Intern, Legal (Summer 2019)

Indianapolis, IN
Practice Areas: NA
Summary: The legal internship program with USA Football offers a law school student the unique opportunity to gain real world legal experience working for a sports entity. As the legal intern for football’s national governing body, you will be asked to perform a wide variety of tasks in support of the organization’s two-person legal team. The legal intern will be asked to keep up with the demands of a fast-paced work environment while being provided an insider’s perspective on the legal operations of a sports organization.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Draft and review various legal agreements including licensing agreements, sponsorship agreements, vendor agreements, facility agreements, etc.
  • Research and draft legal memoranda on various topics
  • Prepare policy documents that adopt best practices for events, programs, and general administration
  • Analyze legal and risk management issues
  • Education: Current law school student; completion of two years of law school at the time of internship (required)

Preferred Skills:
  • Completion of a contract drafting course
  • Interest in sports law, non-profit law, health law, or related areas
  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple assignments

  • Internship begins May 13, 2019 and ends August 9, 2019
  • Internship is full-time (40 hours/week)
  • Internships are unpaid, with a $1000 nominal monthly stipend, plus parking allowance
  • Reports to Corporate Counsel
  • Position will be located at USA Football’s headquarters based in Indianapolis, IN
  • Must secure housing and transportation in Indianapolis
  • USA Football supports interns seeking academic credit
  • Interns must identify learning goals and work with supervisor to achieve goals
  • Examine the organization and its industry/environment
  • Analyze and interpret functions and responsibilities
  • Observe professionals in various roles and participate with them where appropriate
  • Apply academic learning to practical and professional work experiences
  • Learn how to perform specific tasks

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