Legal Intern

TDS Telecom Madison , WI 53706

Posted 3 months ago

Overview

TDS Telecom is seeking a Legal Intern to work closely with the five attorneys within TDS Telecom's Legal Department, which provides legal services to TDS Telecom and its subsidiaries as well as TDS Telecom's sister company, OneNeck IT Solutions

Targeted Start Date: January 2020

Schedule: We offer flexible scheduling because we understand that school comes first. You would get to work 10-15 hours per week during the school year with potential to work full-time during the summer months

Why Join TDS Telecom?

  • TDS has an Intern Employee Resource Group (ERG) with the purpose to support a diverse and inclusive community of interns by providing resources for development, opportunities for internal advancement and forums to connect with other interns. This group meets once a month and allows you to hear from other interns about their projects as well as leaders within the organization about their team. They host networking events to get you connected within the organization with the goal of finding fulltime employment within TDS by graduation. Additionally, there are monthly social events with other interns throughout the Madison area

  • An employer that places priority on employee development and training with a key focus on internal promotion

  • Company culture emphasizes ethics & promotes a healthy life/work balance with a business casual work environment

  • A challenging, fast-paced environment due to the continually evolving nature of the telecommunications industry and related technology

  • Opportunity to work with talented and dedicated team members committed to each individual's success

  • TDS Telecom actively supports many local charities, University of Wisconsin activities, and community events and encourages all employees to participate in volunteer opportunities

  • Obtain frequent exposure to, and interaction with, management across TDS Telecom

About TDS Telecom

TDS Telecom, headquartered in Madison, Wis., employs nearly 2,700 people and is a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS], a Fortune 1000 company. Founded in 1969, TDS Inc. employs 9,400 people and has approximately six million connections nationwide through its businesses U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecom, OneNeck IT Solutions LLC, and TDS Broadband Service. TDS Inc. has been named to several Forbes lists, including America's Best Employers for Diversity, Best Large Employers, and Best Employers for Women. Visit tdstelecom.com.

Responsibilities

We anticipate that the legal intern will have the opportunity to assist with some or all of the following activities, under the close supervision of and in conjunction with the TDS Telecom attorneys

  • Research/review/analyze legal issues and questions submitted by internal departments on topics ranging from contract negotiation and drafting, employment/HR issues, state and federal regulation, government contracting, privacy/HIPAA/GDPR, and commercial real estate transactions;

  • Review and revise corporate contracts and participate in contract negotiations;

  • Review and revise corporate contract templates;

  • Review and analyze existing customer contracts and implement compliance plans;

  • Review and suggest improvements to the company's legal processes, procedures and policies; and

  • Research/review/analyze Federal Acquisition Regulations and other rules and regulations that apply to federal government (sub)contractors.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled as a JD student or accepted to an accredited law school

Other Qualifications

  • 1+ years of experience with Microsoft Office

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skil

  • Ability to work independently

  • Detail oriented

  • Strong analytical problem solving skills and critical thinking

  • Ability to plan and organize multiple tasks and problem solve

  • Solid work ethic and demonstrated ability to meet deadlines

  • Previous work experience in a business or corporate setting

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