L3 Technologies Contracts Intern in Nashville, Tennessee

Contracts Intern


L3 ForceX software enables front-line special operations aviators to save lives on the battlefield. Our tightly integrated hardware and software solutions allow aircrew members to operate efficiently when protecting friendly ground forces. Our clients include the U.S. Armed Forces, U.S. Special Operation Forces and the Department of Homeland Security.

We are located in the vibrant West End area of Nashville, Tennessee near the University of Vanderbilt campus and Centennial Park. We are an industry leader specializing in Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) software development and geospatial application technology programs. Working at L3 ForceX puts you at the forefront of ongoing advancements in an exciting industry and makes you a valued contributor toward changing the way people interact with technology.

Learn about us and how L3 ForceX is more than just a place to work. We enjoy a culture of dedication, innovation and creativity where we approach work with enthusiasm every day. At the same time we are integrating and engineering software that interfaces with some of the latest and coolest hardware on the planet – we are popping some popcorn for an afternoon snack, playing a friendly game of ping-pong, or perhaps designing something fun on the company 3-D printer. We believe our success comes from teamwork and accomplishment.

We are excited to offer our interns perks like flexible work hours (6:30 am to 7:00pm), a 9/80 work schedule with every other Friday off, free lunch on-site three days a week, access to our company suite at Bridgestone arena for concerts and sporting events, and access to on-site gym, just to name a few.

Job Summary:

The Contracts Summer Internship Program at L3 ForceX offers participants exciting and challenging work assignments as well as training and mentoring in the Contracts Department of a Department of Defense contractor. Interns will gain real world work experience within the Contracts, Subcontracts, and Procurement Department in a fast pace highly competitive work environment. This intern assignment is intended as an introductory level assignment and will involve a range of special projects assisting a team lead on streamlining various business processes within Contracts with opportunities for exposure to, and collaboration with, other departments of the organization. The internship will provide the candidate an opportunity to participate in the implementation of an electronic Contract Management System.

This candidate will also be exposed to day-to-day Contract and Subcontract Administration such as handling contractual documents to prepare for, participate in, and support contract negotiations. Opportunities will be provided to assist in the administration of assigned contracts including the negotiation, execution, modification, claims, correspondence, and closeout and the management and organization of the associated contract documentation. In addition, the candidate will have face-to-face contact with other departments to include, programs, finance, and senior/executive level leadership through leadership lunches, internal meetings, and training events.

Support Contract and Subcontract Administrators with relevant work, to include:

  • Request for Proposal (RFP) review, proposal preparation, contract negotiations, fact finding, contract analysis and administration, and Government audit activities

  • Assist with the execution of contracts and the facets of working with contract customers, which may include the U.S. Government, Commercial Customers, International Customers, and Prime U.S. Government Contractors

  • Conduct contract closeout by working with other program functions to ensure all steps in the closeout process are complete

  • Review contract modifications and administering contract change notices and special sales orders in Oracle.

  • Preparation of customer communications via email and/or formal correspondence

  • Gain knowledge and familiarity with Government (FAR/DFAR) regulations and commercial contract clauses

  • Assist with tracking contractual deliverables and the applicable reporting requirements

  • Assist in drafting and executing other contractual agreements, such as Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs), Teaming Agreements, Associate Contractor Agreements (ACAs), Export Licensing Technical Assistance Agreements (TAAs), Bailment Agreements and Memorandums of Agreement(MOAs)

  • Support weekly, monthly or quarterly reports; as required by the Business Area

  • Assist with compiling and maintaining contractual records and documents in accordance with contract requirements and company policies

  • Complete applicable training

  • Fulfill special projects as required

Special projects may range in the following areas:

  • Assist with the implementation of an electronic Contract Management System

  • Maintain regular updates to the proposal tracker and review and report to the Senior Manager of Contracts/Subcontracts associated metrics produced

  • Establishment of a database that tracks release of the contract to the organization and state of execution

  • Enhancement of a formal training program for the Contracts department, including preparation and presentation of Contracts education Power Points

  • Creation of a contract clause matrix to track obligations to our customer(s)

  • Creation of common database management tools to ensure easy access to proposal and contractual documentation across the organization

  • Assist in the resolution of concerns received from the customer

  • Participate in the preparation of requests for quotation, requests for proposals, bids and proposals

  • Ensure that all required approvals and notifications are obtained prior to issuance of any/all contract administration actions or documents

  • Coordinate accomplishment of work with Program Manager and Project Engineer

  • Assist the contract manager and administrators in providing support for the Contract Management System and administrative matters


Position Requirements:

  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Juris Doctorate Degree in Business, Project Management, Law, Finance or other related field

  • Candidates must be at least 18 years old

  • Must be a U.S. Person (i.e. a lawful permanent resident of the U.S.)

  • Candidates must currently be attending a university or college and enrolled in an undergraduate or post-graduate program

  • Candidates preferably must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0

  • Successfully pass pre-employment drug screen and background check

  • The Intern must be able to complete a minimum of a twelve week assignment and work full time for the duration.

  • Solid oral/written communication skills and willingness to work in a team environment

  • Detail oriented, hardworking and enthusiastic

  • Ability to work independently when requested

  • Must be proficient in MS Office Suite

  • Strong work ethic and interpersonal skills

Responsibilities may include:

  • Participating in a twelve-week intern group project to include the following:

  • Simulate realistic proposal process

  • Simulate customer negotiation

  • Final Presentation evaluation by senior management

Equal Opportunity Employer – minorities / females / veterans / individuals with disabilities / sexual orientation / gender identity

Job Contracts Administration

Primary Location USA-Tennessee-Nashville

US Security Clearance Required: None

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day - 1st

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Organization: Operations-20103208

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Job Posting: Mar 8, 2018, 9:07:47 AM

Req ID: 096702