Legal Intern

Pittsburgh, PA
Job #: 7977BR
Position summary:
The Legal Intern shall provide administrative support to the legal department of Matthews International Corporation (“Matthews” and/or the “Company”) at the Company’s corporate headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as well as assisting with special projects for the legal department. This internship will provide an opportunity to learn certain fundamentals of various legal functions within the Company and shall be responsible for a variety of projects designed to be completed during the Legal Intern’s summer tenure. The Legal Intern should expect to gain knowledge of and interact with the General Council and the entire legal department, as well as other business professionals during the internship.

Job responsibilities:
  • Support day-to-day operations of the legal department while developing a general understanding of all aspects of the administration of the Company’s legal function, including policies, procedures and processes.
  • Gain exposure to various issues impacting the Company’s corporate functions and/or business units.
  • Primary focus will be supporting the legal department in its role of working with Company’s various business units.
  • Help create and develop legal presentations.
  • Extensive document review and file organization.
  • Research legal issues and prepare memorandums summarizing findings.
  • Providing assistance with special projects at the direction of the legal department.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Physical aspects/work environment:
  • Regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.
  • Regularly/Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually low/moderate.
  • Expect to work 9 AM to 5 PM, five (5) days per week, Monday through Friday in a professional setting.
  • The duration of the internship shall be eight (8) to ten (10) weeks.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

Qualifications / Requirements
  • Current enrollment in ABA accredited JD degree program.
  • High degree of proficiency with MS Office Suite, Outlook, PowerPoint & Internet applications
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and be exceedingly discrete while being exposed to highly sensitive information
  • Strong analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, presentation, budgeting, project management (from conception to completion), & planning skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills (including analysis, interpretation, & reasoning)
  • Solid understanding and application of mathematical concepts
  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with peers and colleagues across the organization, as well as, internal and external clients
  • Ability to work well autonomously and within a team in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment.
  • Ability to work with and influence peers and senior management
  • Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting
  • Ability to read, write, and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos
  • Ability to work overtime as necessary
  • Must have current driver’s license.

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