Legal Intern

Columbia, MD
Practice Areas: NA
SparkPost is looking for a self-motivated, results-oriented 1L or 2L to join our legal and privacy team full-time this summer for a paid internship. A successful candidate will thrive in a fast-paced environment, where he or she will help address novel and complex legal and business issues faced by a global technology company. The legal intern will be tasked with actual attorney work, which makes this a tremendous opportunity for anyone looking to join an in-house legal team in the future.

  • Research substantive legal issues relevant to an email technology company, including around data use and data protection
  • Draft, negotiate, and review commercial agreements
  • Review and draft policies, procedures, and playbooks for various internal stakeholders
  • Assist with General Counsel with special projects and initiatives, which may include regulatory compliance work (e.g., GDPR or CCPA compliance) or operational tasks (e.g., assisting with development of contract lifecycle management tools)
  • Other duties as assigned

  • First or second year law student, with top academic credentials, pursuing a J.D. from an ABA accredited law school
  • Strong attention to detail, organization, and time management
  • Excellent research, writing, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Must be self motivated, scrappy, and able to work independently
  • Smart, ethical, a team player, hard-working and proactive (no exceptions)
  • Must be able to multi-task and adhere to strict deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel and a basic understanding of PowerPoint
  • Sense of humor

  • Previous in-house legal internship and/or business-related work experience, particularly in the SaaS or software sector
  • Interest in business law and/or privacy law
  • Working knowledge of Google Suite Apps and/or Salesforce

Closing Date: 29th March, 2019
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