respect, mentoring and career development afforded to all of our associates. From the moment you accept your offer to be a part of our summer program, we begin a personalized experience designed with your entire career path in mind. In other words, we see far beyond your first, second and third years of law school—we see future partners, firm and community leaders, clients, mentors and yes, even on-campus interviewers!

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