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2018 Summer Intern- Legal Department

Req ID #:  36536

Wilmington, MA, US

For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work e perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.


Job Summary


We are seeking for an Intern for our Legal group located in Wilmington, MA


As an intern in the Legal Department, You will be working directly with and supporting in-house attorneys, performing a variety of duties (including  document preparation, research, litigation support, etc.) on specified, recurring legal projects and/or tasks in areas such as:


  • Commercial agreements and licensing
  • Corporate minute book maintenance
  • Corporate transactions
  • Employment and labor matters
  • Intellectual property
  • Governmental contracting
  • Real estate matters
  • SEC filings


The following are minimum requirements related to the Legal Department Internship position.


  • Student must be currently enrolled in an accredited university pursuing a Law Degree
  • Completion of Sophomore year
  • Minimum GPA of 2.8
  • Ability to fulfill a minimum of a 12 week internship within May – August time period
  • Ability to work approximately forty (40) hours per week during this period
  • Effective communication and listening skills in a teamwork environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects with a strong attention to detail


Job Summary

Performs secretarial and administrative/clerical duties as they relate to legal work, and possesses a knowledge of and expertise in those functions peculiar to legal work, such as preparing documentation for loans (deeds of trust, promissory notes, financial statements, releases, reconveyances); preparing correspondence relating to litigation (pleadings, court forms, reports, etc.); and preparing contracts involving leases, licenses, purchases, sales, real estate, employment, insurance, and other matters. Effectively utilizes specialized legal information resources, including the law library, state and federal regulations, code sections, legal decisions, and Commerce Clearing House volumes.

About Corporate Functions

The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement.


About Charles River

Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.

With over 11,000 employees within 70 facilities in 18 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges.  Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2016, revenue increased by 23.3% to $1.68 billion from $1.36 billion in 2015.

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of ~70% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2016.

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Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet

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