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General Counsel Internship - Summer 2018

Thomson Reuters Exception 1/13/2018 5:09:55 PM Eagan, MN United States of America
Job Description

Are you a current law student who enjoys working on complex issues? Are you looking to leverage your legal know-how as you continue to build and refine your research, writing and analytical skills? Are you interested in gaining hands-on experience in a corporate environment while building your professional network? If so, Thomson Reuters has the internship for you.

We are currently seeking motivated law students for a full-time summer internship in our Eagan, MN office. As an intern, you will assist with a variety of projects across the Office of General Counsel, including conducting legal research on topics related to intellectual property, customer contracting and other areas of law.

Additional responsibilities may include drafting contract templates, reviewing contract exceptions, assisting in the review of government contract terms, proposal writing, entry of contracts to our contract management system, and knowledge management resource development.


  • Conduct legal and factual research and draft memoranda and analysis
  • Prepare legal analysis for submission to members of the General Counsel leadership team
  • Draft and review customer contract templates; interpret and summarize terms and conditions of existing contracts
  • Become acquainted with Legal department business processes and highlight opportunities for automation and process improvement
  • Support the Legal department staff on projects and tasks as needed

Skills & Profile:

  • Legal drafting skills
  • Proven legal research skills (Westlaw experience highly preferred)
  • Intellectual property and technology law experience a plus
  • Ability to work proactively and effectively within a fast-paced, complex, and dynamic environment
  • Strong attention to detail
  • High levels of self-direction, self-motivation and energy
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to effectively relate to and build relationships with all levels of staff


  • Completion of second year of ABA-accredited law school
  • Excellent undergraduate and law school academic credentials
  • Strong computer abilities, including use of Microsoft Office products (Word and Excel is highly preferred)

++ This summer internship requires a full-time commitment from late May/early June through mid- to late August, with a potential opportunity to extend into the fall and spring. Thomson Reuters will not sponsor applicants for work visas for this position now or in the future. ++

At Thomson Reuters, we believe what we do matters. We are passionate about our work, inspired by the impact it has on our business and our customers. As a team, we believe in winning as one - collaborating to reach shared goals, and developing through challenging and meaningful experiences. With more than 45,000 employees in more than 100 countries, we work flexibly across boundaries and realize innovations that help shape industries around the world. Making this happen is a dynamic, evolving process, and we count on each employee to be a catalyst in driving our performance - and their own.

As a global business, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under country or local law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.

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Eagan-Minnesota-United States of America
Req #: JREQ097802
Locations: Eagan-Minnesota-United States of America
Job Function: Exception
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