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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Legal Intern - GOOGLE-Kenya


Google's legal department is at the center of an information law revolution, and you're at its core. As a Legal Assistant, you are a driving force behind the success of your Legal team, ready to roll up your sleeves to create and improve processes, maintain records, conduct legal research and coordinate communications across the team. As you closely support your team, you may find yourself working with multiple groups within the Legal Department, internal clients across Google, and external parties. You're an independent thinker who isn't afraid to ask questions, and you're organized in a way that never overlooks the details.

As a Legal Intern with a specialization in intellectual property, technology or media law, you will contribute to the legal team’s efforts in a variety of areas including commercial agreements, marketing projects as well as dispute resolution and litigation. Candidates should be capable of producing high-quality legal research and analysis work in a flexible, fast-paced environment and have the ability to work in English, orally and in writing.


  • Conduct cross jurisdiction legal research on a wide variety of legal topics including: intellectual property, consumer regulations, media law, advertising law, etc.
  • Draft and/or localise commercial agreements.
  • Respond to various legal requests from users and third parties in relation to Google services.
  • Assist the legal team in the preparation and the management of court actions.
  • Participate in the creation of an internal knowledge base for the legal team.
  • Minimum qualifications
  • Degree (LL.B. or equivalent). In lieu of degree, relevant skills or equivalent experience.
  • Recent graduate (12 months or less since graduation).
  • Preferred qualifications
  • Excellent legal analysis and research skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of online technologies and Google services.
  • Hard working, well organised and able to manage numerous projects simultaneously under deadline pressure.
  • Excellent written and oral skills in English. French would be an added advantage.

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