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Legal Intern

Date:  Jan 12, 2023

Chicago, IL, US, 60631

Req ID:  26045
Onsite or Remote:  Onsite Position

Komatsu is an indispensable partner to the construction, mining, forestry, forklift, and industrial machinery markets, maximizing value for customers through innovative solutions. With a diverse line of products supported by our advanced IoT technologies, regional distribution channels, and a global service network, we tap into the power of data and technology to enhance safety and productivity while optimizing performance. Komatsu supports a myriad of markets, including housing, infrastructure, water, pipeline, minerals, automobile, aerospace, electronics and medical, through its many brands and subsidiaries, including TimberPro, Joy, P&H, Montabert, Modular Mining Systems, Hensley Industries, NTC, and Gigaphoton.

Job Overview

Komatsu develops and supplies equipment, technologies, and services for the construction, mining, forklift, industrial, and forestry markets. For over a century, the company has been creating value for its customers through manufacturing and technology innovation, and partnering with others to empower a sustainable future where people, business and the planet thrive together. Industries worldwide use Komatsu solutions to develop modern infrastructure, extract fundamental minerals, construct residential and commercial properties, and create critical products.

As part of our initiative to cultivate corporate attorneys, Komatsu is providing an in-person summer clerkship for an energetic law student. Working directly with our attorneys, the summer clerk will experience many areas of in-house practice, which may include litigation, contracts and commercial transactions, marketing, corporate governance, and compliance support. 

As part of Komatsu’s ongoing commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, we encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups.
This is not a remote position. The successful candidate will work onsite at Komatsu’s North American headquarters at 8770 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.

Full-time placement starting May 22, 2023. 

Key Job Responsibilities

•    Under the supervision of Komatsu’s attorneys, primary responsibilities will include contracts; marketing review; special projects; and general support of day-to-day corporate legal matters.
•    Opportunity to network with Komatsu’s business-side managers and attend meetings with senior leadership.


  • Education: Must be at least in Junior standing at an accredited college/university. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0+ and be able to apply their academic background to real business world experiences.
  • Experience: Prior experience with work study programs, school or volunteer leadership roles, participated on teams or in clubs, professional organizations, etc. preferred.
  • Soft Skills: Must have Excellent written and verbal communications. Ability to multi-task, manage deadlines and easily adapt to new challenges and business working environment. Strong motivation to make contributions to Komatsu and strong motivation to drive results.
  • PC Skills: Proficiency in Microsoft Office specifically with Excel (Pivot Tables), Power Point (slide presentations) and other summary and analysis tools. Must demonstrate good analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Travel: Some travel may be required.

Additional Information

Komatsu is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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