Requisition Number: 2022-04-04099-0174-001
Job Title: Summer Intern
City: New York
State: NY
Shift: Monday - Friday 9AM - 6PM
Hours: 40

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is one of the world’s leading international law firms. The Firm was established in 1884 and has more than 1,000 lawyers. Headquartered in New York with offices in Beijing, Brussels, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, São Paulo, Tokyo and Washington, D.C., the Firm provides coordinated legal advice and transactional capability to clients around the globe. Cross-border finance, banking and bank regulation, mergers and acquisitions, securities issuance and regulation, project and asset based finance, real estate, asset management, joint ventures, taxation, litigation and dispute resolution are important aspects of the Firm’s practice.

Summer Intern

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Description/Job Summary

The Knowledge and Innovation Intern will support certain groups within the Knowledge Department which include Practice Innovation, Practice Technology, Knowledge Management (KM), Data Analytics, Research Services and a Managing Clerks Office.  The Knowledge Department explores and introduces new processes and legal technology, while providing actionable information, insights and resources to help our lawyers improve efficiency, client value and professional satisfaction. This position offers exposure to practice innovation, data analytics, technology assessment, implementation, championing, adoption and knowledge management in a law firm  

We seek proactive, self-motivated and tech-savvy law students with experience and interest in leveraging and promoting legal technology, data management, and change management. 

This is a paid summer internship and candidates may work virtually or in any of Simpson Thacher’s US locations. The position reports to the Director of Practice Innovation.

Responsibilities/Duties

  • Research and evaluate legal technology that promotes productivity and efficiency
  • Conduct market research and industry analysis and convey results to department leadership
  • Conduct bespoke training on the firm’s AI contract review analysis platform
  • Automate template contracts on the firm’s document automation tool
  • Work on data collection, review and visualization projects
  • Prepare presentations to firm lawyers to introduce and promote practice innovation solutions
  • Assist Practice Innovation Managers with successful delivery of training programs for attorney adoption of practice innovation technologies
  • Design and maintain internal KM marketing materials about the firm’s practice innovation tools, solutions and initiatives
  • Assist with development of user adoption campaigns and strategy
  • Champion Practice Innovation team’s efforts through attorney engagement, to raise team visibility
  • Create and refine written training material, such as PowerPoint training decks, and  Quick Reference Guides (QRCs).
  • Create and refine audio/video training materials.
  • Work on ad hoc and special projects as requested by the Practice Innovation team

Required Experience

  • Knowlegable about technology, data science, design thinking, project management, and/or process improvement.
  • Passionate about legal technology and evolving trends within the legal market
  • Advanced knowledge of core Microsoft Office applications (i.e., PowerPoint, Word, Excel)
  • Basic graphic design capabilities and familiarity with tools such as Canva, Adobe InDesign, etc.
  • Experience using screen capture tools such as Snagit, Snip & Sketch, etc. for creating presentations and documentation.
  • Experience using audio/video tools such as Camtasia, Filmora, Vimeo, etc. for creating and editing short video materials for various audiences
  • Strong project management skills and ability to  prioritize work to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment; time management skills and the ability to work on multiple projects with limited supervision
  • Experience authoring editorial and marketing communications; ability to deliver compelling messaging and produce quality and creative written communications and presentations
  • Proven analytical capabilities
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build rapport with both attorneys and non-attorney professionals at the firm through verbal and written communication
  • Positive attitude, team player, with hard-working and proactive nature
  • Sound judgment with respect to confidential and sensitive information
  • Coding experience preferred

Required Education

  • Currently enrolled in law school

Preferred Education

  • Completed first or second year of law school preferred
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