November 26, 2019

ABA-Microsoft Summer Internship

2020 Microsoft Legal Internship for a Law Student with a Disability

The American Bar Association's (ABA) Commission on Disability Rights is pleased to partner with Microsoft to provide a meaningful summer internship opportunity for a highly motivated, first-year law student living with a disability.


The legal intern will work within Microsoft's Corporate, External, and Legal Affairs department in Redmond, Washington, for 10 to 12 weeks during the summer. The intern will have a broad range of responsibilities from across the department, which may include researching legal issues impacting business strategy, drafting transactional documents, attending client meetings and product reviews, and collaborating with internal teams on cross-group projects. Get ready to overcome challenges, forge solutions, and provide direct counsel to the cutting edge of the world's most dynamic industry.

In addition to competitive pay ($8,650/month), interns will receive the following benefits:

  • Paid travel to and from Microsoft
  • Paid corporate housing or housing stipend
  • Subsidized car rental or transportation allowance plan
  • Health club membership (dues paid by Microsoft, but taxed as income for you)
  • Eligible to enroll in a Microsoft sponsored Medical plan
  • Free bus pass
  • Parties and special events
  • Free training
  • Software discounts


Applicants must:

  • Be first-year law students in good standing for the degree of J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school.
  • Be (or become) a member of the American Bar Association
  • Be a law student living with a disability (as defined by WHO), whether that be visual, hearing, mobility, cognitive, or speech
  • Have excellent analytical ability and legal drafting skills
  • Have excellent oral and written communications skills and the ability to communicate effectively across a large number of diverse internal groups, teams, and divisions
  • Have a demonstrated ability to work efficiently, meet deadlines, and manage multi-dimensional projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Be able to research and learn new concepts and legal issues quickly to facilitate problem-solving


To apply, submit your cover letter and resume to Amy Allbright at no later than Feb. 14, 2020 @ 5:00 pm ET. We will plan to have final selection completed by March 31, 2020. In your cover letter (no more than 500 words), please address your demonstrated commitment to diversity and your career goals and interests.

All materials must be received by 5:00 p.m. EST on February 14, 2020.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.