This Committee is responsible for administering and managing all aspects of the Section’s Diversity Internship Program, named in honor of former NYSBA President Kenneth G. Standard. The Section works with various New York State law schools each year to select several diverse law students to apply for summer internships in corporate law departments with New York State based companies or organizations that are willing to pay at least half the $7,000 stipend that is granted to each intern, with Section funds supplying the other half. The hiring company decides which applicant(s) to select from the pool supplied by the law schools. The Section also pays the full $7,000 stipend for at least one diverse intern to work as an intern for a not-for-profit and now works through the New York Bar Foundation to fund one NFP intern. This Committee has also set up a mentoring program for internship alumni.
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