Summer Associate Program

Summer Associate Program

AMS TRADE is now accepting 2023 Summer Associate applications, and we will give priority consideration to all applications received before December 1. Please submit your application by filling out this form and responding to the email with the requested application materials.

Training the Next Generation of Attorneys

While many of our attorneys joined the firm having previously served in such agencies as the U.S. International Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Commerce, we are also committed to developing and nurturing talent from within and from the ground up. Our Summer Program is designed to provide law students with meaningful experience in international trade and intellectual property law and practice. The success of our program is manifest in the talented graduates who have chosen to stay with us and launch their careers at our firm.

Over the course of 10 weeks, you will:


Quickly gain hands-on experience by working on projects for real cases.


Be paired with a Partner who will be your mentor as you navigate the firm.


Publish articles in collaboration with professional organizations.

Our Summer Program also provides an opportunity to form collegial and close working relationships with our firmwide professionals. As a boutique practice, we get to know each other quickly – and we believe in investing the time to get to know you. In addition to working directly with partners and associates on an array of interesting legal projects and trade law assignments, we believe in fun and celebration of our accomplishments by participating in happy hours, outings to Nationals baseball games, and other festive get-togethers.

"Since my summer associate experience, AMS TRADE has continued to provide unparalleled expertise and opportunities to cultivate lawyers who are willing to learn while continuing its commitment to be a forward-thinking law firm that embraces diversity in all its forms and at all levels."

Juan Garcia

Associate Attorney and 2018 Summer Associate

"At AMS TRADE, I had the chance to do exciting, meaningful work under the guidance of attorneys who were always willing to help. The opportunity to gain experience in international trade law and 337 litigation, combined with the firm’s close-knit, friendly culture, made AMS a special place to spend my 2L summer!”

Sierra Terrana

2022 Summer Associate

"I appreciate the variety of work experiences and the support that AMS TRADE provided me. My mentors immediately made me feel part of a team where I could not only learn from their experiences but also substantively contribute.”

Sean Wesp

Associate Attorney and 2020 Summer Associate

"AMS TRADE provided unparalleled experience – since my first day, I not only always felt welcome as part of the team but also had numerous opportunities to make meaningful contributions with caring support from attorneys and staff.”

Joonho Hwang

Associate Attorney and 2021 Summer Associate

We are always interested in talented, qualified condidates.