Summer Associate Program

Goldstein, Borgen, Dardarian & Ho (“GBDH”) is a boutique public interest class action and complex litigation law firm in Oakland, California. We focus on high-impact litigation across the United States, including in the areas of employee justice, disability access, voting rights, housing, and consumer protection.

We are accepting applications for the 2023 summer program and will continue accepting applications until the positions are filled. We seek students with superior academic records who will have completed their second year of law school by June 2023 and have demonstrated a commitment to public interest work, civil rights, employment law, and/or disability rights. We are a firm led by women and people of color, and we are committed to furthering diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.

The 10-week program is designed to ensure that each of our summer associates obtains a hands-on understanding of what it is like to practice law at our firm. Summer associates are paid $30 per hour for 40-hour weeks. Summer associates participate in a variety of litigation assignments, observation opportunities, trainings, and feedback sessions.

To apply for this position, please submit the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • Writing sample (no more than 15 pages preferred)


Please email your application documents or any questions about the summer program to