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Governor's Summer Intern - Legal Intern

Date Posted:  Nov 21, 2022
Requisition ID:  415603

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.


About the Department of Financial Institutions:

The Department of Financial Institutions was created by the Indiana Financial Institutions Act of 1933. This act commissioned the Department with the responsibility for supervising commercial banks, trust companies, private banks, savings banks, building and loan associations, credit unions, and finance companies incorporated under the laws of the State of Indiana. The Department’s scope of regulatory responsibilities has since been broadened to include supervision of pawnbrokers, licensees under the Uniform Consumer Credit Code, licensees under the Indiana Small Loan Act, industrial loan and investment companies, money transmitters, check cashers, budget service companies, and rental-purchase agreement companies.


About this Internship:

The internship program provides an excellent opportunity to gain experience in the legal world, working with the agency’s legal counsels concentrating on financial services, the Indiana Uniform Consumer Credit Code, regulatory and banking law, and administrative law. During the course of the internship, you will be exposed to our depository, consumer credit, and administrative divisions while they take on research and writing projects. You should be team-oriented with strong research, analytical, writing, and communication skills. The internship does not require the participant to obtain course credit. To be considered for this internship, you must be currently enrolled in law school and completed the first year of law school at an accredited institution, as well as have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or above.


As a legal intern with the Department of Financial Institutions, you will gain valuable hands-on experience with:

  • Working on research projects as determined based on the needs of the Department and the educational goals of the intern that are related to cryptocurrency, blockchain, the Uniform Consumer Credit Code, federal banking regulations, state banking laws and regulations, and the financial services industry;
  • Drafting legal memoranda;
  • Drafting notices and orders;
  • Assisting with administrative appeals including researching case law, drafting and responding to discovery requests, drafting briefs, and attending hearings;
  • Helping develop Department licensing and application procedures;
  • Helping develop and draft legislation and rules;
  • Responding to public record requests;
  • Assisting the legal staff by participating in various functions necessary to fulfill the Department’s statutory responsibilities;
  • At the conclusion of the program, providing a written and oral summary of the experiences encountered in the internship program and an assessment of the program’s quality.



The starting salary for this position is $16.24 per hour.

About the Job:

This program is designed to give college students real-world, hands-on experience in their desired field of study to enhance marketability upon graduation. Participation in the Governor’s Public Service Summer Internship will offer students a multitude of experiences including networking with state employees, resume building and soft skills workshops, agency head panels and much more.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Identify and execute one major project related to agency needs and academic area of study
  • Create, develop, and sustain the programmatic efforts for the assigned discipline
  • Analyze data and feedback to provide recommendations 
  • Partner with other relevant stakeholders to promote and enhance the quality of projects
  • Collaborate with State of Indiana agencies to ensure effective implementation of internal and external initiatives

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate with an accredited post-secondary institution and have completed at least one (1) year of undergraduate education.
  • Academic work in related field
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to analyze data sets related to discipline 
  • Ability to build relationships, establish credibility, and influence leaders at all levels 
  • Ability to conduct well-informed research
  • Ability to solve complex, critical problems
  • Ability to review and make recommendations on proposed changes to relevant policies and procedures
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

This seasonal position does not offer benefits and is limited to 180 working days in an eleven (11) month continuous period  


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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