Verizon’s Legal Intern Program (“VLIP”) is a diversity pipeline initiative intended to create a significant and lasting impact on the legal profession by developing prospective talent through exposure to the practice of law in a corporate legal setting.The program introduces interns to the global and complex nature of in-house legal practice at Verizon -a global leader in delivering innovations in communications, information and entertainment. Verizon hosts 1Ls for 8 weeks at the following locations: Arlington, VA; Basking Ridge, NJ; Chicago, IL; Irving, TX; and San Francisco, CA.
While VLIP is open to all 1Ls, we strongly encourage women and students from ethnically diverse backgrounds that are traditionally underrepresented in corporate law departments to apply. All applicants regardless of age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin or disability must be exceptional, eager and ready to thrive in a competitive corporate environment.
VLIP Description: Under the supervision of Verizon attorneys, selected interns will have the opportunity to: support negotiations with large enterprise customers by drafting contract amendments; review and/or draft provisions for Verizon’s technology and software sourcing contracts; participate in business, sales and marketing meetings; research and summarize legal developments and/or case law in practice areas such as IP, tax and privacy; and contribute to projects that relate to state and/or federal regulatory issues affecting the communications industry.Interns will have the opportunity to produce written work product subject to Verizon confidentiality restrictions.
Please submit a cover letter, official transcript, and writing sample per the requirements below:
- Cover Letters – Must include: Applicant’s full name; name of law school; and a brief description of how you would be an asset to the VLIP program and how VLIP would help you achieve your career goals.
- Transcript – Only official law school transcripts sent to Verizon directly by the applicant’s law school will be accepted. Transcripts should be sent to: Verizon Legal Intern Program Arlington Coordinator – 1320 North Courthouse Road Arlington, VA 22201
- Writing Sample – One
Submit Applications to: http://www.verizon.com/campus
Approximately: $1000.00 Per Week
8 Weeks, Commencing June 2014
Candidates invited to interview will be required to submit three (3) references
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, please apply at sooner rather than later.
Verizon is a global leader in delivering innovation in communications, information and entertainment. We offer consumers, businesses and government-voice, data and video services over superior wireless, broadband and global IP networks that meet customer demand for speed, mobility, security and control. As we deliver the benefits of these advanced technologies, we grow our company and drive our industry forward, which in turn creates value for shareowners, customers and the communities we serve and makes Verizon a great place to work.