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2024 Legal Summer Internship

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

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San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, January 13, 2024


Federal Reserve Bank of San FranciscoThe Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco believes in the diversity of our people, ideas, and experiences and we are committed to building an inclusive culture that is representative of the communities we serve.

The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (SF Fed) is one of Twelve Reserve Banks responsible for setting the nation’s monetary policy, serving as the fiscal agent for the United States Treasury and supervising banking institutions, ensuring their stability and compliance with banking regulations. Our headquarters are in San Francisco, and we serve the largest geographic district in the Federal Reserve System with branch offices in Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland, Salt Lake City, and Phoenix.

Invest in your future and consider joining the SF Fed Internship Program. Our paid internship program will offer you the opportunity to work on projects that support the Bank’s mission of strengthening the nation’s economy and communities. You’ll partner with a talented team of attorneys and learn how to serve as a practical and trusted advisor to a diverse range of business clients.

The SF Fed Legal Group provides counsel and strategic legal support to all SF Fed business groups. We're on top of what's happening in the world around us so that we can act as thought partners on emerging issues and provide practical legal strategies.

Our intern will use their legal training, creativity, and practical problem-solving skills to help answer cutting-edge questions in real time. The position will provide the opportunity to gain meaningful experience in an in-house legal department with exposure to the following practice areas:

•Banking, Regulation & Credit– Support the supervision and regulation of financial institutions and the protection of consumers. This position will help analyze the legal and policy implications of new technologies, Fintech partnerships, climate risk, central banking lending and financial services, and the regulation of digital assets.

•Contracts/Corporate – Support our contracts team in drafting and negotiating a variety of contracts for consulting, SaaS, technology, and other products and services. This position will also partner with our attorneys to help craft pragmatic, business-oriented legal advice on a wide range of corporate legal issues.

•Employment Law – Support the employment law team in advising the SF Fed’s People + Culture organization on employment legal advice and guidance, including inclusion and diversity initiatives; workplace accommodations; internal investigations; and other employment-related policies and practices.


With the guidance of more senior team members, intern will:

•Partner with SF Fed business groups to understand their business goals and help find efficient, practical ways to achieve them;

•Provide practical, plain language legal advice in response to client questions;

•Draft contracts and other legal agreements; and

•Identify and anticipate emerging legal and regulatory issues.


•Enrolled in an accredited law school with 1L curriculum completed;

•Strong problem-solving, communication, and interpersonal skills;

•Ability to work well independently and with a team in varying environments;

•Ability to prioritize and balance multiple projects;

•Authorized to work in the United States; and

•Ability to work up to 40 hours/week for approximately 8-10 week during the summer.


•Previous experience related to banking, finance, risk management, financial institution supervision, government, or other public sector work.

Hourly Range: $34.00 (Location: San Francisco)

Final salary and offer will be determined by the applicant’s background, experience, skills, internal equity, and alignment with market data.

The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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First (United States of America)

The Federal Reserve Banks believe that diversity and inclusion among our employees is critical to our success as an organization, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. The Federal Reserve Banks are committed to equal employment opportunity for employees and job applicants in compliance with applicable law and to an environment where employees are valued for their differences.

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