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US Chamber of Commerce Legal Affairs Internship, Fall 2024 in Washington, District Of Columbia

Legal Affairs Internship, Fall 2024

Headquarters, 1615 H Street, NW, Washington, District Of Columbia, United States of America Req #533

Monday, June 10, 2024

About Us:

If you are passionate about the ability of American business to improve lives, solve problems, and strengthen society, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the place for you. As the world’s largest business organization, we believe in building a future that gives everyone the opportunity to pursue a better tomorrow. We make it our job today–and every day–to build the strongest relationships possible among the American people, business leaders, and elected officials in Washington, D.C., state capitals, and countries around the globe. For them and the businesses we represent, the U.S. Chamber is a trusted advocate and partner.

We are driven by the pursuit of innovation and partnership and hold ourselves to the highest standards. Our commitment to our members is matched only by our commitment to our employees. As part of our team, we will support your long-term career development while delivering relevant learning opportunities. We will empower you to lead, develop deep expertise, and find new approaches to solving the toughest challenges. 

Department Description:

The mission of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) is to reduce excessive frivolous litigation while restoring fairness and balance to the nation’s civil justice system. This is achieved through legislative, judicial, and educational activities at both the national and local levels, as we as internationally.

This internship is scheduled to run from the week of September 9th to the week of December 6th. We are looking for around 35 to 40 hours a week. This is a hybrid internship, with the in-person component being at our U.S. Chamber of Commerce HQ in downtown Washington, DC. This is a paid internship, where students may also receive academic credit if they meet the criteria set by their school.

Position Overview:

The Legal Intern will be responsible for assisting the ILR organization in the implementation of the Federal and State programs. This will be accomplished through legislative & legal research, memo writing, and updating of fundraising materials.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Conduct specific issue related research

  • Write analytical memos

  • Participate in ILR member task-force calls, meetings, events, etc.

  • Attend/watch and report on Congressional hearings & events

    Qualifications:

  • Working towards Juris Doctorate degree

  • Must have excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize in a changing environment

  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and follow- up skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Internet, and Outlook required

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills required

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

    Please submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample with your application. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until July 12th, 2024.

    We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, marital status, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Our talent acquisition and employment policies are inclusive. We respect both the spirit and letter of the laws of equal employment opportunity.

    Other details

  • Job Family Intern

  • Pay Type Hourly

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  • Headquarters, 1615 H Street, NW, Washington, District Of Columbia, United States of America