Position summary: The Legal Intern shall provide administrative support to the legal department of Matthews International Corporation (“Matthews” and/or the “Company”) at the Company’s corporate headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as well as assisting with special projects for the legal department. This internship will provide an opportunity to learn certain fundamentals of various legal functions within the Company and shall be responsible for a variety of projects designed to be completed during the Legal Intern’s summer tenure. The Legal Intern should expect to gain knowledge of and interact with the General Council and the entire legal department, as well as other business professionals during the internship.
Support day-to-day operations of the legal department while developing a general understanding of all aspects of the administration of the Company’s legal function, including policies, procedures and processes.
Gain exposure to various issues impacting the Company’s corporate functions and/or business units.
Primary focus will be supporting the legal department in its role of working with Company’s various business units.
Help create and develop legal presentations.
Extensive document review and file organization.
Research legal issues and prepare memorandums summarizing findings.
Providing assistance with special projects at the direction of the legal department.
Additional duties as assigned.
Physical aspects/work environment:
Regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.
Regularly/Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
The noise level in the work environment is usually low/moderate.
Expect to work 9 AM to 5 PM, five (5) days per week, Monday through Friday in a professional setting.
The duration of the internship shall be eight (8) to ten (10) weeks.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.
Qualifications / Requirements Qualifications:
Current enrollment in ABA accredited JD degree program.
High degree of proficiency with MS Office Suite, Outlook, PowerPoint & Internet applications
Ability to maintain confidentiality and be exceedingly discrete while being exposed to highly sensitive information