U.S. Bank National Association

2025 Summer Legal Associate - JD Internship

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  • Full Time
  • $29.42 - $39.23
  • Minneapolis, MN
June 17, 2024 Attorney

Job Description

At U.S. Bank, we’re on a journey to do our best. Helping the customers and businesses we serve to make better and smarter financial decisions and enabling the communities we support to grow and succeed.  We believe it takes all of us to bring our shared ambition to life, and each person is unique in their potential. A career with U.S. Bank gives you a wide, ever-growing range of opportunities to discover what makes you thrive at every stage of your career. Try new things, learn new skills and discover what you excel at—all from Day One.

Job Description

U.S. Bank’s Law Division is offering a unique opportunity for a law student to get practical experience in an in-house legal department of a major financial services company in the summer of 2025. The position will be in the Consumer and Business Banking legal team within U.S. Bank’s Law Division and will be based in Minneapolis. Additionally, our ASPIRE summer corporate counsel position has the potential for additional training and permanent hire post law school graduation. The law student will also have the opportunity to collaborate and interact with attorneys in the Law Division who have previously participated in the program as well as other interns, externs, and fellows.

Why U.S. Bank?

Headquartered in Minneapolis, with a presence across the globe, we’re passionate about helping customers and the communities where we live and work. As the fifth-largest bank in the United States, we are one of the country's most respected, innovative and successful financial institutions. We’re committed to doing the right thing, making smart changes and collaborating for the good of our customers, communities and other stakeholders – and especially for the good of one another. We’re proud to be recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as a 2024 World's Most Ethical Company® for ten years running and included on Fair360’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity. At U.S. Bank, you’ll be empowered with the tools you need to succeed in your role and grow your career.

Why The Consumer and Business Banking (CBB) Team?

The CBB legal team is responsible for providing legal counsel to U.S. Bank’s CBB business lines, which include mortgage, home equity, consumer lending (including auto finance and unsecured), small business banking, deposit products, and the branch network.  Among other duties, the CBB legal team  assists and advises on legal and regulatory requirements, product development, third party relationships, and risk management. As an ASPIRE summer corporate counsel, you will work with our attorneys and other legal professionals to support these important business functions.  

What you’ll gain through the ASPIRE Summer Corporate Counsel Legal Program  

Our 10-week paid legal program is dynamic and tailored to your interests. We think you should spend time doing something you love at a place you’re proud to work.

As a summer corporate counsel, you’ll:

  • Explore the daily activities of an in-house legal attorney at a major financial institution
  • Get hands-on experience addressing legal questions impacting business decisions
  • Interact with senior leaders in the U.S. on business issues with potential legal implications
  • Get paired with a formal mentor and connect with internal U.S. Bank attorneys supporting a variety of business and legal practice areas
  • Participate in social and professional development activities
  • Collaborate with other attorneys and business lines with diverse professional and personal backgrounds
  • Work with legal teams that take an active role in supporting communities where the Bank has operations and other business
  • Develop business acumen and learn the practical aspects of applying legal requirements to business processes


  • Conduct legal research and draft guidance for internal clients
  • Monitor and advise on legal, regulatory and policy developments affecting the Bank
  • Conduct peer company benchmarking and assist with updating processes and procedures.

Legal Services Leadership Development Program

Upon successful completion of the ASPIRE summer corporate counsel legal program and your graduation from law school, you’ll be eligible to convert into our Legal Services Development Program. During the12-month development program, you’ll:

  • Continue development through tailored and intentional training to develop core competencies and legal skills
  • Engage with leadership through mentoring opportunities
  • Experience a variety of strategic assignments within the CBB legal team that will challenge you
  • Engage in project work to help move business strategies forward
  • Meet and present to senior leadership

Upon successful completion of the program, you may be permanently placed in a role within the CBB legal team.

Basic qualifications

  • Pursuing a Juris Doctorate, minimum 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or B average
  • Completion of 2L year prior to the start of the 2025 ASPIRE Summer Corporate Counsel Legal Program
  • Anticipate completing law school in 2026

Preferred qualifications

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to think and work independently
  • Open to receiving dynamic on-the-job training
  • Interest in an in-house legal career after law school, especially consumer and small business financial products and services.   

If there’s anything we can do to accommodate a disability during any portion of the application or hiring process, please refer to our disability accommodations for applicants.


Our approach to benefits and total rewards considers our team members’ whole selves and what may be needed to thrive in and outside work. That's why our benefits are designed to help you and your family boost your health, protect your financial security and give you peace of mind. Our benefits include the following (some may vary based on role, location or hours):

  • Healthcare (medical, dental, vision)

  • Basic term and optional term life insurance

  • Short-term and long-term disability

  • Pregnancy disability and parental leave

  • 401(k) and employer-funded retirement plan

  • Paid vacation (from two to five weeks depending on salary grade and tenure)

  • Up to 11 paid holiday opportunities

  • Adoption assistance

  • Sick and Safe Leave accruals of one hour for every 30 worked, up to 80 hours per calendar year unless otherwise provided by law

EEO is the Law

U.S. Bank is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse workforce. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status, among other factors. Applicants can learn more about the company’s status as an equal opportunity employer by viewing the federal KNOW YOUR RIGHTS EEO poster.  


U.S. Bank participates in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security E-Verify program in all facilities located in the United States and certain U.S. territories. The E-Verify program is an Internet-based employment eligibility verification system operated by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Learn more about the E-Verify program.

The salary range reflects figures based on the primary location, which is listed first. The actual range for the role may differ based on the location of the role. In addition to salary, U.S. Bank offers a comprehensive benefits package, including incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase 401(k) contribution and pension (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). Pay Range: $29.42 - $39.23 - $43.15Job postings typically remain open for approximately 20 days of the posting date listed above, however the job posting may be closed earlier should it be determined the position is no longer required due to business need. Job postings in areas with a high volume of applicants, such as customer service, contact center, and Financial Crimes investigations, remain open for approximately 5 days of the posting listed date.

  • $29.42 - $39.23

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