Spend your Summer with Marten.

Marten Summer Associates are not coffee-runners. Our Summer Associates work on real cases under the supervision of our experienced environmental, land use, and energy attorneys. The summer program offers challenging assignments, training, and professional development to future attorneys. Every year, Marten hires a small group of exceptional second year law students to participate in the summer program, providing them a unique opportunity to gain substantive experience with state and federal environmental and energy laws. Our relationships with our Summer Associates are long-lasting, often resulting in a permanent offer after graduation.

Marten Summer Associates will have the opportunity to

  • Attend client meetings, court hearings, depositions, and more
  • Prepare witnesses and draft memoranda, briefs, motions and other court documents
  • Participate in legal research projects 
  • Author an article to be featured in Marten Law News, our biweekly newsletter with over 30,000 subscribers

Summer Associate Testimonials

Hear from previous summer associates about their time with Marten.

Hannah Ebersole (University of Minnesota '22)

"My experience with Marten Law's Summer Associate Program was intense, interesting, challenging, and fulfilling. I was able to do a wide range of work in many different fields of environmental law and was able to gain practical legal and transactional experience through my assignments and day-to-day tasks. I was able to sit in on depositions and see trial advocacy in action. I worked with a variety of attorneys whose vast, experienced knowledge helped me understand not only this area of the law, but also general legal issues."

Michael Smith (Lewis & Clark '21)

"The firm threw me into the deep end of the legal pool, assigning me substantive, varied, and challenging projects. The firm culture is extraordinarily collegial and team-oriented, so I had somewhere to turn whenever I needed support or guidance."


Jack Ross (University of Michigan '20)

"I chose to return to the firm as a full-time associate because of the wonderful experience I had as a summer associate. The opportunity to take on meaningful responsibility from day one and to work with such a talented group of lawyers was exactly what I wanted coming out of law school."

For more information about the Summer Associate Position, please see the attached description. 

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