This summer term full-time clerkship is an opportunity to gain public service experience and be part of the in-house legal team at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. We are seeking a law student who is eager to deepen their understanding of the Federal Reserve System, the central bank of the United States. The intern will be exposed to multiple internal client departments as well as different areas of the legal practice within the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.
This position is responsible for conducting legal research; drafting legal memoranda; supporting the in-house functions of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston; and interacting with members of the legal department and participating in meetings.
• Research and analyze various legal resources and authorities, e.g. case law, statutes and regulations, regulatory guidance, congressional/legislative history, and legal treatises.
• Track and/or monitor pertinent legislation, legislative and regulatory developments, media/press reports and information, and cases; report as requested or assigned.
• Handle personal and confidential material.
• Prepare legal memoranda, reports, and varied other written documentation, properly and thoroughly citing sources/legal authority.
• Relay and discuss legal information, and research results and analysis, to Legal Department colleagues and clients, both face-to-face and as otherwise may be requested or appropriate.
• Attend select legal conference calls, meetings, seminars and webinars on pertinent topics and provide notes or de-briefings as requested or appropriate.
Perform other duties as assigned.
This position is not required to directly supervise other employees.
Knowledge and Experience:
Applicants must have completed their first year of law school by the beginning of the internship, which is typically in late May. Applicants must generally be available for web-based videoconference interviews during January and February of 2021, which will likely be conducted via WebEx.
Candidates must supply a cover letter, résumé, and transcript. Undergraduate transcripts are acceptable if first-semester law school grades are not yet available, but all applicants must submit first-semester law school transcripts as soon as they are available.
Applicants should have outstanding academic records, evidence of strong research and writing skills, an interest in and commitment to public sector employment, maturity, and personal achievement.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace and to provide equal employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, disability, or military service.
All employees assigned to this position will be subject to FBI fingerprint/ criminal background and Patriot Act/ Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) watch list checks at least once every five years.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work required of this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or skills associated with this position or the personnel so classified. While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of this position, management reserves the right to revise this or any job description at its discretion at any time.