This intern position offers an opportunity to work within the Legal Department of United Launch Alliance (ULA). This opportunity will offer challenges in the legal field that spans several states and jurisdictions. Interns will typically support one or more experienced legal professionals in performance of assignments, spend time shadowing actual operations, and have unique assignments that support larger projects as well as experience the day-to-day workings of the legal side of the aerospace industry. Interns may perform and/or participate in additional activities/events which help them build a strong network within the ULA community and with fellow interns.
A taxable housing/transportation stipend may be provided to obtain housing near the ULA work location if the successful candidate’s permanent home address and current college address are both greater than 50 miles from the assigned ULA work location.
Important: After a candidate applies to the appropriate requisition on-line and if the candidate meets the basic qualifications as listed, a member of the ULA staffing team may further screen resumes to determine which candidates meet the position basic qualifications (requirements). Those meeting all job basic qualifications and key preferred skills may be forwarded to the hiring manager for review. The manager will then review both the resume and transcript of a candidate prior to conducting a phone interview. Based on the results of the phone interviews, an offer for employment may be extended to the best qualified applicant as long as the candidate does not withdraw from consideration. The internship hiring process may take three to four months from the first contact a candidate has with a recruiter until a student is selected for an intern position.
Functional Job Description
Safety to Self and Others: Must be able to perform all assigned tasks in a safe manner. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to repetitive motion injuries due to keyboarding or to cuts and bruises due to typical office accidents.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use computer and office equipment and to use hands to type, manipulate, handle, and feel; reach with hands and arms; talk; and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is occasionally required to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close –vision and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment: The noise level in the work environment is typical of most office environments with telephones, personal interruptions, and background noises.
Mental Functions: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate verbally and in writing and use interpersonal skills. The employee is regularly required to prioritize, multitask, analyze, interpret, coordinate, compile, evaluate, synthesize, compute, problem solve, concentrate, and think critically. The employee is occasionally required to copy, instruct, and negotiate.
Judgment and Decision-Making: Work is regularly assigned by self, supervisor, and departmental staff. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to exercise prudent judgment, decision making, and analytical skills to determine manner and operational steps necessary to properly handle inquiries and perform daily tasks within professional standards. Decision making is guided by ULA policies and procedures.
All tasks described in the job description must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The duties and responsibilities listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of fundamental job duties and responsibilities does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment for the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Security Clearance / International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR) This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR). Therefore, all applicants must be U.S. Persons as defined in ITAR 120.15 (e.g., U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) or protected individual. Also see 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20) and 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) for additional information.)
ULA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other categories protected by law.
ULA is a participant in the federal E-Verify Program.
Posters in PDF format pertaining to this program can be accessed by clicking on the links identified below.
E-Verify Participation poster (English | Spanish ) and Right to Work poster (English | Spanish ).
External Additional Requirements
- United Launch Alliance (ULA) summer internships are 10 weeks in length.
- Applicant must meet ALL of the following qualifications to be considered for this position:
- You must be 18 years of age by the start of the summer internship assignment.
- You must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. Person
- You must have completed your 2nd year of law school at the start of the internship and enrolled in school for the fall of 2020.
- You must be planning on graduating with a Juris Doctor degree and entering the workforce on a full time basis after graduation.
- You must be able to complete an internship at the Centennial, Colorado office.
- ULA has a minimum law school GPA requirement of 2.90 on a 4.00 scale at the time of offer; cumulative, no rounding; or top third ranking.
- NOTE: To complete your application and be considered, you must submit your unofficial transcript. If you are selected for an internship, you must have a cumulative GPA of 2.90 or be in the top third ranking at the time of offer. Note that ULA only considers the cumulative GPA or ranking listed on the unofficial/official transcript provided by the institution that the candidate currently attends.
External Preferred Qualifications
- Interested in pursuing a long-term career in law
- Current or previous experience in Space, Engineering Public Policy, Government or Military
- Experience working independently and in a team environment
- Experience with effective communication skills (verbal and written; including presentation skills)
- Basic understanding of the U.S. Legal System
- Depending on your year in school, examples of completed coursework should include but not be limited to: Contracts, Corporations, Government Contracts, Administrative Law and Intellectual Property
- Experience with and ability to develop written content including graphics and charts
- Involvement and completion of class projects related to Law
- Experience with commercial or international business development, preferably in Space or Aerospace