University of Iowa Community Credit Union

  • Legal Intern

    Employment Classification
  • Position Summary

    UICCU’s internship opportunity will immerse you into UICCU’s fun and fast paced environment! As a valuable member of our team, you will provide direct support to your assigned team by owning the outcome for a variety of projects. We want your internship to be educational, meaningful, and exciting! As an intern, you will gain a better understanding of the roles in your department and be well prepared for work in the financial industry in the future. You will also have opportunities to work with UICCU members, other departments, and staff.


    Eligible candidates need to be entering their Sophomore, Junior, or Senior year of college before the internship period commences.





    • Work to build automation into the UICCU’s legal process.
    • Learn about different legal processes.
    • Help with ongoing projects such as placing files, creating performance reports for placed files and conducting file analysis.
    • Draft legal documents to be filed with the Court.
    • Prepare for and attend trials.
    • Work closely with an Attorney and a legal assistant to learn the ins and outs of several areas of law including Bankruptcy and Collections.
    • Participate in a minimum of 1 community service event. 

    Our mission is to mitigate losses through fair, respectful, and ethical account resolutions, while striving to maintain long term member relationships. To our department and the credit union, collections is much more than collecting a payment. We strive to create a long lasting partnership that not only helps the member get current with our loans, but be successful with their overall financial situation. You will deal daily with the membership using phone communication, emails, letters, notices, and some face to face conversations.  You will also work in cooperation with most all departments of the CU.  There are many career opportunities within the department from becoming a member of our reinstatement team, bankruptcy specialist or even a mortgage loan and foreclosure specialist. The department often celebrates successes inside and outside the office and does several community projects each year as a group to give back to the community.




    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    Performs essential duties and responsibilities in the following areas which may include, but are not limited to those listed and are subject to change:


    1. Adheres to the Credit Union's core values in serving with truth, trust, mentoring, openness, risk-taking, communication, giving credit, integrity, caring, and respect in carrying out the UICCU's mission and vision.
    2. Demonstrates a positive member service (internal and external) focus at all times, greeting members and guests with a smile and eye contact immediately upon their arrival.  Consistent usage of the members name during contact and always thanking them for their business.
    3. Demonstrates teamwork in all interactions with coworkers and in the completion of all duties and responsibilities.
    4. Ensures confidentiality of member information.
    5. Assists with planning, coordination and execution of department events as directed by the appropriate staff member.
    6. Provides a variety of administrative and clerical support regarding respective departmental and organizational projects and tasks.
    7. Interacts with both internal and external UICCU parties including, but not limited to, fellow employees, department leaders, members, and vendors in the pursuit of departmental and organizational objectives.
    8. Plays a vital role in enriching the community by participating in community service organizations and/or Credit Union sponsored events on an annual basis.
    9. Performs any other duties as may be required to meet Credit Union objectives.
    10. This job description does not list all the job duties.  Intern may be asked to perform other duties by the staff or supervisor.  Intern will be evaluated on performance of the projects listed as well as interaction with employees and clients.  Work hours and project specifics will be negotiated with each candidate. 

    Job Requirements/Expectations

    1. Reports to work punctually, works all scheduled hours, and works overtime as necessitated by business demand. Job will require a non-traditional workweek with extra hours including evening and/or weekend duties.
    2. Must be a current student in good academic standing.
    3. Enthusiasm about knowledge acquisition and learning.
    4. Good oral communication skills and the ability to produce written communication.
    5. Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
    6. Good telephone manners and techniques.
    7. Ability to use and understand written material.
    8. Ability to work with minimal direction and exercise sound judgment.
    9. Ability to perform basic math calculations.
    10. Strong analytical, oral, and written communication skills.
    11. Proficiency with related computer applications, spreadsheets, word processing, and database applications.
    12. Must be an undergraduate student entering their junior or senior year, prior to the commencement of the internship.
    13. Must be bondable.

    Reporting Relationship

    Reports to Department Leaders as assigned.

    Supervisory Responsibilities

    This position is not responsible for the supervision of other employees.

    Equal Opportunity Employment Statement

    The UICCU is an EEO/AA Employer. M/F/Veteran/Disability. We strongly encourage minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply for openings with the credit union.


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