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Legal Intern 1L, summer 2023

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10034647 Location New York, New York, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted Nov. 16, 2022 Flex Type On-Site

- This role is considered on-site, which means the employee will work from a Company designated location on an ongoing basis.

Job Summary:

At Disney, we‘re storytellers. We make the impossible, possible. We do this through utilizing and developing cutting-edge technology and pushing the envelope to bring stories to life through our movies, direct-to-consumer streaming services, products, parks and experiences, and our television shows and networks. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world.

As a member of Disney Legal, you’ll work with world-class leaders driving the strategies that keep The Walt Disney Company at the leading edge of entertainment. See and be seen by other innovative thinkers as you enable the greatest storytellers in the world to create memories for millions of families around the globe.

A Day in the Life…

The intern will assist a team of lawyers, paralegals, and professional support staff in one of several areas of the Disney legal team: 

  • Support the administering of the Company’s compliance program and partnering with business teams to ensure compliance with the Company’s Standards of Business Conduct and other compliance policies, as well as applicable legal and regulatory obligations;

  • Support the Privacy Legal team, which provides privacy and data security legal advice to the Company’s businesses around the globe in all varieties of contexts, including new and advanced technologies, advertising and marketing, content distribution, cybersecurity and incident response, personnel and vendor management, and product development, operation, and distribution.  ;

  • Support the Intellectual Property team, which advises on a range of copyright, trademark, and right of publicity issues related to the development, production, marketing and distribution of motion pictures, television shows, online content, games and related consumer products; and

  • Support the business of distribution, including content licensing and acquisitions, direct-to-consumer streaming (e.g., Disney+ and Hulu), marketing, network operations, and advertising sales. 

Together, these teams are responsible for providing support for the Company’s domestic and international businesses, including Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, Walt Disney Studios, Marvel Studios, Pixar, LucasFilm, 20th Century Studios, Searchlight Pictures, ESPN, ABC, FX, National Geographic, Disney+, Hulu, and many more. 

What we are looking for…

We’re looking for energetic, self-motivated and reliable individuals who can work closely with other senior attorneys, and with other internal groups, and will exercise the highest level of ethics and discretion.  The specific qualities include:

  • Professionalism and maintenance of absolute confidentiality;

  • Extremely well organized and attentive to detail and nuance;

  • Excellent verbal and written skills;

  • Excellent analytical skills, especially in legal analysis

  • Excellent research skills; resourceful

  • Strong organizational skills with ability to handle and follow through on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment; detail-oriented

  • Ability to excel in a collaborative environment;

  • Willingness to assist the entire team when and as needed.

Required Education:

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited U.S. law school, with completion of first year (1L) by the start of the internship.

The pay rate for this internship in New York is $40.40 per hour.

Internship Eligibility:

  • Must be enrolled in an accredited college/university taking at least one class in the semester/quarter (spring/fall) prior to participation in the internship program OR must have graduated from a college/university within 6 months OR currently participating in a Disney College Program or Disney Professional Internship​

  • The approximate dates of this internship are May/June 2023 through August 2023

  • Candidate must be available to work full time hours (approximately 40 hours per week)

  • The internships will be on-site work will be in New York City, NY.

  • Must provide own housing for the duration internship program​ in the New York City area

  • Must have reliable transportation to/from work​

About The Walt Disney Company (Corporate):

At Disney Corporate you can see how the businesses behind the Company’s powerful brands come together to create the most innovative, far-reaching and admired entertainment company in the world. As a member of a corporate team, you’ll work with world-class leaders driving the strategies that keep The Walt Disney Company at the leading edge of entertainment. See and be seen by other innovative thinkers as you enable the greatest storytellers in the world to create memories for millions of families around the globe.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with TWDC Enterprises 18 Corp., which is part of a business we call The Walt Disney Company (Corporate).

TWDC Enterprises 18 Corp. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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