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Legal Intern - Summer 20201

New York, NY
Intern
10-21-2020
Job #: NEW00339
Description:
Overview of Schroders:
At Schroders, asset management is our primary business. We have responsibility for USD $649.6 billion (as of June 30, 2020) on behalf of institutional and retail investors, financial institutions and high net worth clients from around the world, invested in a broad range of active strategies across equities, fixed income, multi-asset, alternatives and real estate. We employ over 5,500 talented people worldwide operating in 35 different countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, close to the markets in which we invest and close to our clients. Schroders has developed under stable ownership for over 200 years and long-term thinking governs our approach to investing, building client relationships and growing our business.

Legal Department Overview:
The position offers an excellent opportunity to learn about the legal function within the asset management industry. The Americas Legal Department is part of a global Legal, Compliance and Governance function. Members of the Americas Legal Team have the industry and legal experience to identify critical issues, solve problems and help pave the way for Schroders' success in the Americas and throughout the firm. They provide high quality legal advice, transactional advice, regulatory advice, litigation oversight and advice on compliance and reputational issues. Our lawyers, along with other professionals, assist the business areas in launching new investment products for our clients and structuring transactions in order to capitalize on business opportunities while mitigating risk. Schroders’ Global Legal Team has professionals in New York, London, Paris, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Taiwan, Zurich and Singapore.

Responsibilities:
As an intern with the Americas Legal Team, you will use the knowledge and skills you’ve developed in class and apply those in a professional setting in order to further develop your career-related skills and competencies. Specifically, you will work with business and legal professionals and perform the following general corporate activities:
  • Set objectives for learning and for professional behavior (for example: acquiring new technical skills (iManage or Excel), building interpersonal skills (communicating effectively, managing your time, prioritizing and interacting with colleagues) and learning corporate and securities laws (within a global asset management firm);
  • Review our employee handbook, performance appraisal guide and the performance rating descriptions and guidance, so that you can form as view as to what it looks like to work for a professional organization;
  • Review Schroders’ values, as an example of the kinds of traits that large, global organizations might look for in their employees;
  • To the extent possible, participate in topical meetings and phone calls;
  • If available, attend webinars and write up summaries, discuss those webinars in a team meeting and follow up with any questions to clarify understanding.

Additionally, responsibilities to include the following (under direct supervision of legal team):
  • Legal research and writing;
  • Assist with contract review and negotiation;
  • Assisting with various legal department projects as needed;
  • Spending time with paralegals and lawyers to get hands-on experience.

Qualifications:
  • Completion of at least one year of law school
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; the ability to clearly articulate ideas
  • Highly motivated and adaptable; the ability to work on a team of diverse individuals
  • Proactive; the ability to respond creatively and quickly in a fast-paced, high-pressure, changing environment
  • Accurate and detail-oriented with sound judgment and integrity
  • Keen interest in asset management and financial markets

Schedule:
  • 3 days a week; 8 hours/day (as agreed between Schroders and selected Intern). Note this is a summer internship; exact start and end dates to be determined between Schroders and select intern.
  • Recruitment process
  • Online application form and CV
  • Online assessments
  • Video interview
  • Assessment center







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