Summer Associate (Legal Internship)

Cleveland, OH
Practice Areas: NA
At the Unify Project, a high-tech nonprofit, we believe there is a way to upgrade to an economy driven by inclusive prosperity and well-being. We are aggregating, integrating and analyzing vast data from diverse sources using leading-edge methodologies and technology. The new analytics and knowledge generated by the Unify Project can power better decision-making about how to best invest and align resources and policies to achieve both sustained economic and individual success. Cleveland, Ohio is our pilot market.

Reporting to Unify’s Senior Counsel, the role of Summer Associate will participate in various aspects of the Company’s legal and compliance functions, including contract and license review, research, and generation of topical memos. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate excellent written and interpersonal communication skills, time management, and the ability to work independently, including creation of relevant content with minimal direction. In addition, we seek people who recognize the accomplishments of the team before the individual, who demonstrate transparency and accountability, and who have a growth mindset.

Specific Responsibilities
  • Conduct legal and policy research on emerging areas of the law; draft memoranda on such topics
  • Offer preliminary review of technology licenses
  • Perform initial contract review of business partner agreements
  • Provide administrative support to the Senior Counsel, including creation of contract summaries and contribution to databases
  • Suggest and pursue projects that will support the Company’s work

Prerequisite Skills & Experience
  • Must be enrolled in a law school approved by the American Bar Association and in good academic standing
  • Must have received at least two thirds of the total academic credits required for graduation by the time the internship commences on June 3, 2019
  • Must pass Unify’s standard background check

This role is intended to be a full-time ten-week paid internship. Unify will consider a part-time intern who is able to maintain a schedule of at least 20 hours per week and at least eight weeks of the summer.

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