Are you a quick-thinking paralegal eager to learn the ins and outs of the corporate in-house legal environment? This 10-week internship opportunity requires flexibility to adjust to quickly shifting priorities while balancing a steady diet of administrative responsibilities and attorney support. If you fit that description and want to get a taste of a robust culture of performance, integrity, collaboration, innovation, and the hearty celebration of wild success, please keep reading.
As our Paralegal Intern, you will join a dynamic cross-functional Legal Department that serves as a trusted business partner to over 5,500 outstanding colleagues at Verizon Wireless' largest premium retailer. Your work will support many aspects of the in-house legal function and may include administrative support for leasing and related documents, handling due diligence and other fact-finding efforts related to lease administration, disputes and litigation, and conducting research on labor and employment matters. Strong personalities are welcome and encouraged so long as humility and an ownership mindset dominate your DNA. We want intellectually curious, entrepreneurial professionals who enjoy going outside their comfort zones, thrive amidst change, and obsessively conspire for one-another's success.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
This position reports directly to our Senior Managing Counsel, who - along with the rest of the Legal Department - will actively help develop your skill set across the spectrum of legal and business issues vital to the company, most of which should interest you. Our team members are expected to provide bad news early along with practical, evidence-based, business-minded solutions. Victra is not your typical wireless retailer, and as such we're not your typical Legal Department - our North Star is to empower Victra's business through proactive, efficient, and practical counsel. We love what we do and are excited about our future as a team and as a company. If you've read this far there's a good chance we're a good mutual fit, and we hope to hear from you!
Provide high-level administrative support to lease administration efforts, including oversight of third-party vendor.
Assist in-house counsel in tracking and managing litigation.
Conduct fact-finding and other due diligence efforts related to lease administration, employment and litigation matters.
Collaborate like a champion.
COMPETENCIES & QUALIFICATIONS
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
You should have an associate degree or higher in paralegal studies, or a post-graduate paralegal certificate.
Accordingly, we are looking for you to also bring the following:
NC Certified Paralegal preferred but not required.
Ability to work independently and to work with others who work independently.
Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects at once, follow through, meet deadlines, and keep your inbox at less than 25,000 items.
Strong written and oral communication skills, including a rabid devotion to the Oxford comma, an aversion to legalese, and a passion for crisp, clear, and concise communication.
Exceptional business acumen, analytical ability, and people skills.
Must own your work product and handle all Victra matters like you own the company.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this job including the ability to work in an office environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and stand for extended periods of time and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work environment is a typical climate-controlled cubicle office setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer - and celebrate our employees' differences, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or Veteran status. Different makes us better.
This is not an exhaustive list of duties or functions and may not necessarily comprise all the "essential functions" for purposes of the ADA. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this position; this is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all required duties, responsibilities, and skills.