Legal Externship, Summer 2020

Internship Los Angeles, California


Position at J2 Global

J2’s Legal Department, which supports J2 Global, Inc.’s network of related U.S. and international companies, is seeking a Legal Extern. The externship is an opportunity for a current law student to receive training in the responsibilities expected of an in-house attorney.  As part of their training, in addition to assisting the Legal Department with its day-to-day operations, the extern will work on long term projects that impact J2’s corporate growth and development. The extern will not only work extensively with in-house counsel, but will also interface with outside counsel and non-legal personnel across multiple departments. Specific projects will be selected from a broad range of topics, and areas of training can be customized to the extern’s interests. This opportunity is well suited for a law student looking to sample multiple areas of law.  The externship is unpaid and intended to provide training for the extern only.  There is no guarantee of a position with the company at the end of the externship.

Job Duties

Projects will vary depending on the extern’s interest. Externs from previous years have received training in the following areas:

  • Regulatory compliance, including data privacy
  • M&A deals
  • Corporate governance and SEC filings
  • Litigation
  • Intellectual property
  • Customer and vendor contracts
  • Internal policies and procedures

Job Requirements

The externship is open only to students currently enrolled at an ABA-accredited, top-tier law school. The ideal candidate is in the top third of his or her class.

  • Must be eager to learn and willing to dive in outside of the candidate’s comfort zone. The ideal candidate can work efficiently with guidance and direction but requires minimal supervision.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. 
  • The ideal candidate is someone that others readily describe as being a pleasure to work with.
  • Must demonstrate discretion and sound judgment. The work is real and the extern will be exposed to confidential materials, attorney-client privileged information, and attorney work product.
  • Must have excellent legal research and writing skills.
J2 Global, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.