I hate science because I refuse to assume that a discipline based in large part on the continual scrapping and renewal of ideas is unconditionally correct in a given area.
Oh I forgot to mention, my position might not be a part of the official summer program but as a clerk, would that fact matter in your consideration?
Firms don't have to report the statistics of people who are given offers outside of the summer associate programs to NALP, so there's a much higher chance that OP wouldn't get a perm offer. You should find out more about the position--would it be on track for a permanent offer? It's possible that you will not be evaluated or eligible for a permanent offer if you're more of a personal clerk to an attorney or intern than a member of the summer associate class. Permanent hiring decisions at most large firms are generally made by a committee to prevent some of the crony-ism that has gotten you this semi-summer associate gig. So there's also a chance that even if you are evaluated for a permanent position, you wouldn't get it because your qualifications would be reviewed again--this time by a committee.