About the Role
The Visa 1L Diversity Internship program is designed to enhance the legal careers of first year law students who have demonstrated a passion for advancing the diversity of the legal profession. The program gives qualified candidates the opportunity to enhance their legal education, establish meaningful contacts, improve the quality of their work product through comprehensive feedback, and aspire to a rewarding career in the law.
This position, based in Visa's New York, NY office is a summer internship for law students interested in learning more about working in an in-house legal department. Under supervision of attorneys, the intern will receive a variety of work assignments in multiple practice areas, which may include: litigation, M&A, employment, data use & privacy, marketing, trademark, IP, regulatory, product, and more. The intern will also learn first-hand about Visa business operations and interact with internal business clients.
As a Legal Intern, you will have the chance to:
Work closely with multiple members of the Visa legal team across a variety of practice areas
Gain valuable insights about working in-house, which can be a rare opportunity for junior lawyers
Deliver an end-of-summer presentation to senior members of the Legal team (potentially including the General Counsel)
Attend fun social events with fellow interns
Shadow members of Visa’s Legal Department
Complete projects in a variety of practice areas under supervision of Visa attorneys
Good standing as a first-year law student at an ABA accredited law school.
An interest in the in-house legal environment
Demonstrated academic excellence and leadership ability, personal and professional accomplishments, commitment to community service or meaningful contribution to the diversity of the legal community
Excellent written and oral communication and legal research skills
Strategic thinking and thought leadership
Proven ability to translate ideas into action
Teamwork, interpersonal & relationship-building skills
Attention to detail
An innovative, creative, entrepreneurial spirit that welcomes change and challenge
Motivated, focused, driven; embraces a global mindset