Pierce Atwood Supports BBA's Summer Jobs Program
Pierce Atwood is proud to announce that it is once again joining the Boston Bar Association’s Summer Jobs Program to support the City of Boston’s Summer Jobs Program. As it did last year, the firm has committed to hiring a student in its Boston office for the summer of 2012. The Program provides many students with their first work experience in a professional setting and provides an eight-week paid internship to high school juniors, seniors and rising college freshman from Boston’s public schools.
To date, 28 law firms have committed to hiring 32 students, and the Boston Bar Foundation announced at the end of March that it will fund 10 summer job positions this summer, an increase over the five positions that it funded during the summer of 2011. The additional 10 students whose jobs will be funded by the BBF will be working in public interest settings, typically legal aid organizations or public agencies without the means to hire them.
Established in 1993, the BBA Summer Jobs Program represents a partnership with the Boston Private Industry Council and the Boston Public Schools. More than 350 diverse students from Boston's public high schools have completed the program, with many going on to college, several even going on to law school and careers in the legal field. BBA Summer Jobs alums have also been invited to continue working at law firms during the school year and after college.