Fall 2014 - Wikimedia Foundation, Legal Intern
If you’re a current law student or recent law school graduate passionate about free knowledge and open source issues, applying to our legal internship program can provide an immersive in-house experience with specific education and training in the areas of Internet law and free knowledge organizations. Interns selected would work full-time at the Foundation's downtown San Francisco office (we will also consider applications for part-time work on a case-by-case basis for the Fall and Spring semesters).
What to expect:
The Foundation faces a myriad of legal issues ranging from complex copyright questions to international freedom of speech issues to mobile development to internal corporate compliance. Because of the wide array of legal issues, the interns will be assigned challenging projects based on their particular interests and strengths. These projects range from researching various legal questions to drafting licensing agreements to developing internal and external policies. Each intern will receive individualized projects that they will be expected to spearhead under the supervision and guidance of an attorney from the Legal & Community Advocacy Department. Interns will work closely with their supervising attorney -- attending and participating in internal and external meetings, collaborating on projects, receiving feedback and support, and generally learning about the practical dimensions of practicing law in-house at a web-based company.
Application Details (now closed)
- Please submit a cover letter, resume, transcript, and a list of references. If you're a Wikimedian, please remember to mention your username!
- Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to apply as early into the submission period as possible.
- When the opportunity exists, the Legal & Community Advocacy Department will work with an intern's university to facilitate earning academic credits and/or receiving funding for the intern's time at the Wikimedia Foundation.
- The Wikimedia Foundation values and promotes diversity. We invite applications from candidates regardless of race, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, age, or disability. The application is now closed.
TRUSTe Seeks Legal Interns
TRUSTe’s Global Privacy Solutions team is seeking talented interns with a passion for consumer data privacy to join their team. This is a paid position for a current law student (JD or LLM). Interns will have the opportunity to attend weekly team meetings, TRUSTe product reviews, and team building events. Interns will also have access to privacy subject matter experts. The Interns will be members of the TRUSTe Global Privacy Solutions team. They will serve in a support function for the Privacy Solutions Managers (PSM) by ensuring client compliance with TRUSTe’s privacy program requirements. For more information, see the job posting.
Electronic Frontier Foundation: Fall 2014 Internship Opportunity
Based in San Francisco, EFF is the leading nonprofit organization defending civil liberties in the digital world. Our lawyers and activists protect user privacy, free expression, and innovation through impact litigation, policy analysis, grassroots activism, and technology development. We work to ensure that rights and freedoms are enhanced and protected as our use of technology grows.
Legal interns assist in all aspects of litigation, including legal research, factual investigation, and drafting of memoranda and briefs, while also helping with policy research, client counseling, and the development of public education materials. EFF's docket ranges across the technological and legal landscape, from online fair use of copyrighted materials to electronic voting to the PATRIOT Act; take a look at http://www.eff.org/cases/ for details about our work preserving constitutional values in the digital world. Summer legal internships are full-time, 40 hours per week minimum, and last 10-14 weeks (typically mid-May through mid-August). School-year internships are part-time, 16 hours per week minimum, and last 10-12 weeks (Spring Semester typically runs from the beginning of January through mid-May and Fall Semester runs mid-August through December). Law students attending schools with non-semester schedules are encouraged to apply as well. Internships are available at our office in San Francisco for all legal issues. We do not offer remote internships. Internships are generally unpaid; therefore arrangements should be made with the student's law school for work/study stipends.Law students of all levels are encouraged to apply. Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in and enthusiasm for civil liberties or technology-related legal issues, along with excellent research and writing skills and the initiative and energy to see projects to completion in a fast-moving environment. (Being a bit of a geek may help, but isn't required!)
To apply, just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Legal Intern Applicant for [Semester/Quarter, Year]: [Your Name]." We'd like a single email with your resume and writing sample attached, as .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf or .txt files; no WordPerfect, please. The body of the email should contain your "cover letter," explaining why you want to work with EFF and why we should want to work with you, followed by three references. Note that writing samples on civil liberties and/or intellectual property issues are highly preferred. Please be sure to include both your phone number and your email address in your cover letter.
Applications will be evaluated as they are received. You are encouraged to apply early, as we will be accepting on a rolling basis. Our internship program is based in our San Francisco office; we no longer accept internship applications for our DC office.
The deadline for Fall Semester internships has passed.