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Title: Legal Intern, Summer 2021Location: Houston, Texas (Clear Lake Office)Voted one of the Nation's Best and Brightest Companies to Work for, Kuraray America, Inc. (KAI) is a global leader in specialty chemical, fiber, and resin production. With top-of-the-line research and production facilities and a vast network of supply from around the world, Kuraray leads the industry in specialty dental, fiber, resin, and elastomer products. Kuraray America is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kuraray Company, Ltd. Based in Tokyo, Japan. Kuraray has operations in 28 countries and employs more than 10,000 employees, including over 800 in the United States.Why Kuraray:Kuraray is building a better tomorrow, today. Our team members are dedicated to expanding our business with committed professionals who share essential values such as integrity, excellence, teamwork and accountability. Internship Summary:Kuraray's paid internship program allows students the opportunity to obtain valuable, applicable work experience in a fast-paced, and challenging environment. The program blends real-world experience with an extensive overview of legal and compliance matters. Knowledgeable mentors will provide guidance as you gain professional hands-on experience. The internship will be three to four months in duration for the summer of 2021 with flexible start dates. Student interns must be able to work full time. The program will provide hybrid/remote work opportunities for some positions where students will be able to work part of the time from their home and from the office. The internship will be split between a major project and daily tasks. No Housing will be provided as part of the internship.Responsibilities:We are seeking motivated candidates looking to experience the day-to-day life in a fast-paced corporate legal department supporting national and global operations. You will experience real life business situations and work on projects alongside our employees, all the while learning relevant skills that will assist you in your future career. You will be involved in a variety of real-life tasks, including: Assisting in conducting a Risk AssessmentAssisting with development and revision of several policies and programs related to compliance and regulatory matters to meet the practical needs of Kuraray while ensuring compliance with the various applicable laws.Preparing training materialsReview/Renew Contracts with Outside CounselConducting research on assigned issues, analyzing information, and summarizing findingsConducting comparative legal analyses on a range of issues in a given area, identifying legal and policy issues, researching relevant precedents, and proposing appropriate solutionsParticipating in projects to provide legal and compliance support Qualifications:Currently enrolled in an accredited law school, pursuing a JD as 1st or 2nd year law studentCompleted at least one year of law school before beginning internship Strong academic performance (prefer minimum 3.0/4.0 GPA) and extracurricular achievement Experience in Microsoft Office SuiteDemonstrated communication and leadership skills Exceptional interpersonal skills and proven track record of adaptability, innovation, initiative and integrityMust have legal U.S. working authorization to participate in the program Must successfully pass pre-employment screening process Must be at least 18 years of age Please apply online at: America, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer AA M/F/disability/protected veteran statusNo third party candidates accepted.
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