Foods people love. Brands people trust. And a career that nourishes your future like no other.
At Nestlé USA, we provide high-quality products that are essential to living well. As individuals and teams, we embrace leadership, make important contributions and support each other’s professional development. Join the world’s leading nutrition, health and wellness company, and deliver the satisfying foods that help people around the world through every phase of life.
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. office virtually or in-person 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 with Mayer Brown, 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 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
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 2021
- 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