Legal Intern

Position Description:
The Legal Intern is an unpaid internship working with and reporting to the Associate General Counsel. The successful intern will be hard-working, responsible, respectful and self-driven as well as possess a positive attitude, strong communication skills, and initiative. He/She will support the legal department on various projects and services provided to the national office and regional offices around the country.

Responsibilities:
- Conduct legal research on various topics, such as state fundraising regulations, privacy laws and HIPAA compliance, corporate compliance and governance.
- Review and revise company policies.
- Review and draft various agreements.
- Track and maintain open matters.
- Assist with the organization’s bequest revenue program.
- Perform other duties as needed.

Competencies:
- Communication Skills: Clearly and persuasively communicate, listen and seek clarifications; participate in meetings, write clearly and informatively.
- Initiative: Measure self against a standard of excellence. Undertake self-development activities and learn new skills; seek increased responsibilities and ask for and offer help when needed.
- Professionalism: Work well in a fast-paced environment; treat others with respect and consideration; accept responsibility for actions. Understand business implications of decisions, align work with strategic goals, complete business-related tasks and develop strategies to achieve organizational goals.
- Flexibility: Able to multitask in a changing work environment. Manage competing demands and unexpected events. Willing to change approach to best fit the situation.
- Detail Minded: Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness; monitor own work to ensure quality and organization. Strong attention to detail while multitasking.

Qualifications:
- Must be enrolled in a clinic for credit and actively pursuing a Juris Doctorate Degree from an accredited law school.
- Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to prioritize effectively, and attention to detail.
- Ability to multi-task, remain organized, and work in a fast-paced environment.
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Basic Knowledge of MS Office software including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
- A passion for law and working for a mission-driven organization.
- Candidates must understand the importance of confidentiality and discretion.

MDA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


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