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Athene Law Clerk - Summer 2023 in West Des Moines, Iowa

We are Athene. At Athene, we are driven to do more. We are a leading retirement services company that issues, reinsures and acquires retirement savings products designed for the increasing number of individuals and institutions seeking to fund retirement needs. We see every day as a new opportunity to measure ourselves against the best - and then we don't stop until we've set the bar even higher. We're ready to help you achieve more.


Working at Athene is more than an internship— it’s a game changer for your career. Being an intern at Athene is seeing your idea come into fruition through collaborating with a team. It’s doing meaningful work with talented people. All internships are designed for you to create innovative solutions for our customers and the industry. Our internships are about making a difference in our workplace and communities. We are seeking intern candidates who are passionate about promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion and corporate social responsibility in the workplace, workforce, and marketplace.

Athene is committed to providing the best internship experience. The internship experience includes professional development, networking, and a paid furnished housing option. Must be enrolled in courses for Fall of 2023.


We are searching for a 2023 Summer Intern who is a self-starter, assertive, confident, and enthusiastic to be part of our Legal & Compliance Team in our West Des Moines, IA office for the summer. This internship position is an excellent opportunity for a student who is currently pursuing a JD and would like to learn more about the financial services industry. The internship will report to our Vice President of Compliance but will work with both our Legal and Compliance areas throughout the summer.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Researching various regulatory obligations and/or rule proposals, to help assess their impact on Athene

  • Assisting with various aspects of Athene’s compliance program, which is primarily focused on meeting the Company’s obligations as a financial service provider

  • Assisting Compliance Team with documentation reviews, updating the compliance calendar and other administrative tasks

  • Researching federal and state insurance laws in various states

  • Drafting legal memoranda

  • Assisting the Legal Team with day-to-day operations

  • Collaborating with internal and external partners and personnel; and

  • Assisting with ad-hoc legal and compliance projects and requests as needed.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Individuals currently pursuing a Juris Doctorate;

  • Available to work full time for 10-12 weeks from mid-May to mid-August

  • Excellent research, writing, and communication skills

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Manages work assignments to meet deadlines

  • Ability to handle confidential information

  • Works effectively with others in a collaborative team environmenta

  • Strong Computer skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel

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Athene celebrates diversity, is committed to inclusion and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.