Responsibilities VFS USA is seeking a first or second year law student to serve as a legal intern in the company’s Legal Department during the 2019 summer break. This position will primarily be project based and will work with internal counsel responsible for providing legal support on a wide array of commercial finance matters in the transportation industry. Day to day activities will include legal research and writing and assisting with various legal matters while interacting directly with the members of the Legal Department as well as internal clients throughout the business. Additional projects may include updating state law surveys and assisting with negotiated commercial transactions. The Legal Intern must be available to work for a minimum of 10 weeks. The position is located in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Competencies All VFS USA workers are expected to develop and meet the following competencies:
Action oriented: Full of energy for challenges and not fearful of acting. Seizes opportunities
Customer focus: Establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and colleagues and gains their trust and respect
Integrity and trust: Seen as a direct, truthful individual who presents facts in an appropriate and helpful manner, keeps confidences and admits mistakes
Learning on the fly: Learns quickly when facing new problems and is a versatile learner open to change and quickly grasps the essence of ideas. Self-directed with the ability to adjust in a dynamic environment
Peer relationships: Can solve problems with peers and is seen as a team player who easily gains trust and support and encourages collaboration. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work cross-functionally
Perseverance: Pursues everything with energy, drive, and a need to finish
Self-development: Personally committed to and actively works to continuously improve him/her
Standing alone: Can be counted on and is willing to be the only champion for an idea or work alone on a tough assignment
Technical learning: Can learn new skills and knowledge quickly and is good at learning a new industry, company, product, or technology
Applicants must be currently enrolled in an ABA accredited law school (top 1/3 of class preferred)
Demonstrated strong legal writing skills
Prior professional work experience is a plus
Familiarity with or coursework on Articles 2A and 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code, Business Associations and/or Bankruptcy preferred
Have experience prioritizing work effectively and multi-tasking in a fast paced environment
Have proven experience working with attention to detail and in a proactive way
Have proven interpersonal communication skills
Proficient in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Fully proficient in reading, writing and speaking English, additional language a plus
Please note all candidates selected for an interview will be required to submit class rank and GPA, law school transcript (unofficial copy is acceptable, but will need official transcript for the selected applicant) and a 5-10 page writing sample prior to their interview.
Closing Date: 1st March, 2019
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