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Legal Externship

Enova International
Chicago, IL
  • Posted: May 24, 2022
  • Full-Time
Enova's hybrid work model allows employees to work in the office T, W, and TH with the option to work from home on Monday and Friday. The health and safety of Enova's employees is our number one priority and all employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination will be requested regardless of work location, unless prohibited by applicable state law. Employees may request an exemption to the vaccination policy due to medical reasons, sincerely-held religious beliefs, or as otherwise permitted by applicable state law.

2022 For-Credit Legal Externship Program

Enova International, Inc.
Enova is a technology- and analytics-driven web-based lending company. Our products are offered in the U.S., Brazil, and Australia.

The Legal Department is responsible for all domestic and international legal matters, including corporate transactions, corporate governance, intellectual property, regulatory and litigation matters. The Legal Department is comprised of ten attorneys, three paralegals and a contract specialist all located in the Chicago office. The Legal Department is seeking to establish an externship program for law students in the Chicago area with an interest for in-house practice.

Our company's Deputy General Counsel is a former law firm partner at Reed Smith, and during his tenure at the law firm he co-chaired the Chicago-offices summer associate program. The Enova Legal Externship Program is modeled after the law firm summer associate program, but is designed to fit the unique rigors of an in-house legal department. The program is highly collaborative, and externs can expect to work directly with all members of the Legal Department.

The types of projects and experiences to which interns will be exposed includes, but is certainly not limited to:
  • Providing general advice on legal implications of business and operational decisions;
  • Researching regulatory, employment, corporate governance and consumer finance issues;
  • Developing tools to promote accountability for legal and regulatory compliance;
  • Providing as-needed guidance to other functions, including People (Enova's HR), Finance, Marketing, Strategy & Operations, and Information Technology;
  • Drafting and analyzing a wide variety of commercial contracts and vendor agreements; and
  • Assisting in the management of outside law firms and legal resources.

The company's Deputy General Counsel along with one of its Associate General Counsels co-manage the externship program and actively oversee, assign, and support the externs with assignments. Externs will be expected to work in the corporate office among the rest of the Legal Department team during the week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, but may work from home on Mondays and Fridays, and will have dedicated workspaces adjacent to the attorneys' workspaces within our group. The program requires externs to work over the semester for 16 hours per week.

Applicants should be 2Ls and 3Ls only, 2Ls preferred, and rank in the top third of their class.

If you are selected for this externship, please coordinate with your school administrator for permission to register for this legal externship and get credit.

About Enova: Enova is a leading financial technology company providing online financial services through its AI and machine learning powered lending platform. Enova serves the needs of non-prime consumers and small businesses, who are frequently underserved by traditional banks. Enova has provided more than 7 million customers with over $40 billion in loans and financing with market leading products that provide a path for them to improve their financial health. Want to learn more? Just ask any of our almost 1,500 employees.

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Enova International


Chicago, IL
60601 USA



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