Alan was created in 2016 by Jean-Charles Samuelian (CEO) and Charles Gorintin (CTO) to make the healthcare system frictionless, fair and friendly.
Alan began by creating a fully digitalized Health Insurance. Alan is the only new independent insurance company to be licensed by the Bank of France in the last 33 years.
Since its launch, Alan has grown very rapidly: 85,000 members today for an annual turnover of 60 million euros. This growth has been accompanied by the raising of more than €125 million in four years, from major funds such as Temasek, Index Ventures (Dropbox, Bird, Revolut...) or DST Global (Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp...).
At the same time, the team is also experiencing exponential growth and the offices on the banks of the Saint Martin canal are home to a total of 230 Alaners. We also have a work from anywhere policy (limited to European time zones for now).
Alan is now part of the Next40, raised funds in March, held its first Keynote in September and is shifting to become a Personal Health Partner- on top of being the best Health Insurance there is. Alan offers a unique working environment, marked by a highly differentiated corporate culture (radical transparency, distributed ownership, A+ problems mindset, no meetings policy...) and supported by employees from all horizons (Europe, Silicon Valley, Canada...).
The Legal Intern will:
- Support the Legal Counsel on a number of legal issues and take responsibility where appropriate. The issues vary according to the company’s priorities but always cover a wide range of topics (from product/engineering questions on product features, to data protection and IP issues, contract reviews & negotiations, to board meeting preparation, M&A due diligence, and mediation procedures with Alan’s insureds).
- Contribute to enabling Alaners to make the best decisions autonomously, as true owners. The Legal Intern will do this by creating innovative legal resources, documenting issues, recording answers to relevant questions, etc. for the whole team to use.
- Lead the implementation of the company’s GDPR compliance program. Like any company, Alan has a GDPR compliance program that requires monitoring and updating. The Legal Intern will project manage as well as be the lead point of contact for the company’s privacy referents with regards to the program, and be relied upon to make improvements and automate where possible
Key outcomes by the end of the internship
By the end of the internship period, the intern will have:
- Learnt to work directly with all other teams (engineering, insurance, people, sales, marketing, finance, GDPR, etc.) on a wide scope of legal issues, and have become autonomous on the management of daily/straightforward legal support to the rest of the team.
- Have created new processes and resources, and contributed innovative ideas to improve Legal team efficiency and to increase team autonomy.
- Have contributed directly to at least one strategic company project (M&A, fundraising, new product launch, etc.) and acted as project coordinator for the company’s GDPR compliance efforts.
Profile & competencies
What are the non-negotiable skills that the person needs to have?
- Fluency in written and spoken English is a must. At Alan, everyone works in English. Fluency in French is preferred but NOT a hard requirement.
- Strong general legal knowledge, acquired through a degree in law (BA, conversion course or French M1 minimum).
- Knowledge in data protection law and commercial contracts. The ideal candidate will have already worked on GDPR compliance audits or programs in-house or at a law firm.
- Experience in corporate, M&A, insurance, consumer or healthcare law would be highly valued.
- CRFPA strongly preferred, stage final candidates encouraged. LL.M., experience studying and/or working abroad, and/or foreign bar membership preferred but not required.
- Interest in legal operations and dedication to making the legal team’s work more efficient and more useful to the company would be greatly appreciated!
Soft skills/ Behavioural traits
- Strong interpersonal skills, the ability to interact with non-lawyers on a daily basis.
- Pragmatism and product & business sense, understands the company’s interests and supports them.
- Self-starter and autonomous, doesn’t need detailed instructions, but knows when to ask questions.
- Precision, organizational skills, rigor and attention to detail, spot inconsistencies, write in a structured and clear way, and don’t settle for approximations.
- Creativity, think outside the box, and outside anything that has been done in the legal world before.
Fluency in spoken and written English + ability to draft in legal English
French fluency preferred but not required
Duration of the internship:
- 6 months, starting in January or in July every year
- Part time possible