Thomas J. Henry Summer Associate Program
This is not your typical summer internship. There will be no coffee runs or “Doc Review” review here.
The Thomas J. Henry Summer Associate Program is one of the most competitive and highest paying internships in the country. If you’ve dreamed of being a Trial Attorney, this is the internship for you.
You’ll be mentored by seasoned Litigators. You’ll have access to the best resources in the industry. You’ll work on the biggest and most complex cases in the firm’s prestigious Major Trials Division. Come learn what it takes to succeed in the highly competitive field of Plaintiffs Litigation. See what it’s like to make it to the top of the legal food chain.
Thomas J. Henry is one of the largest Trial Firms in the country. We have been recognized by Fortune, Forbes, Bloomberg Business, and Newsweek for record-breaking verdicts around the country. The experience you gain here will shape the rest of your legal career.
It’s what they call a “career-defining” opportunity. Like we said, this is not your typical summer internship.
- When is the Deadline to Apply?
The deadline to apply for the Summer 2020 Program is April 10, 2020.
- How long does the Summer Associate Program run?
The Thomas J. Henry Summer Associate Program runs for eight weeks. The 2020 session will being June 1, 2020 and conclude July 24, 2020.
- Do you provide transportation to the firm from my school?
Thomas J. Henry will provide round-trip air transportation of out-of-town students between their school and our offices in San Antonio, Texas.
- Will I be provided a provided a vehicle?
Yes, all Summer Associates are provided a corporate vehicle for the entirety of the Summer Associate Program.
- What do I wear to the office?
Summer Associates are expected to dress “business professional.” This includes suits with a tie for men and suits, pants suits, or dresses with a jacket for women.
- What kind of mentoring will I have?
Summer associates will be assigned a Senior Attorney Mentor for the duration of their internship.
- During the Summer Associate Program, is there an opportunity to see the firm's attorneys in action and to get a realistic look at what a typical day looks like?
Yes. It is the goal of the Summer Associate Program to provide you with a complete understanding of what life as an Associate Attorney at Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys entails.
- How do Summer Associates get to know the attorneys?
As a Summer Associate, you will have many opportunities to get to know other attorneys who work with the firm. This includes work assignments, firm sponsored social events, attorney meetings, and casual lunches.
- Can spouses or significant others attend firm events?
Typically, the firm does allow spouses, significant others, and guests to attend employee-only firm events as a Plus 1. Spouses and significant others are also welcome to attend firm-sponsored community events that are “open to the public” and may be invited to attend other paid events as a guest or volunteer at the firm’s discretion.
- How are projects assigned to Summer Associates?
Summer Associates will receive project assignments directly from their Attorney Mentor. This ensures that all the work you complete ties back to the real-world cases with which you are assisting.
- How does the firm evaluate Summer Associates’ work and will I receive regular feedback?
Your Attorney Mentor will evaluate your work and performance on each assigned project. Evaluations are then provided to the firm’s founder and executive members for the purpose of monitoring your overall progress and success.
Your Attorney Mentor will provide verbal feedback after the completion of each project, and you attend regular meetings with the firm’s founder and executive members who will provide additional insight on your performance and work product.
- What is the typical number of hours a Summer Associate is expected to work each week?
Summer Associates are expected to be in the office during regular business hours and will typically work nine-hour shifts with a one-hour lunch. However, additional hours may be required as Summer Associates assist with trial preparation.
- Do summer associates receive health insurance during the summer?
As a summer associate, your employment is temporary, and, therefore, you are not eligible to receive benefits.
It is suggested that you look into a short-term policy or investigate the range of student health services provided by your law school. Many schools provide continuing student health coverage over the summer.
- Will I be allotted vacation time during the Thomas J. Henry Summer Associate Program?
Due to the relatively short term of the Summer Associate Program and the meaningful work our Summer Associates complete, attendance is paramount. We advise you schedule any vacations, personal appointments, and other foreseeable reasons for absence either prior to arrival or after your departure from the firm.
If there are any special or unique circumstances that may result in a reasonable and/or excusable absence, we ask that you inform the us during the interview process so that we can make the appropriate accommodations.
"I have been a paralegal with Mr. Henry for the past 7-1/2 years and in the legal field for approximately 30 years. This firm by far excels in the technology provided to its staff for research, investigation, and development of each individual case. Working with Mr. Henry and utilizing those resources has allowed me to expand my knowledge of the legal field, improve on my professional abilities, and help bring each case to a fulfilling conclusion, both for the firm and, more importantly, for our clients. I hope to continue working with this firm for many years to come. "
"Before working at Thomas J. Henry I did primarily transactional work and found it to be both tedious and redundant. Working here is a much different environment from what I have previously been exposed to. It’s fast-paced, and every case presents new challenges as well as new opportunities. Plaintiff’s work is something I did not envision myself doing prior to this job, now I can’t imagine not doing this."
"I have been with Thomas J. Henry since 2012. I started as an intake specialist and after assisting with some of the firm events, I was promoted to my current position as PR/Marketing Assistant. Thomas J. Henry gives you many opportunities to grow professionally and within the organization. I'm so proud to be a part of this team, and I truly look forward to what the future holds at the firm!"
"Coming to Thomas J. Henry was a great decision and choice. I also love that I am able to help clients who have lost loved ones or suffered catastrophic injuries. I know I am making a difference and helping those in need. I am truly happy and feel blessed to be part of this organization. I am looking forward to many more years of success with the firm. "