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2024 Summer Legal Associate - JD Internship Program
U.S. Bank

Charlotte, NC, USA

$ 30,000-100,000 Yearly Banking Internship North Carolina
At U.S. Bank, we’re on a journey to do our best. Helping the customers and businesses we serve to make better and smarter financial decisions and enabling the communities we support to grow and succee...

Posted 2 months ago

U.S. Bank

2024 Summer Legal Associate - JD Internship Program

Charlotte, NC, USA

$ 30,000-100,000 Yearly Banking Internship North Carolina

Posted 2 months ago

Full Job Description:

At U.S. Bank, we’re on a journey to do our best. Helping the customers and businesses we serve to make better and smarter financial decisions and enabling the communities we support to grow and succeed. We believe it takes all of us to bring our shared ambition to life, and each person is unique in their potential. A career with U.S. Bank gives you a wide, ever-growing range of opportunities to discover what makes you thrive at every stage of your career. Try new things, learn new skills and discover what you excel at—all from Day One.

Job Description

U.S. Bank’s Law Division is offering a unique opportunity for a law student to get practical experience in an in-house legal department of a major financial services company in the summer of 2024. The position will be in the Office of the Corporate Secretary legal team within U.S. Bank’s Law Division and will be based in either our Minneapolis or Charlotte offices. Additionally, our summer position has the potential for additional training and permanent hire post law school graduation. This program is in its third year, and the student will also have the opportunity to collaborate and interact with attorneys in the Law Division who have previously participated in the program as well as other interns, externs, and fellows.


Why U.S. Bank?

Headquartered in Minneapolis, with a presence across the globe, we’re passionate about helping customers and the communities where we live and work. As the fifth-largest bank in the United States, we are one of the country's most respected, innovative and successful financial institutions. We’re committed to doing the right thing, making smart changes and collaborating for the good of our customers, communities and other stakeholders – and especially for the good of one another. We’re proud to be recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as a 2023 World's Most Ethical Company® for nine years running and included on DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity. At U.S. Bank, you’ll be empowered with the tools you need to succeed in your role and grow your career.

Why The Office of the Corporate Secretary?

The Office of the Corporate Secretary is responsible for corporate governance matters and support of the U.S. Bancorp Board of Directors, as well as advising on the proxy statement, executive compensation, and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) matters. Among other duties, the Office of the Corporate Secretary assists and advises on subsidiary governance and management, leads the preparation of the proxy statement in connection with the company’s annual meeting of shareholders, leads the shareholder engagement process, and collaborates with the ESG Program Office and other internal stakeholders on ESG issues, including the formulation of ESG policy and disclosure as well as helping manage ESG-related investor engagements. As an intern, you will work with our attorneys and other legal professionals to support these important corporate functions. 

What you’ll gain through the Summer Legal Program 

Our 10-week paid legal program is dynamic and tailored to your interests. We think you should spend time doing something you love at a place you’re proud to work.

As an intern, you’ll:

  • Explore the daily activities of an in-house legal attorney at a major financial institution
  • Get hands-on experience addressing legal questions impacting business decisions
  • Interact with senior leaders in the U.S. on business issues with potential legal implications
  • Get paired with a formal mentor and connect with internal U.S. Bank attorneys supporting a variety of business and legal practice areas
  • Participate in social and professional development activities
  • Collaborate with other attorneys and business lines with diverse professional and personal backgrounds
  • Work with legal teams that take an active role in supporting communities where the Bank has operations and other business
  • Develop business acumen


  • Conduct legal research and draft guidance for internal clients
  • Monitor and advise on legal, regulatory and policy developments affecting the Bank
  • Conduct peer company benchmarking and assist with updating processes and procedures.

Legal Services Leadership Development Program

Upon successful completion of the summer legal program and your graduation from law school, you’ll be eligible to convert into our Legal Services Development Program. During the12-month development program, you’ll:

  • Continue development through tailored and intentional training to develop core competencies and legal skills
  • Engage with leadership through mentoring opportunities
  • Experience a variety of strategic assignments within the Office of the Corporate Secretary that will challenge you
  • Engage in project work to help move business strategies forward
  • Meet and present to senior leadership

Upon successful completion of the program, you may be permanently placed in a role within the Office of the Corporate Secretary legal team.

Basic qualifications

  • Pursuing a Juris Doctorate, minimum 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or B average
  • Completion of 2L year prior to the start of the 2023 Summer Legal Program

Preferred qualifications

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to think and work independently
  • Open to receiving dynamic on-the-job training
  • Interest in an in-house legal career after law school, especially financial services, corporate governance and/or ESG matters.  

If there’s anything we can do to accommodate a disability during any portion of the application or hiring process, please refer to our disability accommodations for applicants

Learn how the way we work at U.S. Bank drives meaningful relationships with our customers and collaboration across the company.


Our approach to benefits and total rewards considers our team members’ whole selves and what may be needed to thrive in and outside work. That's why our benefits are designed to help you and your family boost your health, protect your financial security and give you peace of mind. Our benefits include the following (some may vary based on role, location or hours):

  • Healthcare (medical, dental, vision)
  • Basic term and optional term life insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Pregnancy disability and parental leave
  • 401(k) and employer-funded retirement plan
  • Paid vacation (from two to five weeks depending on salary grade and tenure)
  • Up to 11 paid holiday opportunities
  • Adoption assistance
  • Sick and Safe Leave accruals of one hour for every 30 worked, up to 80 hours per calendar year unless otherwise provided by law

EEO is the Law

U.S. Bank is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse workforce. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status, among other factors. Applicants can learn more about the company’s status as an equal opportunity employer by viewing the federal KNOW YOUR RIGHTS EEO poster. 


U.S. Bank participates in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security E-Verify program in all facilities located in the United States and certain U.S. territories. The E-Verify program is an Internet-based employment eligibility verification system operated by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Learn more about the E-Verify program.

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