The Summer Program

Wiley is currently not accepting any additional applications for our 2022 summer program.  

Opportunity to learn from our attorneys – and experience DC. Opportunity to experience the Wiley Way.

Through our robust summer associate assignment database, summer associates get to take on meaningful and substantive projects – similar to our associates. 

We want our summer associates to succeed, and we make sure through training, guidance, feedback, and sponsorship that they are cultivated and supported to be the best attorneys they can be.

All work and no play make for an unrealistic expectation of our summer associates. Our summer associates enjoy social events with other attorneys so they can get to know what makes the firm so exceptional – our people.

Thank you for your interest in Wiley.

Wiley is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, military and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Hear From Our Summer Associates

“Wiley’s summer program went above and beyond my expectations. The firm carefully balanced my initial interests with the flexibility to explore. I was able to work on multiple substantive matters in other practice areas; I wasn’t pigeonholed. Wiley’s program features actual work with real stakes, and I walked away feeling much more competent in my own abilities. One of my memos was even sent to a client! Even in the midst of a global pandemic, the summer program’s rollout thoroughly impressed me.”

Scott Bouboulis
University of Virginia School of Law

“Wiley provided a phenomenal summer associate experience despite the challenges of the new virtual normal. Everyone at Wiley went out of their way to make the summer associates feel welcomed and engaged. The mentorship program was instrumental in allowing me to get the most out of my summer experience. I got to learn from brilliant attorneys, get my hands on fascinating work, develop my career goals, and form strong relationships. I can’t imagine a better environment to begin my legal career.”

Claire Kellen
Vanderbilt Law School

Deon McCray
"Wiley is a special firm. The attorneys at Wiley and the quality of the work assignments made my summer a fulfilling and enriching experience. First, there is one inescapable fact about Wiley attorneys—they all want to be at Wiley! I think all of the great characterics about the firm flow from this fact because it leads to a positive firm culture and attorneys who actively seek to invest in summer associates. 

Deon McCray
Georgetown University Law Center 

“Wiley does an excellent job integrating summer associates into the firm. The summer program is shaped such that a summer associate can explore several of the firm’s practice areas and work with a myriad of attorneys. I’ve tackled challenging research questions, pro bono projects for DC locals, and writing assignments which ultimately made it to a client, a court, or publishing! I can easily reference several points of personal and professional growth I attribute to projects completed or relationships formed during the summer program.”

Rita Regelbrugge
George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School


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