Summer Internship Program

SIP Employer Partners
  • Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC
  • Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland Perretti LLP
  • Celldex Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Mississippi Center for Justice
  • Sills Cummis & Gross, P.C.
  • Davis+Gilbert LLP
  • Mandelbaum Salsburg P.C.
  • Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A.
  • McCarter & English, LLP
  • Rutgers Immigrant Rights Clinic
  • Office of the Public Defender, Division of Mental Health
  • Ansell
  • FordHarrison LLP
  • Mississippi Center for Justice
  • Sills, Cummis & Gross, P.C.
  • American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey
  • Mandelbaum Barrett PC
  • Northeast New Jersey Legal Services
  • LVMH Inc.
  • Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • New Jersey Division on Civil Rights
  • Genova Burns LLC
  • South Jersey Legal Services, Inc.
  • Chasan Lamparello Mallon & Cappuzzo, PC
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division b

“Choosing to hire students from the Rutgers Law Minority Student Program for our Summer Associate Program has been a tremendous win for our organization. By rotating through each of the firm’s practices, our Summer Associates are provided with theopportunity to be mentored by many of our lawyers. Our team has been consistently impressed with the capabilities, level of commitment and work ethic of each student from this program.”

~ Mauro G. Tucci Jr, Member, Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC

“The Minority Student Program (MSP) is a nationally-acclaimed and highly successful post-admissions program that serves students of any race or ethnicity who are members of groups that are underrepresented in the legal profession, and who have faced discrimination or overcome social and economic hardships. The program takes a proactive approach to help students to succeed in law school by offering legal skills development, academic support, alumni mentoring and networking, internships and other opportunities. Riker Danzig has supported MSP for decades by providing a paid summer internship for a student. The student takes part in all of the activities and programs offered to our other summer associates. Thus, the MSP student experiences the same work (client-related or pro bono), social functions and educational programs as our other summer associates, and is fully integrated into our summer associate program, which is our main recruiting tool. The Firm also supports the MSP annual fundraiser, the Minority Student Program Banquet.”

“The program is fantastic, providing to us very well-vetted and qualified candidates. In turn, we have endeavored to create a meaningful and enriched internship experience in the hopes of attracting a talented and diverse talent pool to the life sciences legal community.”

“Amier has been an invaluable asset to MCJ’s Immigration Campaign this summer. He has provided excellent legal research and writing on a federal circuit appeal on behalf of a Mexican asylum seeker and is conducting research to help in our efforts to challenge barriers that some immigrant Mississippians and their children face in accessing public benefits. We are very thankful to Amier and to Rutgers for the wonderful opportunity to collaborate.”

“Sills Cummis & Gross, P.C. is pleased to have a longstanding relationship with the Rutgers Law School Minority Student Program. The caliber of students we have worked with over the years from the MSP has been outstanding. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with Rutgers Law School MSP Program in the future.”

“It was a pleasure to have a student from the Rutgers Minority Student Program (MSP) join our 1L 2021 Summer Associate program. The MSP did a wonderful job electing our candidate and we enjoyed providing a summer experience that included work with all of our practice groups. Our Summer Associates get a sense of the actual work that lawyers do while interacting directly with them and receiving feedback in real time. They also attend attorney trainings, informal attorney panels, and 101 CLE’s tailored to give a general overview of each group. We look forward to continuing to work with them in the future.”

“I attribute a large part of my personal and professional growth to having a strong foundation in MSP. My experience participating in the MSP Summer Internship Program (“SIP”) was especially valuable because it helped me cultivate self-confidence and the understanding that I could navigate and succeed in a competitive legal market no matter how culturally or professionally foreign it seemed. My internship served not only as a learning and training experience, but also as a constant reminder that as diverse lawyers we have a unique opportunity to work together on something larger than ourselves—advancing a society that is more inclusive and respectful of differences and diversity. Today, as my own law firm has partnered with MSP, I can say that the Program continues to take me on many meaningful journeys.”

~ Melody M.Lins, Esq.

“Faegre Drinker is a proud participant in the MSP SIP program and we look forward to finding ways to continue to expand our relationship/partnership in the years ahead.”

“As a former MSP Summer Intern, I have personally benefitted from participating in the Sumrnel Intcrnship Program. It is important to me to in turn provide current first year MSP students with the same opportunity that was afforded to me. The MSP students that interned at Wilentz this summer through the Summer Internship Program were smart, hardworking, and well prepared to assist attorneys from various practice areas within the firm. I look forward to working with the MSP Summer Internship Program in the years ahead.”

~ Everett Johnson

"We have two MSP scholars this year- both are exceptional. They are smart, responsive, attentive, and have a great attitude. We are really enjoying their time with us. All feedback from the partners with whom they work has been very positive and encouraging."

"Nathaly has been a fantastic intern to work with, and we are grateful to MSP for connecting her with us."

"The students are dedicated and hard working."

"I was very pleased with how easy MSP made it to recruit talented candidates for our summer internship program."

"It was a good experience."

"We had the opportunity to host two eager Rutgers law students who were dedicated to public service and immersed themselves in our work."

"Sills, Cummis & Gross enjoys working with the talented and ambitious students the SIP Program produces year after year!"

"We got first rate legal research and analysis from our MSP-X scholar. She was a pleasure to work with and upped our ability to do high quality legal work."

"We had the opportunity to host two eager Rutgers law students who were dedicated to public service and immersed themselves in our work."

"It's been a joy to work with the three MSP interns who joined us at NNJLS this summer. They're each great additions to the units they've joined--showing curiosity, remaining flexible, and contributing their thoughts to the team. It makes me proud to be an alumna of MSP and Rutgers Law; I'm thrilled to be able to partner with a program that defined my law school tenure."

"This is our first year and our intern has been exceptional."

Faegre Drinker values our longstanding partnership with the Rutgers SIP, and looks forward to continuing to recruit talented law students for our Florham Park, NJ Summer Program.

Our scholar, Jalen Williams, has been great. My biggest regret is that we won’t be able to work with him for a longer period of time. 

We are thrilled to be a SIP Partner. The program is very organized and we are enjoying the experience of working with our Scholars.  

This is our 2nd year and both years we have been very happy for the opportunity to participate as a partner. Both summer interns have been a delight!

Our organization is pleased with our Summer Intern and look forward to continuing to work with her. 

We were pleased with our experience with the Rutgers Summer Internship Program.  The SIP intern participated in our firm's Summer Associate program and we were very impressed with the intern's performance. 

An MSP student interned for Hon. Thomas W. Sumners.