Legal Internship - Beginning June 2021

Seattle, WA
Full TimeIntern
The mission of the Allen Institute is to unlock the complexities of bioscience and advance our knowledge to improve human health. Using an open science, multi-scale, team-oriented approach, the Allen Institute focuses on accelerating foundational research, developing standards and models, and cultivating new ideas to make a broad, transformational impact on science.

The mission of the Allen Institute administration team is to provide support and structure to the scientific divisions. Coinciding with the team science approach, administration helps facilitate team learning and the overall mission of the institute.

Please Note: In this one-year long internship, the legal intern will work closely with the Allen Institute legal department on a wide range of issues including contracts, intellectual property, licensing, employment, immigration, research collaborations, regulatory matters, legal research, corporate governance, operations and policies. The legal intern will gain invaluable real-world legal experience by assuming responsibility, managing multiple projects simultaneously, and working with internal business clients.

Expected Hours of Work· This legal internship starts in the summer of 2021: There is a commitment to work 40 hours per week during the summer. Once school begins in the fall of 2021, there is a commitment to work 12-19 hours per week during the school year.

**In order to be considered for this role, you must submit your completed application no later than August 10th, 2020**

Essential Functions
  • Draft and review varying degrees of contracts, including service agreements, purchase agreements, policies and collaboration agreements
  • Assist with non-profit corporate governance matters, including legal research of statutory and regulatory developments
  • Facilitate presentations on legal research findings to stakeholders
  • Provide legal support to the legal department on projects as needed
  • Contribute to the legal operations core competency process improvements, as needed

Note: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

Work Environment
  • Open-concept office area
  • Individual workstation with computing equipment and software

Physical Demands
  • A desk-oriented position
  • Fine motor movements in fingers/hands to operate computers and other office equipment

Required Education and Experience
  • Must be currently enrolled and in good standing in law school within Seattle
  • Demonstrated operating knowledge of computers
  • Intermediate level ability with MS Office and other software programs

Preferred Education and Experience
  • Prior work experience in an in-house counsel or professional environment
  • Science background a plus
  • Nonprofit experience helpful
  • Work Study qualified preferred
  • Outstanding research and writing skills
  • Strong oral communication skills
  • Sound judgment and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to a diverse workload
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent time management and organization skills
  • Self-starter with the ability to meet or exceed deadlines, prioritize and multi-task in a fast paced, changing environment

Additional Comments
**Please note, this opportunity does not sponsor work visas and has no relocation assistance**

Closing Date: 10th August, 2020
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