The Project Analyst Program
Founded in Boston, Mintz celebrates a tradition of excellence as one of the largest and most sophisticated full-service law firms in the country, and has grown to include seven U.S. offices, an office in London, and a liaison office in Israel. Through the Project Analyst Program, Mintz offers recent college graduates the opportunity to engage in challenging and interesting work in its fast-paced environment.
The Project Analyst Program was founded in 1989, and in recent years has expanded to fourteen Analysts in three offices covering nearly a dozen practice areas. During their two-year tenure, Analysts gain practical experience and valuable exposure to law and business by working alongside Mintz’s attorneys and senior professionals.
At Mintz, Project Analysts can expect to develop and use a broad range of skills to meet the needs of the Firm and its clients. Project Analysts research factual issues, assist attorneys with legal analysis, review and analyze documents, organize data, draft reports, and organize and prepare case documents. Project Analysts also conduct financial analyses, track regulatory activity, and monitor industry trends. They interact directly with clients on projects, in some cases on a regular basis.
Meet Our Project Analysts
Read about our current class of Project Analysts. Email them, or check out their LinkedIn profiles to learn more about the program or to ask questions about recruiting.
Pro Bono and Community Service
Analysts in all offices have the opportunity to work on political asylum pro bono cases, interacting directly with asylum clients and managing their cases, and occasionally draft petitions and briefs on other human rights issues. Additionally, Boston Analysts coordinate and participate in Mintz’s Domestic Violence Project, which brings attorneys and paraprofessionals together to assist victims of domestic violence. They are also instrumental in organizing and running Mintz’s annual United Way campaign and the TargetCancer Foundation Gala. In addition, some serve as weekly writing coaches for Citizen School’s 8th Grade Academy and Mock Trial team. Outside of pro bono legal work, Analysts participate in volunteer projects, work at community care days, and coordinate charity fundraising events.
The Boston office, which has more than 300 attorneys and senior professionals, is Mintz’s oldest and largest office. Since its founding in 1933, the office has grown to serve a wide range of national and international clients. Boston is also home to ML Strategies, which provides clients with a broad range of strategic and tactical services in government relations, community and media relations, real estate development, and international relations. The Boston program allows each Analyst the opportunity to rotate every eight months into a new practice area; rotations are determined internally by the Boston Project Analysts. Analysts may work in practice groups including corporate and securities, health law, immigration, ML Strategies, energy technology, litigation, intellectual property, and pro bono, among others.
The New York office includes over 100 attorneys and focuses on various aspects of corporate, business and finance, white collar criminal defense, and intellectual property, with clients in the finance and banking, high technology, interactive media, information technology, telecommunications, venture capital, and biotechnology sectors. Additional areas of practice include commercial litigation, labor and employment, health law, and a specialized commercial real estate practice serving the telecommunications industry. New York does not have formal rotations, and Analysts work across divisions to undertake high-impact projects primarily in litigation and corporate matters, with the opportunity to develop close working relationships with New York attorneys during their two-year tenure.
The Washington office has approximately 60 attorneys and senior professionals who represent clients in a wide range of matters. The office has built upon its nationally recognized strength in federal representation and communications law and has expanded to include practices in litigation, health law, antitrust, intellectual property, employment and labor, education and corporate. Analysts in the Washington branch have the unique opportunity to experience regulatory-oriented legal practice by interacting with Congress, the courts, and regulatory agencies. The Washington office also houses ML Strategies. Analysts spend their first year working in the various sections of the law firm and their second year with ML Strategies engaging in federal lobbying and advocacy.
The Project Analyst Program seeks well-rounded, dedicated, and motivated college seniors or recent graduates who have been working full-time for 1-2 years. Initiative, curiosity, efficient analysis, and a cooperative spirit are essential. A minimum 3.5 grade point average is strongly preferred.
Applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, transcript, and writing sample (no more than five pages) through their school’s career services office, or may apply directly via a link posted on the page listed below. Applications for the Boston, New York, and Washington positions are all evaluated in the same pool.
The deadline for all applications is September 25, 2020.
Office Preference Form & Employment Application
After your application is submitted, you will be contacted by a member of Mintz’s Human Resources team to fill out an office preference form and employment application. While the application process does take into account candidates’ office preferences, your application will not be favorably or adversely affected by your office location selection. Feel free to contact current Project Analysts to discuss the nuances between different offices.
Our next class of Project Analysts will join Mintz in July 2021. Please contact second year Project Analysts Katherine Wang (Boston), Nikki Shaner-Bradford (New York), or Margaret Jewett (D.C.) with any questions about the program or to request further information.
General Information Sessions:
All applicants, regardless of their current institution, are welcome to attend any one of the following general information sessions. Please mark your calendars and join us on Zoom.
Monday, September 14, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Wednesday, September 16, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Tuesday, September 22, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Project Analyst Recruiting Locations
If your school has an information session listed below, please visit your institution’s career platform to sign up. If not, we encourage you to join us for one of the general information sessions listed above. All information sessions will be hosted virtually over Zoom by current Project Analysts.
|Barnard College||Monday, September 21, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm|
|Boston College||Tuesday, September 15, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm|
|Columbia University||Thursday, September 17, 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm|
|Georgetown University||Thursday, September 10, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm|
|George Washington University||Friday, September 11, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm|
|Harvard University||Coffee Chats:
Monday, September 14, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
|Howard University||Monday, September 14, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm|
|Johns Hopkins University|
|Macaulay Honors College – CUNY||Thursday, September 17, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm|
|Princeton University||Wednesday, September 16, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm|
|University of Chicago|
|University of Michigan|
|The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill|
|University of Notre Dame|
|University of Pennsylvania||Thursday, September 17, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm|
|University of Virginia|
|Wake Forest University|
|Wellesley College||Thursday, September 10, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm|
|Wesleyan University||Monday, September 21, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm|
|Yale University||Thursday, September 10, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm|
Mintz is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
It is the policy of Mintz to provide equal employment opportunity by not discriminating against any individual because of gender; transgender status; race or color; religion; marital status; pregnancy; national or ethnic origin; ancestry or citizenship; sexual orientation; age; veteran's status; genetic information, predisposition or carrier status; mental or physical disability (except where such disability is a bonafide occupational disqualification); gender identity or expression, or any other category protected by federal or state law.
The policy of equal employment opportunity encompasses all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruitment, hiring, promotion and transfer, selection for training opportunities, termination, wage and salary administration, and the application of benefit plans and company policies.