We are currently looking for a Legal and Contracts Intern in our Melbourne, FL location. The Legal and Contracts Intern will assist and provide contractual expertise and support for the Melbourne Legal & Contracts department with the ongoing implementation of existing contracts as well as the pursuit of potentially new projects and customers during the bid review process. The Legal and Contracts Intern will provide support for all aspects of the Melbourne Legal & Contracts department from the bid process, to providing assistance on the existing projects and the potential winding down of other projects. Above all, the Legal and Contract Intern must be responsive to internal and external customer deadlines and must be able to manage their time effectively.
Upon request, must be able to perform legal research and summarize such findings in a succinct and efficient manner
Provide assistance with all aspect of the bid review process, including the preparation of legal tables and legal memos
Assist with the drafting and preparation of Contract Amendments and Change Orders for review by the Director, Legal & Contracts
Address and maintain contractual and / or bid compliance issues associated with certificates of insurance, bonding certificates, warranty provisions, source code escrow agreements, contractor’s licenses, etc.
Assist the Director, Legal & Contracts with claim preparation, including the submittal process and backup with ongoing projects
Assist with the development and creation of contracts / legal training materials for the U.S.
Understand and appreciate the business case / financials for projects and bids within the context of identifying and mitigating contractual and legal risk
Assist with all other legal and contractual matters as requested by the Director, Legal & Contracts
Must be enrolled in an accredited university or college as a law student, pre-law student or in a paralegal program.
Strong analytical and superb verbal and written communications skills.
Capable of interpreting and implementing standard legal and contractual positions as directed.
Strong internal and external negotiation skills.
Able to routinely handle confidential and sensitive information.
Must exercise solid judgment, and perform as a team player when executing his/her duties.
Excellent interpersonal skills and a positive demeanor in order to interact at all levels of influence both internal and external to Thales.
Advanced skills in MS Office including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Responsive, detail oriented, highly organized and able to multitask.
Experience in an international and/or complex, highly-matrixed business environment is desirable.
Be able to work in a fast-paced dynamic environment.
Authorization to work in the United States
Able to work full time hours (40 hours) for 12 weeks. Internship start date is May 20th 2019.
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