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Legal Clerk Intern

Apply Req ID: Req1200062 Date posted 08/18/2023
Legal Clerk Intern

Boston, United States of America


The Law Clerk Summer Internship role will provide the intern with an opportunity to work on a variety of legal issues and gain a stronger understanding of the legal profession within the Banking industry. During the summer program, they will be able to work with at least two of the following business areas:

  • Consumer and Business Banking
  • Commercial and Corporate and Investment Banking
  • Banco Santander’s New York Branch and Santander Investment Securities Inc.
  • Santander Consumer – Auto Finance
  • Banco Santander International – Private Banking
  • Litigation
  • Corporate Secretary / Governance and Regulatory Relations
  • Corporate, Securities and Bank Regulatory
  • Regulatory Operations and Legal Shared Services
  • Government Relations and Public Policy

This 2024 Summer Internship is for JD students who have an anticipated graduation date between December 2024 and May 2025.

The application deadline for this position is November 30.

This internship position is located in Boston, MA / New York, NY. Before applying, please keep in mind that our internship program does not offer any relocation assistance. To learn more about our summer internship program and the activities included, please visit

Essential Functions:

Some responsibilities of Law Clerk internship role may include but are not limited to:

  • Perform substantive legal research and factual development.
  • Provide written and oral presentations to Santander colleagues.
  • Attend internal meetings with departments across the bank.
  • Interface with senior management, other legal staff and LCA colleagues. 
  • May be given primary responsibility for generating first draft analyses to developing issues or responses to inquiries.
  • Create an environment of diversity, equity, and inclusion where all perspectives are valued and all people are welcomed.


  • Currently a student enrolled in a Juris Doctorate (JD) program
  • Expected graduation date between December 2023 – May 2025
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 or above
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Strong analytics and critical thinking skills
  • Demonstrates intellectual curiosity and professionalism
  • Ability to work independently and within teams
  • Eager to learn and take on new responsibilities
  • Attention to detail
  • Availability to work 40 hours/week for entire 10-week program
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to work in an environment that supports employees from all backgrounds and fosters an environment of inclusion.

Working Conditions:

  • Extended working hours may be required as dictated by management and business needs
  • Travel to multiple facilities may be required
  • May be required to lift, push, or pull materials weighing up to twenty (20) pounds
  • May be required to sit and review information on a computer screen for long periods of time
  • May require repetitive motions of the hands and wrist related to writing and typing at an electronic keyboard
  • Corporate / satellite office role

At Santander, we value and respect differences in our workforce and strive to increase the diversity of our teams. We actively encourage everyone to apply.

Diversity & EEO Statements: At Santander, we value and respect differences in our workforce and strive to increase the diversity of our teams. We actively encourage everyone to apply.

Santander is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Working Conditions: Frequent Minimal physical effort such as sitting, standing and walking. Occasional moving and lifting equipment and furniture is required to support onsite and offsite meeting setup and teardown. Physically capable of lifting up to fifty pounds, able to bend, kneel, climb ladders.

Employer Rights: Employer Rights: This job description does not list all of the job duties of the job. You may be asked by your supervisors or managers to perform other duties. You may be evaluated in part based upon your performance of the tasks listed in this job description. The employer has the right to revise this job description at any time. This job description is not a contract for employment and either you or the employer may terminate at any time for any reason.

Thee base hourly pay for this position is $37.50/hr. The exact compensation may vary based on skills, experience, training, licensure and certifications and location.

Juris Doctor (JD) English

Primary Location: Boston, MA, Boston

Other Locations: Massachusetts-Boston,New York-New York


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