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In a world of cloud complexity, NetApp simplifies. Our customers are looking for a more unified and secure multicloud experience, and we provide the services, infrastructure and expertise they need to achieve it.

If you want to have a real impact, NetApp is the place for you. You’ll make a difference—while still maintaining a healthy work-life balance. Who are we? Forward-thinking technology people with a heart. Join us.

Intern - Legal

San Jose, California, United States
Job category: Internships Job ID: 124182-en_US
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About NetApp

We’re forward-thinking technology people with heart. We make our own rules, drive our own opportunities, and try to approach every challenge with fresh eyes. Of course, we can’t do it alone. We know when to ask for help, collaborate with others, and partner with smart people. We embrace diversity and openness because it’s in our DNA. We push limits and reward great ideas. What is your great idea?

"At NetApp, we fully embrace and advance a diverse, inclusive global workforce with a culture of belonging that leverages the backgrounds and perspectives of all employees, customers, partners, and communities to foster a higher performing organization." -George Kurian, CEO

Job Summary

As a Legal Intern, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in NetApp’s culture and day-to-day operations. You will join a team that spans multiple sites and develop an understanding of what it takes to run a global corporate legal department and what in-house counsel do each day.

This position is within NetApp’s Legal team and will focus on the following practice areas: Contract Management and Negotiations; Legal Operations; Intellectual Property; Compliance and Employment; Government Relations; Data Privacy and Governance; Global Trade Compliance; Litigation; Corporate and Securities.

We invest heavily in new talent. Your energy and fresh ideas are vital to cement our position as a market leader. We’ll push you beyond your comfort zone with a belief that no idea is off-limits. At the same time, you’ll have all the resources, mentoring, and feedback you need to grow. What’s more, whatever your role, you can be yourself in a team that celebrates individuality and welcomes different perspectives.

Job Requirements

Expectations:

  • Understanding the various teams within The Legal Department, their roles, and how they support the enterprise.
  • Shadowing in-house counsel and legal professionals while gaining exposure to and participating in various legal projects and workstreams across the team, which may include, but is not limited to: 
    • Negotiating NDAs and technology contracts with opposing counsel
    • Supporting various business units and advising on risk tolerance and interpreting contract terms
    • Creating and managing templates that transactional attorneys use on a daily basis
    • Interpreting contractual issues that arise throughout the summer
    • Reviewing patent applications
    • Assisting patent litigation
    • Testing and implementing new tools and technologies within the department 
    • Any other special projects that may arise  

Requirements:

  • Eager to learn and a strong desire to grow and expand knowledge in the corporate and in-house legal world
  • Ability to use the skills that are currently being gained in law school to build a strong foundation for a legal career
  • A passion for evangelizing integrity, ethics, and compliance.
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity and intellect
  • Strong negotiation skills and ability to build strong relationships with clients throughout NetApp as well as legal department colleagues worldwide
  • Good written and verbal communication skills with an ability to work both independently and with colleagues as needed
  • Good legal, analytical, judgment, organizational, advocacy, and program management skills.

Additional Details:

  • Job Posting Info: This is a pipeline position that will be opened on a recurring basis and used to fill roles aligned with the required skill sets.
  • Program Dates: This is an internship with start dates in May or June 2024.  Recruiting efforts will be ongoing until specific teams find an ideal match.

Experience

Must be enrolled in an educational or professional program through summer 2024 or later.  

Equal Opportunity Employer:

NetApp is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and to compliance with all federal, state and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination based on age, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, disability or genetic information, pregnancy, protected veteran status, and any other protected classification. 

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Why NetApp?

In a world full of generalists, NetApp is a specialist. No one knows how to elevate the world’s biggest clouds like NetApp. We are data-driven and empowered to innovate. Trust, integrity, and teamwork all combine to make a difference for our customers, partners, and communities. 

We expect a healthy work-life balance. Our volunteer time off program is best in class, offering employees 40 hours of paid time off per year to volunteer with their favorite organizations.  We provide comprehensive medical, dental, wellness, and vision plans for you and your family.  We offer educational assistance, legal services, and access to discounts. We also offer financial savings programs to help you plan for your future.  

If you run toward knowledge and problem-solving, join us. 

USA Residents Only:

Final compensation will be dependent on various factors relevant to the position and candidate such as geographical location, candidate qualifications, certifications, relevant job-related work experience, education,  skillset and other relevant business and organizational factors, consistent with applicable law.  In addition, the position may include some of the following comprehensive benefits such Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, 401(K), Paid Time off (PTO), sick time, leave of absence as per the FMLA and other relevant leave laws, Company bonus/commission, employee stock purchase plan, and/or restricted stocks (RSU’s).

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NetApp is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and to compliance with all federal, state and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination based on age, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, disability or genetic information, pregnancy, protected veteran status and any other protected classification. We pledge to take every reasonable step to ensure that our applicants and employees are respected, treated fairly and with dignity. See the EEO poster (PDF). NetApp makes reasonable accommodations, consistent with applicable laws, for religious purposes and for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified applicant or employee with a disability, who can perform the essential job functions unless undue hardship would result.

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