Internship – Law Clerk

September 10, 2021
Houston, TX
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Position Location: Motiva Corporate Office; Houston, TX

Position Overview:

If you are currently enrolled as a law student, Motiva's paid, assessed Internship Program enables you to get to know our company and immerse yourself in the oil and gas industry. It gives you day-to-day involvement in actual projects selected to match your interests and abilities. A supervisor and mentor will provide you with regular assessments and performance feedback throughout your internship. This is to ensure you get the most from your experience and help you decide if a potential career with Motiva is right for you.

Following completion of a successful internship, you have the potential to be offered a returning internship or full-time role that follows Motiva's Grad Framework dependent on your graduation date and business need.


  • Successful applicant will support all Legal functions, including but not limited to litigation, compliance, contracting, regulatory, and employment law.

  • Will be responsible for the collection and organization of information, managing deadlines and tasks, assisting with legal research and writing, assisting with discovery, responding to subpoenas, preparation of presentations, and ensuring client satisfaction. Position will involve substantial client interaction and scrupulous attention to detail while under time-constraints.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 3.5 cumulative GPA

  • Pursuing a Juris Doctorate

  • Excellent legal research and writing skills

  • Basic computer skills, MS Windows, MS office and MS Excel

  • Basic computation and technical skills

  • Time management skills

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral

  • Candidates must be a U.S. citizen or national, an alien admitted as permanent resident, refugee, asylee, temporary resident, or an individual who possesses valid work authorization. Individuals with temporary visas (H-1, H-2, J-1, F-1, etc.) or who require sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future are not eligible for hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous internship/clerkship experience is a plus

  • Proven leadership and/or participation in extracurricular activities preferred

  • Other work experience not related to position/area of study will be taken into consideration

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