Industry leader AFLs Corporate Legal Department is currently accepting applications for a Summer 2018 Legal Intern at the companys Spartanburg, SC headquarters. The Internship is a full-time, paid position open to rising 2L law school students. The Internship will commence on or about Monday, May 21, 2018 and end on or about Friday, August 10, 2018.
AFL provides products and services to the electric utility, broadband, communications, OEM, enterprise, wireless and transit rail markets as well as the emerging markets of oil and gas, mining, nuclear, avionics, medical, renewable and intelligent grid. The company`s diverse product portfolio includes fiber optic cable, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectors, fusion splicers, test equipment and training. AFL`s service portfolio includes market-leading positions with the foremost communications companies supporting inside plant central office, EF&I, outside plant, enterprise and wireless areas.
Founded in 1984, AFL is proud to offer engineering expertise, exceptional products and reliable service that help our customers improve their critical and electrical infrastructure. AFL has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Europe, Asia and the South Pacific. The company is headquartered in Spartanburg, SC, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan.
The Legal Intern will be asked to perform a variety of tasks in support of the legal and compliance functions at AFL, as detailed below.
He/she will report to General Counsel and must be able to handle sensitive matters with discretion and possess excellent organizational, communication, and time management skills. The position will offer opportunities to learn more about both AFLs business and legal challenges; to interact with outside counsel and business people; to analyze and think creatively; and to make a real contribution to the work of AFL.
Internships may include the following responsibilities and opportunities:
- Analyzing state and federal laws and regulations to provide guidance on business questions and strategic initiatives.
- Interpreting and implementing policies within the parameters of federal and state laws.
- Participating on a team working to enhance and strengthen AFLs compliance programs.
- Participating on enterprise projects seeking to improve AFLs processes in critical areas, including contracts management and commercial non-disclosure agreements.
- Participating on a team working to evaluate and protect AFLs intellectual property and trade secret portfolio.
- Providing administrative support to the Legal Department.
Core Responsibilities include:
- Conducting legal and factual research and drafting memoranda.
- Preparing legal analysis for submission to members of the companys leadership team.
- Attending and reporting on briefings, symposia, and other meetings.
- Supporting Legal Department staff on projects and tasks as needed.
- Maintain complete confidentiality in all matters related to the Legal Department.
- Adhere to and promote the environmental, health & safety policies of AFL.
- Perform other duties as requested, directed or assigned.
- Applicants must have completed at least one year of law school, including a Contracts course.
- Excellent undergraduate and law school academic credentials.
- Strong writing and communication skills and innovative problem solving skills must be a critical thinker.
- Demonstrated interest in one or more of the following areas: employment law, corporate law, or international law.
- Proactive work ethic, ability to juggle priorities, multi-task and meet deadlines in fast-paced environment.
- Ability to maintain and ensure strict confidentiality.
- Extreme attention to details and high degree of personal accountability.
- Skilled in comprehending and analyzing procedural problems. Make sound recommendations and conclusions.
- Ability to follow directions and exercise independent judgment and maintain a professional demeanor while managing tight deadlines and multiple priorities.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently or as a group member in an organized manner with minimal supervision.
- Ability to organize, prioritize and manage tasks efficiently.
- Proficient in use of Microsoft Office in an office setting (Outlook, Word, Excel).
Qualified candidates should submit a resume and a law school transcript.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractors legal duty to furnish information.
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