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Law Clerk (2L) Summer Internship

Santander Bank

Law Clerk (2L) Summer Internship
Boston, MA Internship Paid


Summer Internship program experience:

Santander Bank’s Summer Internship Program provides participants with a meaningful, relevant work experience as part of their academic studies. In addition to daily responsibilities, participants may be provided special projects and assignments and will have the opportunity to participate in a series of structured activities designed to enhance their learning experience including:

  • Internship New Hire Orientation
  • Senior Leadership Speaker Series
  • Professional Development Seminars
  • Community Involvement & Volunteering
  • Social & Networking Events

Santander Bank is committed to identifying and developing strong early career talent for our future workforce. As such, dependent upon individual performance and the Bank’s hiring needs, participants may be considered for full-time opportunities upon completion of the Summer Internship Program.

Program Dates

The Summer Internship Program is a 12-week, full-time program which runs from June 4 – August 24, 2018.


The Law Clerk provides support and assistance for the Senior Deputy General Counsel responsible for managing Risk and Compliance matters for the Santander Bank Legal Department. Role includes legal research and writing, situational analysis and recommendations, creation of presentations using PowerPoint, Excel and Word. Attend committee meetings and interface with senior management in the risk and compliance areas, and legal department colleagues.


  • Review policies and procedures for the bank and holding company related to legal, compliance and risk areas.

  • Contribute to Key Performance Indicators for legal in monthly Operational Risk Management Committee reports.

  • Prepare ORMC submission for Legal and attend the meetings and take notes.

  • Maintain case management system (Serengeti) for legal matters owned by Risk and Compliance team.

  • Attend regulatory examination kick off, update and exit meetings and take minutes.

  • Assist with the review and amendment of responses to regulatory examination and related matters.

  • Analyze and make a recommendation on Code of Conduct and Ethics matter including gifts and entertainment, outside business arrangements and personal trading.

  • Prepare a matrix of state government banking official lobbying restrictions.

  • Conduct other research and assignments as requested.


Applicant Requirements

  • Must have an expected graduation date between December 2018 – June 2019.
  • Must have an overall cumulative GPA of 3.00 or above.
  • Must be available to work full-time, 40 hours per week, for the duration of the program.
  • Note: U.S. Immigration sponsorship is not available for this position.


  • Currently enrolled in an accredited JD degree program and entering second or third year.
  • Highly motivated with the desire to exceed expectations.
  • Demonstrates intellectual curiosity.
  • Crisp communication skills with the ability to express facts and ideas clearly both verbally and in writing, interacting professionally and effectively.
  • Strong critical thinking and analytical skills.

About Us

We're Santander. As part of one of the largest global banks, Santander Bank offers a world of opportunity. With over 8,000 team members in the U.S., we're recruiting people like you who want to be challenged and strive for something better. At Santander, you'll be rewarded with competitive compensation and market leading benefits. You'll have access to comprehensive career development programs that empower you to grow and advance. You'll discover a company where you can shape a bright future.