Legal Intern - Summer 2018

Calling all rising 2Ls and 3Ls! Interested in a stuffy, buttoned-up internship opportunity? Then you can stop reading here. But if you're interested in consumer finance, technology, and changing the world, read on! Affirm seeks one razor-sharp Summer 2018 intern to perform legal research, review contracts, support regulatory compliance, and extinguish any fires that may arise. We ask for at least 30 hours per week onsite in return for unlimited snacks and an impressive Legal team to learn from.

To apply, please provide the following:
• resume
• transcript (unofficial is fine)
• a brief cover letter containing (a) a punchy description of why you are the right intern for Affirm; and (b) your favorite law school class so far.

What You’ll Do

  • Perform legal research and analysis of state and federal consumer finance laws under the supervision of attorneys
  • Support due diligence with vendors
  • Support and implement process enhancements to policies and procedures
  • Draft written responses to customer inquiries and complaints
  • Draft policies and procedures
  • Draft consumer disclosures on loan agreements, terms of service, and Affirm FAQs
  • Collaborate on company-wide initiatives and other special projects

What We Look For

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Strong legal research skills and experience, including legislative and regulatory research
  • Excellent writing skills; strong organizational/project management experience
  • Business acumen, problem solving skills, intellectual maturity, keen attention to detail, and relationship management skills
  • MS Office (particularly Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint)
  • Experience working in Banking/ Finance/ Regulatory agencies a plus!

At Affirm we are using technology to re-imagine and re-build core parts of financial infrastructure to enable cheaper, friendlier and more transparent financial products and services that improve lives.

We believe the financial industry is fundamentally broken. Not only is the core infrastructure built with technology from the 1970s, but there are a dwindling number of people who say "I trust my bank to look out for me". It doesn’t have to be this way, and it’s our mission to fix this problem.

We are based in San Francisco; founded by Max Levchin (founding CTO of PayPal), Jeff Kaditz (CDO DeNA/ngmoco), and Nathan Gettings (founding CTO of Palantir); and building a team of exceptionally talented people to join us on our mission.

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