Summer positions with corporate in-house legal departments are very rare because most corporations hire only experienced attorneys. However, there are corporate intern positions available if you seek them out. This is particularly true in the health industry and health-related companies seeking law students in the Baltimore/Washington, DC area will post positions with the CDO and recruit on campus.
While corporations and businesses traditionally do not hire new graduates some of them do hire recent graduates, especially if they have joint degrees in areas relevant to the company's business or industry. Most corporations offer good salaries, that are somewhat competitive with law firms, and excellent benefits. Corporations offer several gradations in the legal staff hierarchy and lawyers can often progress steadily and naturally through the ranks.
A corporation may hire a student for the summer or school-year and these corporate intern positions are limited. To find them, you should use the resources below, ask your professional contacts and check the CDO job postings.