Law Department (Regulatory Group) Intern
Sallie Mae is proud to help Americans aspiring to create the life they want–whether that means helping them make college happen, or something more. Our colleagues across departments and across the country are united in our passion and our customer-first approach. Whether you want to join a growing company, be part of an agile workforce, or gain new skills–you’re in the right place.
The Sallie Mae Internship program seeks to attract and develop exceptional early talent while adding value to our organization. Our goal is to tie academic learning into a practical business setting while fostering professional and personal growth within a student’s area of focus.
Over the course of the semester, interns will gain exposure to senior leaders, attend meetings, work alongside mentors, and receive valuable performance feedback.
The Sallie Mae Legal Department represents the legal interests of the SLM Corporation, SLM Bank and all their affiliates, subsidiaries, and business units. The Department’s overall goal is to provide legal, practical, and business advice that facilitates the enterprise’s business objectives and minimizes risk. The Department is divided into practice areas including Banking/Regulatory, Litigation, Transaction Services, Human Resources, Corporate Secretary, and Finance. The Legal Intern would be working primarily with the Banking/Regulatory group with assignments to other practice areas of interest.
- Assist in preparing worklog submissions or other clerical duties
- Prepare and deliver written and oral presentations to supervising attorneys
- Provide legal research support various projects, including licensing, validation, or survey projects
- Review and update state and federal databases
- Assist with tracking proposed and enacted consumer and banking legislation
- Currently enrolled in an accredited college or university
- Level: graduate (Law School)
- Open to students who have completed first year of law school.
- Minimum Cumulative GPA of 3.0
- Available to work up to 40 hours per week between 6/01/21and 8/21/21 – Summer Term
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Strong communication skills
¨ Excellent interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills with individuals at all levels.
¨ Excellent administrative skills including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and web-based applications.
¨ Strong follow through and multi-tasking skills, and attention to detail.
¨ Excellent research skills on legal databases.
¨ Legal authorization to work in the United States without requiring sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g. H-1B status) now or in the future is required.
¨ We do not have a preference for local candidates. We do value diversity and support interviewing and hiring practices that promote women and minority inclusion.
¨ Although the preference is for an on-site internship program, this position is eligible for remote work.