Legal Internship Opportunities - Summer 2016


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Chicago, IL 



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Build your success early through hands-on internship experience. We believe in giving our interns meaningful work, opportunity to give back to the community and the potential to join our team full-time.


Verizon’s Legal Intern Program (“VLIP”) seeks to create a significant and lasting impact on the legal profession by developing prospective talent, including talent from diverse backgrounds, through exposure to the practice of law in a corporate legal setting.  The program introduces interns to the global and complex nature of in-house legal practice at Verizon – a global leader in delivering innovations in communications, information and entertainment.

A Verizon internship role will give you a chance to channel your drive and enthusiasm. It will be an experience that puts you front and center, allowing you to be hands-on and contributing your creative energy to high-impact projects from the moment you arrive.

Under the supervision of Verizon attorneys, selected interns will have the opportunity to: support negotiations with large enterprise customers by drafting contract amendments; review and/or draft provisions for Verizon’s technology and software sourcing contracts; participate in business, sales and marketing meetings; research and summarize legal developments and/or case law in practice areas such as IP, tax and privacy; and contribute to projects that relate to state and/or federal regulatory issues affecting the communications industry.  Interns will have the opportunity to produce written work product subject to Verizon confidentiality restrictions.



  • Currently enrolled in first year full time law degree program (1L) and returning to the program after the completion of the internship
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products
  • Strong project management & analytical skills
  • Strong written skills with the ability to prepare informative and persuasive presentations for senior management
  • Outstanding oral communications skills; must be able and willing to lead meetings and give presentations to large audiences
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Must be self-motivated, pro-active, and a team player
  • Ability to work for eight weeks in one of the following locations: Arlington, VA; Basking Ridge, NJ; Chicago, IL; Irving, TX; or San Francisco, CA

Equal Employment Opportunity

  • Verizon is a Federal Contractor
  • Verizon requests veteran priority referrals
  • Verizon is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer M/F/Disability/Vet.

Company Info
1 Verizon Way, Basking Ridge, NJ, 07920
Basking Ridge, NJ, United States

Phone: 908-210-6982
Web Site: www.verizon.com

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