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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP Intern (Attorney Recruiting & Development) in New York, New York

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 900 lawyers in offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. We are currently seeking an enthusiastic college student or recent college graduate for an Internship in the Attorney Recruiting & Development department of the New York office reporting directly to the Attorney Recruiting & Development Manager.

This internship is an opportunity for college students seeking a robust and challenging summer intern experience. This is your chance to work amongst accomplished attorneys and staff in one of the world’s most respected law firms. We are looking for enthusiastic college students who are highly motivated to contribute to our firm by providing day-to-day administrative support and assistance to the Attorney Recruiting & Development department.

Key responsibilities of this position include:

  • Assist Attorney Recruiting & Development department managing and sorting department mail and answering department phones as needed

  • Compile and maintain candidate data charts and files for on-campus and in-office interviews

  • Prepare on-campus give-away boxes and manage distribution

  • Assist with preparation of on-campus interview binders

  • Conduct research on market data

  • File resumes, letters and other recruiting materials as needed, and create and maintain departmental files

  • Assist with all aspects of the New York summer program as well as various attorney training, diversity and orientation programs

  • Assist with preparation of materials, copying of documents, and tracking attendance for summer program, diversity and attorney development programs and events as needed

  • Assist with scheduling and preparing conference and meeting rooms for department events

  • Prepare materials and assist with special projects for various office committees

  • Assist with miscellaneous projects as needed

  • Assist with firmwide initiatives as needed

Qualifications (Experience, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities):

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Enrolled in accredited university or college

  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint

  • Familiarity with database applications

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to read, comprehend and follow instructions

  • Ability to communicate with attorneys and staff in an effective manner

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and adjust to changing priorities in a professional manner

  • Willingness and ability to assume new tasks and responsibilities

  • Strong service orientation and an ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers, office and firm management, vendors, and law school personnel

  • Ability to work well under pressure, motivate self, facilitate creative solutions, and meet deadlines and milestones for projects assigned

  • Commitment to professional growth and development

  • Ability to work extended hours, especially during recruiting peak seasons

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