Position Overview:
Affinity Plus is excited to kick-off our 2023 Summer Internship Program. This program will provide Interns with the opportunity to work within their area of career focus while interacting with teams to expand organizational knowledge. Credit unions operate in one of the most heavily regulated industries. Maintaining compliant processes and procedures is critical to mitigating risks, including legal risks. This project will be a series of smaller projects focused on reviewing processes and procedures for potential compliance and legal issues and risks. The intern will get the chance to experience working in a corporate legal setting. The intern will utilize legal research and analysis skills, including reviewing statutes, regulations, and case law. It will also provide an opportunity for an intern to hone their communication skills as they provide information and advice to stakeholders in the credit union.

What you can expect from us:
  • 10-week paid summer internship
  • Meaningful project work that will provide value to you and the organization
  • Assigned mentor(s) to work with you one-on-one
  • Interaction with leaders and teams across Affinity Plus
  • Collaboration with other interns
  • Ability to expand upon your education/knowledge with real-life hands-on experience
  • Ability to work on a team, as well as own individual accountabilities/ responsibilities

What we are seeking in an intern:
  • Must be currently enrolled in law school with at least one full year of law school experience
  • Ability to conduct legal research and analysis including analyzing case law
  • Critical thinking skills and the ability to look at current procedures and processes, identify gaps and risks, and make recommendations
  • Ability to work remote primarily and be in-person at times for meetings, events, training and connections
  • Aptitude to work independently as well as part of a team and ability to collaborate with others
  • Time Management skills and the ability to prioritize workload based on department and project needs
  • Flexibility to adapt and succeed in a dynamic environment
  • Ability to communicate legal concept to non-attorneys
  • Working knowledge and proficiency in Microsoft word, Excel and Westlaw

Workplace Environment:
  • Sitting 90-95% and standing 5-10%
  • Working at a computer 98% of the day
  • Bending, twisting, kneeling, stooping, or crouching when appropriate, on occasion
  • Repetitive movements, including but not limited to typing, using a mouse, phones, etc.
  • Lift, carry, push or pull up to approximately up to 20 pounds with or without accommodations

Required Work Schedule:
  • Primarily Monday through Friday business hours with a willingness to work a flexible schedule as needed on evenings or weekends.
  • The Internship will be mostly remote with occasional days on-site in St. Paul, MN for meetings, collaboration and any other required events.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)