Graduate Intern, Legal- Dispute Resolution
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2020 Summer Internship Program
FINRA is dedicated to providing you an internship opportunity to gain knowledge and experience in the securities industry with an employer that places a high value on the professional and personal growth of our employees. We set the bar high â€" we are looking for interns that are strong academically, can bring results, and are committed to exceeding expectations. We need you to represent the highest standards of personal integrity and organizational values. If you would like to contribute to our important mission and work collegially in a professional organization that values intelligence, integrity and initiative, then consider an Internship with FINRA.
We are seeking a well-qualified individual for a Legal Internship in our Dispute Resolution Department in New York, NY. The Summer Internship Program runs from May 18, 2020 through August 7, 2020. To be considered for this position, please submit your resume through our career site at www.finra.org/careers. No phone calls please.
The successful candidate will gain expertise in FINRAâ€™s arbitration and mediation forum while assisting senior management and regional offices with forum administration.
Essential Job Functions:
- Prepare reports, correspondence and memoranda.
- Update content of FINRA publications relating to the arbitration process.
- Assist with educating key constituent groups about FINRAâ€™s dispute resolution forum.
- Provide support for Rule 9554 suspension actions.
- Assist with document requests from the SEC, state regulators and law enforcement.
- Attend arbitration hearings and prepare draft awards as directed by arbitrators.
- The ideal candidate is pursuing a J.D.
- Work experience in a financial, brokerage or investment environment is a plus but is not necessary.
- Strong work ethic, positive attitude and professional demeanor.
- Effective communication, time management, and organizational skills.
- Ability to work with others to meet deadlines.
- Ability to perform multiple tasks efficiently and accurately.
- Work is normally performed in an office environment.
The information provided above has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work of the position.Â It is not a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required.
To be considered for our Summer Internship Program, please submit the following to the Internship opportunity that is the best match to your ambitions:
- A cover letter (i.e. outlining your area of interest, what you hope to achieve through this program, what you can contribute to the organization and your current GPA) and
- Your current resume.
Note - A transcript is not required with your initial resume submission, but those students selected for an interview may be required to submit a transcript at that time.
To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume. A writing sample may be required as part of the submission.
The information provided above has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work of the position. It is not a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required.
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In addition to a competitive salary, comprehensive health and welfare benefits, and incentive compensation, FINRA offers immediate participation and vesting in a 401(k) plan with company match. You will also be eligible for participation in an additional FINRA-funded retirement contribution, our tuition reimbursement program and many other benefits. If you would like to contribute to our important mission and work collegially in a professional organization that values intelligence, integrity and initiative, consider a career with FINRA.
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You can read more about these restrictions here.
As standard practice, employees must also execute FINRAâ€™s Employee Confidentiality and Invention Assignment Agreement without qualification or modification and comply with the companyâ€™s policy on nepotism.
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Please be advised that FINRA is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for this employment opportunity. Regardless of past practice, a valid written agreement and task order must be in place before any resumes are submitted to FINRA. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at FINRA without a valid written agreement and task order in place will be deemed the sole property of FINRA and no fee will be paid in the event that person is hired by FINRA.
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