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Legal Research Intern (Part-Time)

  • GE Corporate
  • Entry-Level
  • Posted 11/8/2017 6:53:17 PM
  • 3021280
  • Job Function: Legal
  • Business Segment: Corporate Business Innovations
Location(s): United States; Massachusetts; Boston


About Us:
Avitas Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of GE, the world’s Digital Industrial Company. At GE and Avitas we are transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, Avitas delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industrial inspection.

Avitas offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. Avitas is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Role Summary:
Avitas Systems provides advanced inspection services, data ingestion and analysis, and intelligent predictive maintenance forecasting for industry assets such as refineries, pipelines, wells, etc. Ours is an exciting, fast-paced, environment that leverages leading-edge automated inspection technologies such as robotics and UAVs, Cloud-based IOT computing, and deep machine learning to create a safer, more efficient energy future.

Essential Responsibilities:
The Legal Research Intern will be responsible for assisting the team in discovering and documenting current US Federal and State reporting requirements for the oil and gas (and potentially other) industries. This information will help drive our inspection services and data ingestion requirements and will allow us to bring new technologies to market.

In the role of Legal Research Intern (Part-Time) you will:

  • Use tools and plans provided, research, determine, and document all US Federal and State reporting requirements affecting oil and gas industry as pertain to 1) asset inspections; 2) emissions, and 3) adverse events (spills, leaks, damage). For each specified regulatory oversight agency (e.g., EPA, OSHA, BSEE, individual states, determine: 1) which reports are required; 2) under what conditions; 3) under what schedule.
  • Locate, obtain copies of, catalog, and store, all US Federal and State reports described above (potentially 600-700).
  • Review and provide analysis of the contents of said reports, as directed

    Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 1 year completed in an accredited law school

    Desired Characteristics:
  • Superior research, comprehension, and interpretive skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Understanding of and ability to interpret US federal and state regulatory guidelines (e.g., US Code of Federal Regulations-CFRs)
  • Knowledge of US Environmental Law a big plus
  • Knowledge of US oil and gas industries a plus
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, File Sharing (e.g., DropBox), and advanced internet search techniques
  • Passion for technology
  • Outgoing and team-oriented
  • Will consider students from other disciplines with demonstrated strong regulatory or technical research background

    Locations: United States; Massachusetts; Boston

    GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

    GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion​ of a background investigation and drug screen.


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