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Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc. Legal Intern in Springfield, Missouri

Working at AECI is more than a job, it is a career filled with challenges, rewarding work experiences, state-of-the-art tools and exceptional benefits. We are a premier employer comprised of the best and the brightest in the industry. We are searching for talented, enthusiastic people to contribute to our team as we work to provide safe, reliable and affordable energy for our member-owners. At AECI, one of the largest electric cooperatives in the nation, your opportunities to gain valuable experience and contribute new ideas in an ever-changing industry with a growing company are endless.

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Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. (AECI) is owned by and provides wholesale power to six regional and 51 local electric cooperative systems in Missouri, northeast Oklahoma and southeast Iowa that serve more than 875,000 customers. AECI’s mission is to provide an economical and reliable power supply and support services to its members with the vision of being the nation’s lowest-cost wholesale power supplier. AECI is a Touchstone Energy Cooperative.

We are currently seeking an exceptional candidate to fill a Student Law Clerk position in the Legal Department of our Executive Division in Springfield, Missouri. This is a paid position and offers employment during summer 2020. Normal working days are Monday through Friday.

This position will perform a wide range of legal tasks in assisting three in-house attorneys with litigation management, corporate governance, labor relations and contract negotiation. Qualified applicants must be currently enrolled in a Juris Doctorate degree program with an accredited college or university. Students in the top half of their class is required. Those in the top one-third are preferred. Students with prior classroom/experience with law journal and/or moot court or trial team are preferred. The ideal student will have strong verbal and written communication skills, organizational and time-management skills, an ability to think critically, problem-solving and decision-making skills and an ability to read and understand complex legal documents, including contracts.

To apply for a position, please visit www.aeci.org/careers and complete your profile. You will be able to upload additional applicant documents (i.e. resume, cover letter) and apply for a position. Please upload your most recent transcript (unofficial copy is sufficient).

AECI is fully committed to the concept and practice of equal opportunity and affirmative action in all aspects of employment. Please reference the contact information above if you require assistance in filling out an application. Individuals with disabilities should request reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act prior to an appointment.