Avangrid 2021 Summer 1 Year Law Student in CT, United States
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Date:Feb 19, 2021
AVANGRID, INC., an innovative and growing energy company, in conjunction with Murtha, Cullina, LLP, is providing a unique summer internship opportunity for a creative and ambitious first year law school student. The ideal candidate is a first-year law student with strong roots in Connecticut and an intention to practice law in Connecticut, who has an interest in practicing law in the Energy or utility fields, business law and has a personal commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. This unique Internship program provides two different opportunities; one that will allow you to learn about the energy industry and experience the legal work required of attorneys working for a leading sustainable energy company, as well as experience working in a law firm setting at Murtha Cullina. This opportunity is for a 10-week summer internship, with the first 5 weeks working in-house with the attorney of Avangrid Networks in the Avangrid office in Orange, CT (COVID-19 protocols permitting), and the second 5 weeks managed from Murtha’s Hartford or New Haven office and working with attorneys from Murtha’s Hartford, New Haven, Stamford and Boston offices. Should the Covid-19 pandemic restrict in-office placements, a portion or all of this internship may be hosted in a virtual environment.If you are in your first year of law school and are looking to broaden your skills sets and learn more about legal careers in energy, and are interested in furthering diversity and inclusion, apply today. Both AVANGRID and Murtha Cullina have a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion in the legal workplace and community, are members of the Lawyers’ Collaborative for Diversity (LCD) and are advertising this opportunity on the LCD website. For more information on AVANGRID, visitwww.avangrid.com. For more information about Murtha Cullina LLP, visitwww.murthalaw.com.Here’s what you’ll do:• Observe and work with internal attorneys on all legal matters that come before an energy company such as Avangrid, including regulatory matters, environmental law matters, litigation matters.• Work with the legal team to develop your legal analytical and drafting skills, learn about regulatory law as it pertains to utility companies and learn more about the business challenges and opportunities of a leading sustainable energy company.• Gain exposure to a wide range of legal issues that exist in the energy and utility law areas that are especially relevant in today’s environment while working in a corporate environment.• Gain experience in litigation, insurance recovery, labor and employment, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, construction, energy, health care, trusts and estates, intellectual property, real estate, land use and retail and hospitality while working in a law firm environment. What you need:Skills & Abilities:• Strong interpersonal, communication and time management skills• Self-motivated and able to work independently• Ability and desire to work in a team environment.• Ability to learn quickly• Ability to manage multiple priorities• Ability to work during the summer of 2021 in our respective offices, should the COVID restrictions allowEducation & Experience Required:• Currently in your first year pursuing a Law School degree at a Connecticut law school (or law school outside of Connecticut, if the student has strong roots in Connecticut and intends to practice law in this State)• Legally authorized to work in the United States without the requirement for future sponsorship
Application Process:Candidates should submit resume, cover letter, writing sample and transcripts by March 12, 2021. Selected candidates will be invited to a virtual interview with an offer anticipated to be extended by or before the end of Marc, 2021.#LI-1NO1#INDNO
Avangrid employees may be assigned a system emergency role and in the event of a system emergency, may be required to work outside of their regular schedule/job duties. This is applicable to employees that will work in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and New York within AVANGRD Network and Corporate functions. This does not include those that will work for Avangrid Renewables