Intern-Legal in New York, NY at Muscular Dystrophy Association

Date Posted: 11/1/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    INTR – Intern
  • Location:
    New York, NY
  • Experience:
    Entry level
  • Date Posted:
    11/1/2019

Job Description

Position Description:

The Legal Intern is an unpaid internship working with and reporting to the Associate General Counsel.   The successful intern will be hard-working, responsible, respectful and self-driven as well as possess a positive attitude, strong communication skills, and initiative.  He/She will support the legal department on various projects and services provided to the national office and regional offices around the country.   

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct legal research on various topics, such as state fundraising regulations, privacy laws and HIPAA compliance, corporate compliance and governance.
  • Review and revise company policies.
  • Review and draft various agreements.
  • Track and maintain open matters.
  • Assist with the organization’s bequest revenue program.
  • Perform other duties as needed.

 

Competencies:   

  • Communication Skills: Clearly and persuasively communicate, listen and seek clarifications; participate in meetings, write clearly and informatively.
  • Initiative: Measure self against a standard of excellence.  Undertake self-development activities and learn new skills; seek increased responsibilities and ask for and offer help when needed.
  • Professionalism: Work well in a fast-paced environment; treat others with respect and consideration; accept responsibility for actions. Understand business implications of decisions, align work with strategic goals, complete business-related tasks and develop strategies to achieve organizational goals.
  • Flexibility: Able to multitask in a changing work environment. Manage competing demands and unexpected events. Willing to change approach to best fit the situation.
  • Detail Minded:  Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness; monitor own work to ensure quality and organization.  Strong attention to detail while multitasking.

Job Requirements

Qualifications:

  • Must be enrolled in a clinic for credit and actively pursuing a Juris Doctorate Degree from an accredited law school.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to prioritize effectively, and attention to detail.
  • Ability to multi-task, remain organized, and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Basic Knowledge of MS Office software including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • A passion for law and working for a mission-driven organization.
  • Candidates must understand the importance of confidentiality and discretion.

 

 

MDA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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