The Bristol Myers Squibb Company Diversity & Inclusion Summer Legal Internship Program is intended to provide exceptional law students with a unique and in-depth opportunity to work in the corporate law department of a premier global BioPharma company. 

Fast Facts  
Degree Required Must be currently enrolled in a graduate law degree program
Program Length 10 weeks in the summer
Program Requirements                                                                                                                                                                                                    We are seeking qualified law students with diverse backgrounds who are interested in obtaining a unique experience within a world-class corporate law environment. A biology or chemistry background is strongly preferred for any candidates interested in patent law. Click here for application instructions.
Application Instructions Candidates should submit their completed applications to by January 8, 2020. Applications submitted after this date, or formatted incorrectly, will not be considered. To be formatted correctly, each application must be submitted in a single PDF document with the applicant’s name as the title of the file (i.e., John Doe.pdf), and include in the following order:
  • Application cover sheet
  • A cover letter from the student indicating:
    • Why the student is an excellent candidate for the program and specifically how the student would contribute to the program. 
    • A statement of how your life experiences have informed your views on the importance of diversity and inclusion.
  • A current resume
  • A legal writing sample (no more than 3 pages)
Students selected for interviews may be asked to submit their law school transcript. Qualified applicants will be invited to interview in early 2020 with an anticipated internship start date in late May 2020. Interviewees may be asked to provide references as part of the interview process.

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This is only intended to be a summary of program requirements. For full job details and requirements, please see our job postings.

Naomi Gulama

"Interning at Bristol Myers Squibb was an invaluable experience. Through the numerous networking events, I was able to interact with many attorneys from prestigious law firms. This was a true diversity and inclusion program, as BMS’s supportive atmosphere made me feel comfortable to come to work as my true self every day."

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