The Fully Funded Google Legal Summer Institute (LSI) Program is now calling for applications from aspirants Worldwide in 2023. Do you have an interest in this opportunity? Read to the end because we will be discussing the eligibility criteria, its benefits and step-by-step application process.
Google Legal Summer Institute (LSI) Program is a unique experience where law school students who are underrepresented in the legal field are invited to spend time interning with one of our partner law firms and gain experience of what it is like to work in private practice.
During their internship, students will spend a week with Google (remotely and/or in-person depending on the location) attending presentations and career development workshops, building their network and gaining insights into life as an in-house lawyer at a global technology company.
- Host: Google Inc.
- Eligible Countries: All Countries
- Reward: Full Sponsorship | Mentorship | Exposure
The Google Legal Summer Institute measures success through four objectives:
- Providing students with work experience with one of our partner law firms
- Providing early exposure to in-house careers at Google for students underrepresented in the legal field
- Sharing information across the corporate sector regarding best practices to develop a legal internship program that prioritizes underrepresented talent
- Improving diversity within law firms, especially Google’s outside counsel
LSI students will learn more about the different opportunities and possible career paths within Law. They will also participate in some interactive and practical workshops (e.g. interview and CV skills).
Requirements for The Google Legal Summer Institute Program
Locations: Belgium, Egypt, France, Germany, Ghana, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Netherlands, Nigeria, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom
To apply, students must:
- Have work authorization in the country of internship
- Be a law student and would like to or is considering entering the legal profession
- Demonstrate academic excellence
- Provide resume
- Be comfortable working in the English language as the Google week will be held in English
Students who identify with a group that is underrepresented in the legal profession are especially encouraged to apply.
Duration and Reward
Law Firm Participation
The Google Legal Summer Institute is a paid opportunity and all participating partner firms are deeply committed to contribute to making this experience for LSI students as similar as their other paid vacation schemes.
There are no specific requirements regarding students’ law firm work assignments, however we recommend that assignments provide a good balance of quality and quantity and contain substance and variety.
Office placement location will be at the discretion of the law firm and the student.
The Google Legal Summer Institute offers access to an optional six-month mentorship program which connects LSI students with and a mentor who will be a more experienced Google lawyer or legal professional. The mentor is an unbiased resource, untied to the student’s work, who will aid in the student’s personal and professional development by sharing their advice and guidance on a confidential 1:1 basis with the mentee.
The Google Legal Summer Institute team facilitates candid conversations with top legal leaders throughout their week at Google. Past speakers include Yoram Elkaïm, EMEA Legal Lead, various members of the EMEA legal team (including Head of Regions, Privacy, Competition, Copyright) and the broader global and policy teams.
Method of Application for The Google Legal Summer Institute Internship
Interested and qualified applicants for the Google Legal Summer Institute program should apply using the link below.
For Belgium, Germany, Ghana, Kenya, Netherlands, Nigeria, South Africa, UK: Please apply by completing this application form. For other locations, please refer to your law firm/point of contact.
Applicants are to completely submit applications before the Deadline: June 11, 2023
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