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Staff Diversity & Inclusion Intern

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Latham & Watkins LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP

Staff Diversity & Inclusion Intern

Washington, DC +8 locations
  • Responsibilities

    About Latham & Watkins

    Latham & Watkins is a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world. The success of our firm is largely determined by our commitment to hire and develop the very best and brightest, creating a team that provides our clients with the highest quality of work and service. We are driven by our core values: respect, innovation, and collaboration.

    About the Role

    The Staff Diversity & Inclusion Intern is an integral part of Latham’s Attorney Development Global Diversity Human Capital & Talent team.

    The Diversity & Inclusion Intern works with Latham’s diversity and inclusion teams, including the Professional Staff Diversity & Inclusion team and the Attorney Diversity & Inclusion team, to support various projects related to the firm’s internal diversity, equity, and inclusion (“DEI”) efforts. This role will be located in our Washington D.C. or Houston offices. Please note that this role requires an in-office presence. This is a Summer Internship with a duration of 8 weeks, 5 days a week.

    Responsibilities & Qualifications

    Other key responsibilities include:

    • Support DEI programming and initiatives, including assisting with logistics and research for guest speakers, drafting invites and announcements, coordinating with any external vendors, tracking attendance, and collecting feedback from participants
    • Assist with internal and external communications for DEI initiatives, including newsletters and general communications
    • Conduct research and share findings in areas such as DEI surveys and award submissions, industry trends, and specific DEI topics
    • Attend webinars, conferences, and meetings
    • Assist with logistics and preparation of materials for DEI presentations and meetings, including coordinating travel, conference services, and technology needs
    • Network and learn from various firm departments and committees to implement DEI initiatives, including Attorney Development, Billing, Brand & Communications, Business Development, Career Navigator, Health & Well-Being, Global Business Operations, Human Resources, Learning & Development, Office of the General Counsel, Talent Management, Technology, Well-Being & Benefits, and Workplace Experience
    • Assist with special projects and support general administrative responsibilities

    We’d love to hear from you if you:

    • Possess the ability to work in a team environment with a customer service focus
    • Demonstrate strong attention to detail and general research experience
    • Display strong communication skills, both written and verbal

    And have:

    • A high school diploma or equivalent

    Benefits & Additional Information

    Successful candidates will not only be provided with an outstanding career opportunity and welcoming environment, but will also be provided with a generous total compensation package with bonuses awarded in recognition of both individual and firm performance. Eligible employees can participate in Latham’s comprehensive benefit program which includes:

    • Healthcare, life and disability insurance
    • A generous 401k plan
    • At least 11 paid holidays per year, and a PTO program that accrues 23 days during the first year of employment and grows with tenure
    • Well-being programs (e.g. mental health services, mindfulness and resiliency, medical resources, well-being events, and more)
    • Professional Development programs
    • Employee discounts
    • And more!

    Additionally, we have a range of diversity programming including Global Affinity Groups. These groups provide a firmwide platform to share experiences and advice as well as an opportunity to participate in a supportive network with common interests to help make life at the firm even better.

    Please click here to view the full job description for this role .

    Latham & Watkins is committed to diversity, equal opportunity, sustainability, and pro bono legal services. We draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to create one of the world's leading law firms, and advance these commitments through the work of our Global Citizenship department. Our lawyers, paralegals, and professional staff worldwide comprise a rich mixture of different races, ethnic backgrounds, religions, sexual orientations, cultures, and primary languages. Our diversity makes us who we are.

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    Pay Range

    USD $25.00 - USD $25.00 /Hr.

  • Industry
    Legal Services
  • Locations
    Costa Mesa, CA • San Francisco, CA • Los Angeles, CA • Washington, DC • Chicago, IL • New York, NY • Austin, TX • Houston, TX
  • About Us

    Latham & Watkins, an international law firm, advises the businesses and institutions that power the global economy. Our professional staff and paralegals support our lawyers to provide high quality and impactful work for our clients and the world around us. At Latham & Watkins, you belong as you are.