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If you're a current 1L student eager to make an impact on an enormous scale, take strides into greatness and pursue your career with Nestlé USA.
What to Expect
Our 1L Scholars Legal Internship Program is a paid, full time, 10-12 week summer program offered in partnership with the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity and the law firm of Mayer Brown LLP. This comprehensive program provides law students completing their first year of studies with the opportunity to intern with the in-house legal team at our Arlington, Virginia headquarters. Participants will receive hands-on experience working with the Nestlé Legal team in areas such as intellectual property, litigation, commercial contracts, employment, advertising, food law and general legal matters. In–house lawyers will provide mentoring to participants with developmental feedback to gain a better understanding of the unique role of an in-house law department at the world’s largest food company. Additionally, through our partnership with the Mayer Brown law firm, participants will have the opportunity to (1) work two to three weeks at Mayer Brown’s Washington D.C. offices doing work for Nestlé and other Mayer Brown clients and (2) participate in Mayer Brown’s summer associate training program and events. During the time at Mayer Brown, participants will have the opportunity to work directly with associates and partners will experience where they will gain experience and in-sights from working at one of America’s premier full service law firms.
Examples of Past Projects
As a legal intern at Nestlé USA, you will gain exposure to senior legal leadership and develop your professional network.
Reviewing and drafting commercial contracts
Assisting with the development of policies, training materials, checklists and guidelines in a variety of practice areas including employment and environmental law
Preparing cease and desist letters for commercial and intellectual property disputes
Investigating and managing potential trademark infringement matters
Research current trends in food law
Digital and Social Media Matters
Leadership Council on Legal Diversity.
Nestlé USA is proud to be among the newest members of LCLD, which formed in 2009 to advance diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. The organization comprises more than 250 members, who serve as either general counsel of major corporations or managing partners of the nation’s leading law firms, dedicated to a truly diverse and inclusive legal profession. The leaders who make up the LCLD share the belief that for the legal profession to prosper, it is necessary to hire, engage, retain, and promote the best talent. A critical component of having the best talent is having diverse talent. For more information about LCLD, visit www.LCLDnet.org.
Mayer Brown LLP
Mayer Brown is a distinctively global law firm, uniquely positioned to advise the world’s leading companies and financial institutions on their most complex deals and disputes. With extensive reach across four continents, Mayer Brown is has approximately 200 lawyers in each of the world’s three largest financial centers—New York, London and Hong Kong—the backbone of the global economy. They have deep experience in high-stakes litigation and complex transactions across industry sectors, including their signature strength, the global financial services industry. Their diverse teams of lawyers are recognized by clients like Nestlé as strategic partners with deep commercial instincts and a commitment to creatively anticipating clients’ needs and delivering excellence in everything they do.
- This internship is limited to individuals completing their first year of law school.
- 3.0 or above cumulative GPA
- Willing to work for 10-12 consecutive weeks in summer of 2020
- Willing to work in Arlington, Virginia and Washington, DC for the duration of the internship
Knowledge & Skills
- Strong communication, analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills
- Self-starter who is results-oriented and exhibits responsibility, creativity, and intellectual curiosity
- Involvement in extracurricular activities, demonstrating initiative and leadership
The Nestlé Companies are equal employment and affirmative action employers and looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment.