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Internship

Legal Intern - Summer 2024

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Equity Residential

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🚀 Summer Internship

Chicago

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Summer Internship

Legal•Chicago

Description

OVERVIEW OF THE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM:

  • A first-hand experience of day-to-day life at a REIT and resources to learn the programs/tools and processes used in the industry.
  • Perform research and prepare reports on assigned topics and/or projects.
  • May create or update systems or databases for specific department needs. 
  • Present project results to department personnel or management. 
  • Work collaboratively across EQR departments and functions to establish and update a strategic plan that maximizes value and enhances returns for every asset within the portfolio.
  • Represent Equity Residential in a professional manner at all times. Consistently maintains a professional courteous attitude when dealing with residents, coworkers and the general public.

Requirements

  • Interest in pursuing a career in a legal related field and pursuing a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Ability to effectively and objectively communicate and work with internal and external customers, as well as strong organizational skills and a keen eye for detail.
  • Must be comfortable working autonomously and multi-tasking in a fast paced environment with changing deadlines.
  • Excellent writing, research, and problem solving skills are strongly preferred.
  • Familiarity and previous experience with Microsoft Excel and Google Applications (Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Sheets) preferred.
  • Unrestricted authorization to work in the United States (currently, we are not offering this program under OPT or CPT or sponsoring work visas for these roles).
  • Organized, Flexible, and Adaptable. You have a keen eye for detail and pride yourself on delivering quality work. You multitask well, re-prioritize accordingly, and meet deadlines consistently. You keep your cool during stressful situations, remain resilient, and quickly find solutions in order to meet the changing needs and priorities of the business.
  • A Collaborator and Trusted Team Player. You enjoy partnering with others —whether internal or external— and build constructive working relationships that foster cooperation in order to get work done and deliver great results. You are united with teammates and follow through on commitments.
  • A Strong Communicator. Your writing and speaking skills are clear, articulate, and effective, demonstrating your ability to interact with all levels and helping you connect well with others.
  • Creative. You like thinking outside the box to come up with smart solutions to new challenges, and you embrace the opportunity to live in the gray.
  • A Solution-Oriented Team Player. You are united with teammates and follow through on commitments.
  • Passionate. Motivated. Eager to Learn. You ask smart questions, challenge the status quo, and regularly seek to understand. You invest extra energy to reach your goals.

Education requirements

Currently Studying
Bachelors

Area of Responsibilities

Legal

Responsibilities

  • Work primarily on Labor, Employment and Fair Housing matters and assist on small claims and subpoenas.
  • Shadow the paralegal and attorney on meetings with clients, outside counsel, inside counsel and administrative agencies.
  • Conduct interviews of legal department staff to learn about the various areas of legal practice.
  • Participate in witness interviews and court preparation.
  • Create chronologies for ongoing cases.
  • Assist in gathering documents in response to document subpoenas and discovery requests.
  • Draft and organize various correspondence and documents.
  • Research potential legal issues in various matters.
  • Additional involvement in other types of legal issues, including but not limited to operational and risk management issues and class action and general liability litigation.
  • Network and engage with key stakeholders across the organization to establish and accomplish key deliverables.

Details

Work type

Full time

Work mode

office

Location

Chicago