Path Forward has partnered with Akin Gump to offer 2022 returnships. Applications are now being accepted. Click the returnship listings for position requirements and details. Apply today!



Introducing the Akin Gump Returnship Program
At Akin Gump, we’re excited to partner with Path Forward to support people returning to the paid workforce after a career break. We appreciate the skills, experiences and perspectives that you and others like you bring to our firm and business services teams.

So, our 16-week, paid returnship program is made for returning caregivers like you! The positions are open to professionals with at least five years of experience who are returning to the workforce after a career break for caregiving of two or more years. If you meet these criteria, we welcome you to apply.

During the returnship, you’ll have the opportunity to revamp your skills, update your resume with new experiences, make connections, contribute to a team, and possibly convert to a full-time position. Along the way, you’ll receive invaluable advice, support and mentorship from Akin Gump managers and from Path Forward.

Returnship participants will join one of our business services teams, which are an integral part of the firm’s success. They are the ones responsible for helping us gain a competitive advantage through law firm operations from marketing to IT and everything in between, including client and administrative support.

About Akin Gump
Consistently recognized by The American Lawyer as one of the top 20 law firms in the United States, Akin Gump has, in the span of a single generation, grown to become one of the world’s largest firms, with more than 900 transactional, policy, regulatory and advocacy lawyers in offices around the globe. Akin Gump pursues excellence by anticipating client needs, by shaping the playing field, by innovating solutions.

In that vein, Akin Gump is committed to supporting and developing its lawyers and staff in all aspects of life, including a holistic approach to well-being and comprehensive programming to support our employees at every stage of their career as well as in their life outside work.

Why Work at Akin Gump?
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP’s reputation as an outstanding, service-oriented global law firm begins with our people. All of our people.

The environments in which we live and work are becoming increasingly global in scope. As a consequence, we realize that the more closely our employees’ diverse experiences, backgrounds, and talents reflect the wide-ranging interests and needs of our clients, the better able we are to provide them with the best services and solutions.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We are committed to maintaining and cultivating a diverse and inclusive firm culture grounded in respect and teamwork. Our administrative and professional staff are of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, genders, sexual orientations, ages and physical abilities that reflect our diverse world. We recognize that the rich and varied experiences and perspectives of our staff lead us to provide more innovative and creative solutions to the ever-changing needs of our external and internal clients.

Our Commitment to Serving Others

The diverse backgrounds of our employees also reflect the diversity of the communities in which we live and work. Our employees actively give back to their local communities, as well as to broader charitable causes and drives, by participating in firm-sponsored charitable races, walks and runs and by donating to food, toy, school supply and clothing drives within their communities.

Our Commitment to Our People

Akin Gump’s business services professionals are valued not just for the work they do and the contributions they make to the firm’s success, but for their professional potential as well. Akin Gump has over 600 business professionals across our U.S. offices, many of whom have had long, successful and varied careers with the firm. We are proud of the professional opportunities we make available to our employees and support their growth and advancement.

Click here to learn more about careers at Akin Gump!