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Carve Out Your Career Alongside World-Changing Companies

Incubate, Accelerate, Succeed

When you join Fenwick, you get a front row seat to some of the most culturally defining and exciting technologies of our generation and beyond. Alongside our invested and supportive attorneys and business professionals, you’ll work hands-on with notable established corporations and some of the most cutting-edge disruptors in the tech and life sciences space like Amazon, Cisco Systems, Google, Calm, Databricks, Figma, Freenome, GOAT, Liquid Death and Relativity Space. Opportunities at Fenwick exist not only for law students, but also for science and engineering students, and those interested in professional internships.

When you excel, we all excel. We nurture our students with the advice, support, coaching and respect needed so you can be your best. Fully invested in your career development, we connect with you a network of lawyer mentors and champions who will help you learn and grow. Because we are always evolving and levelling up as a firm, we empower you to contribute, are excited to hear your ideas and value your input so we can become better together.

Opportunities at Fenwick provide launching pads into exciting and challenging work at the forefront of tech and life sciences. You’ll have the freedom to carve out the career you want and be encouraged to carve out the career you didn’t even know was possible.

Opportunities for Students

At Fenwick, summer associates will work on real-world assignments critical to our clients’ legal needs and business strategies. Every summer associate will join a mentoring circle that includes partners, associates and members of applicable affinity groups to help navigate the Fenwick experience. Summer associates are also supported with legal training and development programs, and partake in social and networking opportunities that are a hallmark of our friendly culture and essential to developing a professional career.

Year after year we are wowed by the talented and accomplished people who join our team for the summer. If you are interested in learning more about Fenwick’s summer program, please contact recruiting@fenwick.com.

At Fenwick, summer associates will work on real-world assignments critical to our clients’ legal needs and business strategies. Every summer associate will join a mentoring circle that includes partners, associates and members of applicable affinity groups to help navigate the Fenwick experience. Summer associates are also supported with legal training and development programs, and partake in social and networking opportunities that are a hallmark of our friendly culture and essential to developing a professional career.

Year after year we are wowed by the talented and accomplished people who join our team for the summer. If you are interested in learning more about Fenwick’s summer program, please contact recruiting@fenwick.com.

Fenwick participates in on-campus interviews (OCI), pre-OCI programs, and resume collection programs at various law schools. In addition to opportunities through law schools, Fenwick also accepts write-in applications. More information about these programs will be available in the Spring, including application windows and OCI dates. Current opportunities for 1Ls are posted here. Please contact recruiting@fenwick.com with any questions.

Fenwick participates in on-campus interviews (OCI), pre-OCI programs, and resume collection programs at various law schools. In addition to opportunities through law schools, Fenwick also accepts write-in applications. More information about these programs will be available in the Spring, including application windows and OCI dates. Current opportunities for 1Ls are posted here. Please contact recruiting@fenwick.com with any questions.

Keeping pace with our dynamic clients, we have built a diverse community of professionals and an inclusive culture where talent thrives. We believe that a diverse workforce improves our client service and that an inclusive culture fosters cooperation, respect, creativity and mutual understanding. One way in which we promote diversity is by offering scholarships for 1L and 2L law students who belong to historically underrepresented groups in the legal profession or who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion. These scholarships assist with tuition and academic expenses. Scholarship applications for 1L students are now open, current opportunities are posted here. Check back for updates on our application process for our 2L scholarship in the Spring. Please contact recruiting@fenwick.com with any questions.

Keeping pace with our dynamic clients, we have built a diverse community of professionals and an inclusive culture where talent thrives. We believe that a diverse workforce improves our client service and that an inclusive culture fosters cooperation, respect, creativity and mutual understanding. One way in which we promote diversity is by offering scholarships for 1L and 2L law students who belong to historically underrepresented groups in the legal profession or who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion. These scholarships assist with tuition and academic expenses. Scholarship applications for 1L students are now open, current opportunities are posted here. Check back for updates on our application process for our 2L scholarship in the Spring. Please contact recruiting@fenwick.com with any questions.

Our patent practice handles ground-breaking patent work for the world’s most innovative companies, and our patent engineer program offers opportunities for students in computer science, electrical engineering, computer engineering, chemistry, biology, pharmaceuticals and other life sciences.

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Our patent practice handles ground-breaking patent work for the world’s most innovative companies, and our patent engineer program offers opportunities for students in computer science, electrical engineering, computer engineering, chemistry, biology, pharmaceuticals and other life sciences.

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Internships are a great way to learn about the many exciting career paths at law firms for professionals who are not lawyers. Opportunities include marketing, finance, information technology, legal support and project management.

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Internships are a great way to learn about the many exciting career paths at law firms for professionals who are not lawyers. Opportunities include marketing, finance, information technology, legal support and project management.

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I enjoyed the ability to work with attorneys from different offices. Combined with the free-market system, the seamless integration with other offices made it easy to find a variety of projects and tailor my experience."

Summer Associate

Free Market System

Associates participate in the firm’s free market system, where they choose assignments from a variety of practice areas, industries and offices in a way that matches their goals and interests. The free market system encourages all associates to take ownership of their careers and build relationships within the firm, all with the support and guidance of the firm’s practice management team. Additionally, associates have opportunities to work on meaningful pro bono work.

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Fenwick First

Fenwick First introduces associates to the firm’s way of work through numerous ongoing training programs and support groups. With the support of professional practice managers, individuals learn how to choose work from a variety of matters, meet a broad mix of attorneys at all levels, and start to understand the basics for navigating the free market system.

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I worked on substantive projects and lots of them—it very much mirrored life as a first-year associate.”

Summer Associate

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