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Houston - Staff - Attorney Recruiting & Development Intern (Summer 2018)

Office: Houston
Department: Attorney Recruiting & Development
Reports to: Attorney Recruiting & Development Coordinator
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Schedule: Core Hours:  9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, Additional hours as needed      

For consideration please email your resume and cover letter, indicating the job title and location in the subject line, to staffrecruiter@akingump.com.

General Summary: 

Under the direct supervision of the Attorney Recruiting & Development Coordinator and following prescribed department, office and firm procedures, the Attorney Recruiting & Development Intern is responsible for providing day-to-day administrative support and assistance to the Attorney Recruiting & Development Department.  The Attorney Recruiting & Development Intern is expected to perform all responsibilities with a commitment to providing superior service to the firm’s attorneys, advisors and staff, and maintaining an atmosphere of teamwork and continuous improvement.  Above all, the Attorney Recruiting & Development Intern must fulfill the needs of the firm in a manner which is consistent with the Firm’s Core Values.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (Duties are performed throughout every work day, as necessary):

  • 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 Houston 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.
  • Additional tasks and projects as needed.

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Competencies:

  • Ability to read, write and speak English
  • 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 maintaining confidentiality of client, office and department information, and adhering to the Firm’s Core Values
  • Commitment to the office and firm
  • Commitment to professional growth and development
  • Ability to work extended hours, especially during recruiting peak seasons

Educational Qualifications/Job Experience Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Enrolled in accredited university or college
  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • Must have personal transportation

 

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