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Frequently Asked Questions: School Internships

After reviewing our website, you may be considering whether Jimerson Birr is the right place to help you continue to establish the foundation upon which to build your career. Below you will find general descriptive information about who we are and what we stand for in written and spoken word format. If you have any additional questions not covered below or have interest in our firm, please contact us.


Where is this firm at, where is it going and why should I want to be a part of it?

Jimerson Birr is a full-service business law firm that provides a one-stop shop for businesses and executives. During the past decade, our award winning firm has established itself as one of the fastest growing law firms in the country. This is the product of our engaged and motivated attorneys who deliver customized, client-focused solutions. Watch this video to learn more about our firm’s trajectory:

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What core values and guiding principles does the firm value the most?

Each member of our firm is responsive, competent, collaborative and personally accountable. Cultivating a culture of trust between the firm, it’s clients and each other is what we do best. This starts by putting our client’s big picture needs first at all times, and delivering timely, effective and “on budget” legal solutions. The quality of our legal work is reflected by the high standards we each set for ourselves, and measured by our ability to live up to those standards. Watch this video to learn more about why we are not a workplace that confuses efforts with results:

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How would you describe the firm’s service offerings and capabilities?

At Jimerson Birr, P.A., we take a multi-disciplinary approach to handling complex business matters and in advising clients on a wide range of legal issues. With broad industry knowledge and significant experience in our areas of practice, we devise solutions that address each client’s particular needs and objectives to assure the highest levels of effective representation.

As set forth in our Industries & Services section on our website, we are a full-service business law firm, who seeks to provide  provides client-focused, proactive legal and business counsel to clients of all sizes – from startups to Fortune 500 companies to closely held businesses and high net worth individuals.

At present time, we have a heavy focus on Florida-based litigation, with business litigation being our most active practice, but our firm is structured in a way that it can meet most any legal needs of any business client operating throughout North America and around the world. Our attorneys litigate disputes and negotiate deals in a way that helps clients cut through complexities, get to the heart of the problem, and win what matters most.

As our firm grows, we fully expect its service offerings to continue to expand. Our expansion is predicated on leveraging our existing and expanding relationships to their fullest potential. Not only do we have deep experience in our primary practice areas, but we also have specialized acumen in the industries in which our clients do business. That way, we always know we’re delivering the most relevant solutions and adding value through added service offerings. By knowing the intricacies of our client’s business inside and out, we’re able to provide the most effective counsel at the right price.  We enjoy continually learning, growing, and adapting right along with our clients.

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How does the internship program work?

The High School Summer Internship Program allows you to experience a career in a dynamic firm that promotes your professional growth, and offers a unique opportunity to help you prepare to enter your first year of college with real-world experience added to your skillset. From day one, you are given real, substantive work and are an important part of our team.

During the course of the internship, ranging from 4-6 weeks, each student can assist in a variety of departments. Summer interns work closely with key department heads and their teams to develop their professional abilities. Depending on your interests, you will gain experience in accounting, communications and marketing, legal services, and information technology.

Gaining key knowledge in the area of business administration is a skill that is transferrable to many different fields. We have seen former interns go on to declare a variety of majors in college from communications, psychology, economics, and biology, to name a few. When you decide to join our Summer Internship Program, you are setting yourself up for future success by learning from industry leaders and establishing a foundation to a blossoming career.

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What sets this firm apart in the way that it provides legal services to its clients?

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How would you describe the firm’s culture?

This law firm is an employee-oriented and professionally fulfilling workplace made up of ambitious achievers who have respect for themselves, their clients, their colleagues, their profession, their family and their community. We work hard, have fun, and enjoy each other, so it should be no surprise that year after year we win local and statewide awards as being one of the best companies to work for. Watch this video to learn more about what it feels like to work at Jimerson Birr:

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What types of people work at this firm and why would I enjoy working with them?

Employees of Jimerson Birr share many common threads. These include a persistent positive attitude, personal accountability, team-oriented sensibility,  strong work ethic, and constant goal-setting, among others. Members of the firm are self-empowered, and we take ownership of our careers and lives. You’d like practicing law here if you are the type of lawyer who wants to be better today than you were yesterday. Watch this video to learn more about who we are:

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How does this firm stay abreast of technological innovation in the industry to ensure its lawyers and staff are working with the best resources available?

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In what ways is the firm dedicated to training, mentorship and ongoing professional development of its attorneys and staff?

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How would you describe the leadership and management structure and style of the firm?

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What does the firm look for an in intern?

Jimerson Birr is looking for looking for today’s best and brightest that will become tomorrow’s leaders. We welcome applicants who are motivated, self-starters and enthusiastic about learning how a polished legal firm runs. A strong candidate exhibits excellent communication skills and a natural curiosity to learn.

We see a benefit in having a diverse group of interns pursuing various career paths, and student hoping to work in almost any field, from legal services, communications, technology to business administration, will find much value in completing our summer internship program.

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