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Legal Intern - Summer 2023

Company: PolyOne
Location: Avon Lake
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Avient Corporation (NYSE: AVNT), with 2021 revenues of $4.8 billion, provides specialized and sustainable material solutions that transform customer challenges into opportunities, bringing new products to life for a better world. Examples include:

  • Barrier technologies that preserve the shelf-life and quality of food, beverages, medicine and other perishable goods through high-performance materials
  • Light-weighting solutions that replace heavier traditional materials which can improve fuel efficiency in all modes of transportation
  • Breakthrough technologies that minimize wastewater and improve the recyclability of materials and packaging across a spectrum of end uses Avient employs approximately 8,400 associates and is certified ACC Responsible Care -, a founding member of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste and certified Great Place to Work -. For more information, visit


    At Avient, we strive for a culture of trust and engagement. Our associates are leading company initiatives such as Lead by Women, HYPE (Harnessing Young Professionals), Pride at Avient and Embrace to advance diversity in professional and personal development. We also provide our associates with robust development programs such as Avient Academy, Lean Six Sigma, and various leadership workshops to allow for career growth in a variety of ways. With workplace flexibility, health and wellness programs, casual dress days, and paid time off for community service, we are committed to building upon our positive momentum.

    At Avient, we believe diversity of ideas and backgrounds gives us the creativity to be successful in a rapidly changing world. In support of this, we stress equality of opportunity for all qualified individuals in accordance with applicable laws. Decisions in hiring, promotion, development, compensation and advancement are based upon non-discriminatory factors such as, for example, qualifications, abilities, experience, and performance.

    Job Summary

    Avient is seeking a Law Clerk for summer 2023. The Law Clerk will support the Corporate Legal Department. The ideal candidate will be local to the Cleveland area and able to work full time during the summer months (May-August) This role provides an opportunity to gain exposure to many aspects of our business, provides first-hand knowledge of how an in-house legal department operates, and allows you to put into practice the legal research, writing and analytical skills you've learned. The Law Clerk can also participate in a company-wide summer intern program that promotes professional development, networking, and community involvement.

    Essential Functions
    • Assist all members of the Corporate Legal Department with projects in a wide variety of areas, for example, contract review and revision, negotiation support, and special projects
    • Work on legal projects in areas to include due diligence, mergers and acquisitions support, corporate governance, employment and labor relations, intellectual property, commercial and antitrust
    • Analyze and summarize detailed legal documents to include contracts; recommend strategy where applicable
    • Research and analyze the law on complex issues and write memos as necessary/requested
    • Other projects as assigned. To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each job duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

      Education and Experience

      In addition to the Avient Competencies required for all jobs, the following qualifications are required for this job:
      • Education and Experience
      • Bachelor's degree required
      • Currently pursuing a law degree (1L and 2L)
      • Minimum 3.0 GPA required, 3.5 highly preferred
      • Previous work experience a plus, but not required Additional Qualifications
        • Ability to work independently with strong time management and organizational skills
        • Analytical skills with strong attention to detail
        • Effective research and writing skills
        • Strong team orientation and the ability to work within a collaborative environment
        • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
        • Desire to learn and develop within the legal field
        • Requires excellent computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint) Competencies
          • Each position at Avient focuses on eight Core Competencies as a Leader of Self. Additionally, management positions focus on Leadership Competencies as a Leader of Others and/or a Leader of the Business. These competencies are designed to drive behavior that will ultimately help our associates excel at their current roles, while supporting individual and career development. Physical Demands

            The characteristics listed below are representative of the physical and environmental demands required by an individual to successfully perform the essential duties of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

            Requires standing and sitting for prolonged periods of time, talking and listening.
            • Typical work is in an office environment where the noise level is low to moderate.
              Avient Corporation is a drug free workplace. Avient is an equal opportunity employer. We maintain a policy of non-discrimination in providing equal employment to all qualified employees and candidates regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, protected veteran's status, or other legally protected classification in accordance with applicable federal, state and local law.

Keywords: PolyOne, Cleveland , Legal Intern - Summer 2023, Legal , Avon Lake, Ohio

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