Legal Intern

New York, New York, United States

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Two Sigma is a different kind of investment manager. Since 2001, we have used data science and technology to derive insights that forecast the future and discover value in markets worldwide. Our team of scientists, technologists and academics looks beyond traditional finance to understand the bigger picture and develop creative solutions to some of the world’s most difficult economic problems. Our work spans markets and industries, from insurance and securities to private investments and new ventures.

Two Sigma's goal is to provide its legal interns with work that is representative of the work that would be done by a junior attorney in an investment firm (or similar environment) or in the investment management practice group of a major law firm. You will have the chance to participate in department and team meetings and certain out-of-office activities (e.g., relevant industry/legal seminars). Two Sigma’s legal internship provides an outstanding opportunity for you to learn and contribute to its legal team. 

You will take on the following responsibilities: 

  • Participating in new business projects and initiatives, such as the launch of new financial/investment products and legal and corporate entities; updating, monitoring and revising the firm’s offering materials and regulatory filings;

  • Assisting with special research projects;

  • Maintaining research/regulatory libraries of the firm;

  • Assisting with ongoing regulatory compliance matters;

  • Keeping abreast and informing others of industry changes, relevant news articles and legal/regulatory updates; and

  • Reviewing and maintaining the firm’s various contracts and other service provider agreements.

You should possess the following qualifications:

  • Ideal candidates will be currently enrolled in your school's Class of 2022/21 with a record of exceptional academic achievement and active involvement in law school activities (e.g., law review, other journal experience, moot court);

  • Candidates should be bright, well-rounded self-starters with an entrepreneurial and hard-working spirit who naturally want to take the extra step.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills are essential.

  • Success in Contracts and Legal Writing courses is a plus.

Two Sigma recognizes that law school is very different from the real world practice of law and it aims to help its legal interns learn to make the transition from education to practice. Two Sigma is dedicated to training and will help you develop and hone the skills and abilities necessary to succeed in a variety of legal environments post-graduation. We will also provide you with regular and ongoing feedback. Throughout the summer internship program, you will have the opportunity to attend seminars taught by Two Sigma staff and outside specialists. There will be numerous opportunities to have fun as well. We are planning a range of social events (both inside and outside of the firm).