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Locations                                             London

time type                                             Part time

job requisition id                               MFS-220649

At MFS, you will find a culture that supports you in doing what you do best. Our employees work together to reach better outcomes, favoring the strongest idea over the strongest individual. We put people first and demonstrate care and compassion for our community and each other. Because what we do matters – to us as valued professionals and to the millions of people and institutions who rely on us to help them build more secure and prosperous futures.

MFS is a premier investment management firm with a rich history and a growing global reputation. Since 1924, when our founders invented the mutual fund, collaboration and innovation have fueled our success. When you join our team, you will be challenged by the work you do, and you will share your talents with a vibrant network of vested individuals to create an elite organization and build a rewarding career.

This internship experience provides participants with a meaningful, relevant work experience as part of their academic studies. In addition to daily responsibilities, participants will have the opportunity to participate in a series of structured activities designed to enhance their learning experience including:
• Intern New Hire Orientation
• Social & Networking Events
• Presentation Challenges

At the conclusion of this position, interns will have increased their knowledge of investing, the mutual fund industry, employee engagement, and a firm understanding of how the legal department works at an asset manager.
In this position, the candidate will be responsible for assisting members of the Legal Department in a variety of projects.

Principal Responsibilities:
• Research various issues under the laws applicable to the global asset management and fund industry as well as research various issues with respect to employment, privacy, cyber-security, business continuity, technology, corporate governance, bankruptcy, compliance and tax matters.
• Assist both the legal and compliance teams with research of and implementation of various regulatory projects;
• Assist with the drafting and/or review of organizational and corporate governance documents, including articles of incorporation; bylaws; declarations of trust; partnership agreements; operating agreements; agendas, resolutions and minutes for director/trustee meetings; and resolutions and proxy statements for shareholder meetings.
• Assist with the drafting and/or review of various agreements and amendments, including investment advisory agreements; vendor contracts; licenses and leases.
• Assist with the drafting and/or review of regulatory filings;
• Assist with the drafting and/or review of policies and procedures, internal committee charters, agendas and minutes, and coordinate periodic internal committee meetings including the preparation of meeting materials.
• Attend meetings to learn about Legal topics and projects.
• Other tasks/projects as requested.

• Completion of course work in business organizations and securities law or comparable work experience strongly preferred
• Demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion and/or have overcome obstacles, challenges or other factors (financial or otherwise) in the pursuit of a legal career
• Strong legal research and writing skills
• Strong attention to detail.
• Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
• Ability to complete multiple tasks timely and efficiently


At MFS, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace. If you are excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly, we encourage you to apply – you might be just the right candidate for this role or others.

What we offer:

At MFS, we view our employees as family — and like you, we want our family happy and healthy. That’s why we provide competitive benefits programs and family-friendly policies which support the work-life balance needs of our employees.

MFS is a hybrid work environment (remote/onsite) unless otherwise stated in the job posting.

If any applicant is unable to complete an application or respond to a job opening because of a disability, please contact MFS at 617-954-5000 or email talent_acquisition@mfs.com for assistance.

MFS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws. Employees and applicants of MFS will not be subject to harassment on the basis of their status. Additionally, retaliation, including intimidation, threats, or coercion, because an employee or applicant has objected to discrimination, engaged or may engage in filing a complaint, assisted in a review, investigation, or hearing or have otherwise sought to obtain their legal rights under any Federal, State, or local EEO law is prohibited. Please see the Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal document and Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision, linked for your reference.  


About MFS Investment Management

For almost a century, investors have trusted MFS to achieve their investment goals because we stay true to our convictions, and to who we are as active managers. We take the long view. We favor the strongest idea over the strongest individual. Our employees are aligned with what matters most to our clients: long-term vision, powerful risk-managed results and good decisions born from collaborative thinking. Robust integrated research is in our heritage and combining it with uncompromised information sharing is how we turn good ideas into great outcomes. Doing what’s right for clients is not a choice we make each day, it’s who we are.