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Title:  Legal Intern, New York City




Requisition ID: 78641


Join the Global Community of Scotiabankers to help customers become better off.




The 2020 Scotiabank Summer Internship program is designed to provide undergraduate and graduate students with a stimulating and challenging opportunity in a growing organization. Students will gain first hand exposure to careers within the bank by working within one of our divisions located in the heart of the Financial District in New York City.

Our 11 week internship will provide hands on experience to various aspects of our international bank by working closely with experienced professionals. We are looking for students that want to use their qualitative and quantitative skills and connect what they learn in the classroom to real life assignments and projects.

You will get involved in ongoing business projects and work side by side with our professionals. You will be encouraged to speak up and take initiative on specific projects and be part of an amazing team. The program will also include personal development opportunities such as Lunch & Learns, a mentorship program and other team building activities to enhance your experience over the summer.


The Legal Intern will be a core member of the U.S. Legal Department by providing support to the department’s transactional, litigation, and corporate secretarial functions.

• Transactional – assisting counsel with drafting, reviewing and negotiating a variety of contracts, such as non-disclosure/confidentiality agreements, third-party vendor agreements, and lending agreements.

• Litigation – assisting counsel with managing new and ongoing litigation and regulatory inquiries and investigations and responding to subpoenas and other legal processes.

• Corporate Secretarial Functions – providing support to the Corporate Secretary with governance of U.S. subsidiaries and preparing for board meetings.


• Currently pursuing a JD degree at an ABA accredited law school

• Strong record of academic and extracurricular achievements

• Proven interest in Global Capital Markets and banking

• Strong written and verbal communication skills

• Strong analytical and problem solving skills

• Demonstrated ability to quickly adapt to new situations

• Strong work ethic and ability to work both autonomously and within a team


We encourage you to submit a cover letter indicating your interest in the position and a resume complete with your current overall GPA in a single PDF document to the resume section of the online application.

• If you were referred by one of our Scotiabankers, please include the name of the employee on the application.

• To qualify for this program, all applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship, now or in the future.

• Deadline January 31, 2020.


Location(s):  United States : New York : New York City 

As Canada's International Bank, we are a diverse and global team. We speak more than 100 languages with backgrounds from more than 120 countries. Our employees are committed to a superior customer experience and use the Bank’s six guiding sales practice principles to ensure they act with honesty and integrity.


At Scotiabank, we value the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to the Bank, and are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone. If you require accommodation (including, but not limited to, an accessible interview site, alternate format documents, ASL Interpreter, or Assistive Technology) during the recruitment and selection process, please let our Recruitment team know. If you require technical assistance, please click here. Candidates must apply directly online to be considered for this role. We thank all applicants for their interest in a career at Scotiabank; however, only those candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

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