Nestlé and Starbucks are bringing together the world’s most iconic coffee brands. Starbucks’ robust product portfolio celebrates coffee with rich tradition – customer experience is paramount. Coupled with Nestlé’s mission to enhance the quality of consumers’ lives and contributing to a healthier future, this strategic alliance will create career opportunities that will drive innovation and go-to-market strategies, bringing the best coffee to customers around the world. It has never been a more exciting time to join the Nestlé Coffee Partners team!
What to Expect
Our 1L 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 Perkins Coie. This comprehensive program provides law students completing their first year of studies with the opportunity to intern with the in-house legal team for our Nestlé Coffee Partners group at its Seattle, Washington office. Participants will receive hands-on experience working with the Nestlé Legal team in areas such as intellectual property, commercial contracts, 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 Perkins Coie law firm, participants will have the opportunity to work two to three weeks at Perkins Coie’s Seattle, WA office doing work for Perkins Coie clients and be integrated into training program and events. During the time with Perkins Coie, participants will have the opportunity to work directly with associates and partners, where they will gain experience and in-sights from working at one of America’s premier 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
This internship is limited to individuals completing their first year of law school.
- 3.0 or above cumulative GPA
- Additional Requirements
- Willing to work for 10-12 consecutive weeks in summer of 2021
- Willing to work in Seattle, Washington 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
- Demonstrating initiative and leadership