1L Diversity Clerkship Program

MassMutual’s Law Department offers a dynamic paid summer Clerkship Program that provides talented, diverse, first-year law students with an exceptional opportunity to gain career-enhancing experiences and exposure to a broad range of practice areas.

Program Highlights

MassMutual’s 1L Diversity Clerkship Program is designed to offer Law Clerks the opportunity to enhance their resumes, as well as provide networking and other opportunities intended to position the Law Clerks for 2L summer employment at top law firms. MassMutual’s long-term goal is to form lasting relationships with its Law Clerks that can extend well beyond the 1L summer, and to continue mentoring Law Clerks throughout their legal careers. 

During the summer, MassMutual will offer Law Clerks:

  • Challenging work across the various practice areas impacting a FORTUNE 500® Company (including Dispute Resolution, Corporate Law, Insurance, Broker/Dealer, Corporate Compliance, Tax, Employment, Corporate Governance and Government Relations)
  • Opportunities to engage with MassMutual’s General Counsel and leadership from each practice area within the Law Department
  • Support toward obtaining 2L summer associate law firm positions, through resume reviews, mock interviews and recommendations, where appropriate

  • Networking and developmental opportunities along with regular performance feedback from assigning attorneys that will contribute to professional development 

What program participants say

“The Program gave me rare insight into the workings of a large corporation’s in-house legal department and provided manyexperiences thatwillserveme well in the future."

Nisha Kapur
Program Participant

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

Amanda Mindlin
Program Participant



Diversity at every level

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