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Summer Associate - Legal Intern

  • GE Capital
  • Co-op/Intern
  • Posted 2/8/2018 12:54:58 AM
  • 3058506
  • Job Function: Legal
  • Business Segment: Capital Aviation Financial Services
Location(s): United States; Connecticut; Norwalk


About Us:
At GE Capital we’re not just bankers, we’re builders.
Headquartered in Norwalk Connecticut, GE Capital is one of the world’s largest providers of credit and expertise.
For more than 1 million businesses, GE Capital provides financing to purchase, lease and distribute equipment, as
well as capital for real estate and corporate acquisitions, refinancings and restructurings. GE Capital operates in a
number of industries, from airlines, healthcare and energy financing to fleet, franchise and middle market
corporate finance. For approximately 80 million consumers, GE Capital offers credit cards and retail sales finance
programs. GE Capital is an extension of GE's rich heritage of building and supporting growth, providing customers
with insight, knowledge and expertise in addition to financing. At GE, developing people is embedded in our
culture and integral to our growth. Join us and you’ll find yourself part of a dynamic team full of professional
challenges and opportunities.

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:
GE Capital is offering a limited number of internship positions for first-year law students. The legal internship program will run for ten weeks during the summer of 2018. The interns will work on a diverse mix of assignments with senior lawyers at GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS). Based in Norwalk, Connecticut, Summer Associate will work with the GECAS Legal Department on a range of transactional, project and policy matters in the commercial aviation finance & leasing business.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Internships will vary in scope depending on the matters assigned by senior GECAS lawyers. 
  • Internships are full-time for the Summer of 2018. 
  • All internships will provide exposure to a range of GECAS matters, and interns will be asked to participate in various projects related to the organization. 
  • For each assignment, the assigning GE Capital lawyer will provide clear deliverables and action items in advance and will be accessible for the duration of the assignment. 
  • There will also be a number of professional development opportunities which will permit interns to network with other GE Capital lawyers, as well as their external counsel.


Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree.
    First-year (anticipated graduating class of 2020-21) JD candidate currently enrolled at an accredited U.S. law school. 
  • Minimum overall current GPA of 3.0 on a scale up to 4.0 (transcript will be required prior to commencement of internship). 
  • Previous work/internship experience in a law firm, in-house legal department or other office environment. 
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications.  

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: 
  • MUST be able to satisfy the requirements of Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.
    MUST be at least 18 years of age. 
  • MUST be willing to comply with pre-employment screening, including but not limited to, drug testing and background check. 
  • MUST be willing to work out of an office located in Norwalk, CT. 
  • MUST be willing to work a minimum of 10 weeks between the months of June and August, 2018 (consecutive weeks preferred). 
  • MUST be willing to work a minimum of 40 hours per week.

    Legal authorization to work in the United States is required. 
  • We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.


Desired Characteristics:
  • Local area student. 
  • Strong proficiency with MS Word, Excel and/or PowerPoint. 
  • Strong ability and desire to learn new areas of the law and work on a diverse range of assignments. 
  • Detail-oriented, thorough, proactive; works well in a team setting. 
  • Possesses an interest in understanding corporate in-house practice.


Locations: United States; Connecticut; Norwalk

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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