An Update on the 10,000 Black Interns Programme

Date: 03 March 2022

Following last years’ announcement of Keating Chambers’ involvement in the 10,000 Black Interns programme (10KBI), we are delighted to update that in Summer 2022 24 Black graduates will be offered internships by over 70 sets of chambers. Operating mainly in sub-groups of four sets of chambers, each of those groups will take one or two interns rotating them over six weeks and offering an internship covering commercial, family, human rights, criminal, chancery, and common law. This has come as a result of months of hard work by the Steering Group, including Marcus Taverner QC, and with the support of the Bar Council.

The 10KBI Steering Group at the Bar had its start in August 2020, when Dawid Konotey-Ahulu, entrepreneur and co-founder of 10KBI, spoke to Marcus about plans to ramp up the then 100 Black Interns initiative across all industry sectors. The aim of the project is to provide a useful and fulfilling programme to enthuse an increasing number of candidates.

Follow this link to read Dawid Konotey-Ahulu’s full article on Counsel Magazine online.

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