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OnRamp Application Office Hours Webinar — Oct. 5th from 2-3pm ET

Join us for our next OnRamp Application Office Hours: Learn about the OnRamp program and the application process with members of the OnRamp team. Thursday, October 5th, 2-3pm ET. Email Lindsey@diversitylab.com to register.

Next Round of Applications Due October 23, 2017

Applications for the next round of Fellowships are due Monday, October 23, 2017.  If you would like to apply for one of the posted 225 Fellowships in 37 cities across the U.S., Australia, Canada, and the UK, please click on the “apply now” link on the Applicants Page.

Thank you!

 

Click Here to Apply!

To apply for a Fellowship, please click on one of the links below.  If you have not already done so, please review the “Applicants Page” before applying.
Australia/UK Candidates: Click Here to Apply
US/Canada Candidates: Click Here to Apply
Note: Completing an application does not guarantee employment.

Fellowship Expanded to Include 6 Legal Departments in Partnership w/ the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Foundation

In partnership with the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Foundation, the OnRamp Fellowship has expanded to include 6 legal departments, including Amazon, American Express, Microsoft, Accenture, 3M, and the BMO Financial Group. Please see the available positions here — https://onramp.fluidreview.com/p/legacy/a/?q=usih.  To learn more or apply, please visit the “Applicants” page.

OnRamp Fellowship Expands into Australia & the UK!

OnRamp Fellowship Press Release June 1, 2016 International Expansion

Please see the available positions here — https://onramp.fluidreview.com/p/legacy/a/?q=ausuklf.  For more info or to apply, please visit the “Applicants” page.

 

42 Fellows Placed Thus Far — Click Here to Learn More About These Amazing Women

The 42 Fellows selected for the OnRamp Fellowship thus far clearly demonstrate the depth and the breadth of this untapped pool of talent. During their hiatuses from the workforce, which ranged in length from three to 20 years, these women continued to develop their skills while serving in leadership roles in organizations such as the Military Spouse JD Network, teaching law school courses, earning advanced degrees, supervising pro bono cases, and holding elected offices. Learn more by reading their bios on the attached “Meet the Fellows” overview.

OnRamp Fellows Bios-Updated 5-26-16

OnRamp Fellowship Featured on FOX News

Fox News Video — OnRamp Fellowship

Learn More About Amazon’s Legal Fellowship Positions

Amazon’s Legal Department Fellowships – 6 Positions

We are thrilled to have Amazon’s Legal Department as a participant in the OnRamp Fellowship. A brief overview of their Fellowship opportunities, requirements, and benefits follow. Also outlined below is the application process.

Opportunities:

As part of Amazon’s commitment to finding and developing great talent, they plan to hire Fellows through the OnRamp Fellowship in the following six groups: (1) Transactional Lawyer, Lab 126, Sunnyvale, CA; (2) Commercial Lawyer, Amazon Web Services, Seattle, WA; (3) Corporate Counsel Real Estate Lawyer, Amazon Corporate, Seattle, WA; (4) Corporate Counsel Lawyer, Amazon Corporate, Seattle, WA; (5) Corporate Counsel Lawyer, Digital Video, Seattle, WA; and (6) Patent Lawyer, Amazon Web Services, Seattle, WA.

Click here for more information on the groups.  The Fellowship is a year-long program paid at $125,000, which is the standard OnRamp Fellowship stipend, with benefits.

Requirements: 

Applicants should have three or more years of legal experience and have taken a hiatus of at least two years from practicing law. The specific requirements for each position can be found by clicking here.

Benefits to Returning Women:

  • A paid, one year position with Amazon’s Legal Department to gain additional experience, skills, and contacts;
  • Monthly “Cohort Meetings” with other Fellows to share experiences and exchange re-entry best practices;
  • Training by specialists in negotiations, leadership, oral advocacy, and project management; and
  • A career counselor who works one-on-one with you to assist with your re-entry and advancement in the profession.

Application Process:

All Fellowship applicants are rigorously screened to assess their current experience, skills set, and desire to return to and advance in the legal profession.  As part of the screening process, each applicant is expected to:

  1. Submit an application and complete a battery of online skills, personality, and values assessments, which are similar to the hiring and development tools used in corporate environments (the cost of the assessments, paid by the applicant, is $175);
  2. Take a writing assessment developed by leading writing authority Ross Guberman; and
  3. Participate in a behavioral interview conducted by a hiring expert.

Important Note: The skills and writing assessments are an essential component of the application process.  The assessment results provide in-depth information about an applicant’s skills with a particular focus on the strengths that the applicant will bring to an organization upon her re-entry.  After completing the assessments, each applicant receives a comprehensive multi-page report with her results as well as developmental tips to assist in her long-term career development efforts.

The next round of applications are due December 18, 2015.  To apply, please click here.

BIG NEWS! The Fellowship Has Expanded to Include 6 Additional Law Firms, Amazon’s Legal Department and Barclays’ Compliance Group

As the first re-entry program ever launched in the legal profession, the OnRamp Fellowship is now expanding to include six additional leading law firms – Skadden, Morrison & Foerster, Loeb & Loeb, Stoel Rives, Wiley Rein, and Wilson Elser – as well as its first legal department, Amazon, and financial services firm, Barclays. The goal of the Fellowship is to enhance the talent pipeline in prestigious organizations with diverse, high-performing women who have the potential and the desire to advance into leadership roles.

This unique initiative began in January 2014 to provide experienced women lawyers re-entering the profession with an opportunity to update their skills and contacts through paid, one-year Fellowships with major law firms. Four law firms (Sidley, Cooley, Baker Botts, and Hogan Lovells) initially piloted the program and 15 more law firms joined to offer Fellowships shortly thereafter.

Together, these 19 firms have hired a total of 25 Fellows.  Out of the nine Fellows who have completed the yearlong Fellowship to date (8 from 2014, 1 from 2015), eight have received full-time offers to join law firms.

Due in large part to this success, the Fellowship is expanding to include additional law firms as well as other re-entry pathways through Amazon’s legal department and Barclays’ compliance group.  The full list of  25 participating law firms follows.  

OnRamp Fellowship Law Firms

(*New Law Firms Participating as of September 2015)

Akerman Covington & Burling Fried Frank Loeb & Loeb* Stoel Rives*
Baker Botts Crowell & Moring Goodwin Procter Morrison Foerster* Pillsbury
Baker Donelson Fenwick & West Hogan Lovells Orrick White & Case
Blank Rome Fish & Richardson Jenner & Block Skadden* Wiley Rein*
Cooley Fox Rothschild K&L Gates Sidley Austin Wilson Elser*

4 Additional Law Firms Offer Fellowships — Covington, Goodwin Procter, Pillsbury & Fox Rothschild

OnRamp Fellowship Press Release – 4 Firms Expansion Announcement 3-31-15

See all of the available positions by clicking here.