1L Diversity Clerkship Program

    If you are a talented, diverse first-year law student, MassMutual's Law Department offers a paid summer Clerkship Program that can provide you with an exceptional opportunity to gain experience and exposure across a broad range of practice areas.

    Program Highlights

    MassMutual’s 1L Diversity Clerkship Program is designed to provide students with valuable, career-enhancing experiences by allowing them to work alongside seasoned attorneys. As a participant in the 1L Diversity Clerkship Program, you will have the opportunity to work on challenging assignments within various practice areas of law including Litigation, Corporate Law, Cyber-Security/Privacy, Intellectual Property, Insurance, Broker/Dealer, Corporate Compliance, Corporate Governance and Government Relations. Throughout the program, you’ll gain meaningful insight into the company and its subsidiaries.

    You’ll also have many opportunities to gain exposure to and network with senior leadership as well as other law groups. In addition, we offer split summer positions with law firms in Boston and Hartford to provide you with enhanced training opportunities.

    Our 1L Diversity Clerkship Program is a paid internship which includes subsidized temporary housing while at MassMutual. During your summer with us, you’ll see what it’s like to work at a highly rated FORTUNE® 100 company.

    Perspectives on MassMutual's 1L Diversity Program

    Hiring Criteria & Application

    To be eligible for consideration in the 1L Diversity Clerkship Program you must be a talented, diverse first-year law student who has demonstrated superior academic achievement at a top national law school. You must also have distinguished yourself within your law school and community. Read more about the program or submit an application. The application deadline for the 2016 Program is Friday, January 15, 2016.

    Past Program Participants

    “MassMutual’s 1L Program is phenomenal and exceeded my highest expectations. I wish that I could have stayed longer.”


    “The Program was an amazing and invaluable experience. The relationships I developed were extremely rewarding and continue to be very helpful.”


    “The Program gave me rare insight into the workings of a large corporation’s in-house legal department and provided many experiences that will serve me well in the future.”

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