Legal Extern - Summer 2019

San Mateo, CA
About Snowflake

Snowflake is growing fast and we’re scaling our team to help enable and accelerate our growth. We’re passionate about our people, our customers, our values and our culture! We’re also looking for people with a growth mindset and the pragmatic insight to solve for today while building for the future. And as a Snowflake employee, you will be accountable for supporting and enabling diversity and belonging.

Snowflake started with a clear vision: make modern data warehousing effective, affordable, and accessible to all data users. Because traditional on-premises and cloud solutions struggle with this, Snowflake developed an innovative product with a new built-for-the-cloud architecture that combines the power of data warehousing, the flexibility of big data platforms, and the elasticity of the cloud at a fraction of the cost of traditional solutions.

In addition, Snowflake’s culture was built on the following values that are even more important to us today:

Put Customers First. We only succeed when our customers succeed
Integrity Always. Be open, honest, and respectful
Think Big. Be ambitious and have big goals
Be Excellent. Quality and excellence count in everything we do
Get It Done. Results matter!
Own It
Make Each Other the Best
Embrace each others Differences

Snowflake is offering a paid legal externship for students enrolled in law school for the summer of 2019. You will assist with both complex projects and day-to-day responsibilities. You will be tasked with actual legal work and have the opportunity to work in a variety of areas, including review of commercial contracts, conducting legal research, and assisting in counseling matters regarding data privacy, intellectual property, licensing, employment, product, and corporate compliance.

What We Offer

    • Paid full-time externship in the heart of Silicon Valley (San Mateo, California)
    • Opportunity to provide meaningful contributions to an in-house, corporate legal team
    • High level of access to supervisors, detailed direction without micromanagement, feedback throughout your internship, and experience working as part of a team
    • Exposure to the legal and business risks of supporting a rapidly-growing and innovative technology business on a global scale
    • A fast-paced, yet fun, startup culture, where you are treated as a member of the Snowflake team, included in company meetings/activities, flexible hours, casual dress code, catered lunches, happy hours, company outings, swag, and much more

What We Expect

    • First-year (1L) and second-year (2L) law students in good standing for the degree of J.D. from an ABA accredited law school
    • Able to live within a reasonable commuting distance to our San Mateo office (paid corporate housing is NOT provided however we do cover initial flights)
    • Ability to research and learn new concepts and legal issues quickly; talent for thinking outside of the box in researching legal issues
    • Exceptional organizational and communication skills - both written and verbal, with a strong attention to detail
    • Analytical and ambitious team-player ready to contribute to the Legal team’s initiatives that influence all aspects of business
    • Excellent legal drafting skills along with superior oral and written communications skills
    • Ability to work efficiently, meet deadlines, and manage multi-dimensional projects
    • Strong problem solving and ability to learn quickly in a dynamic environment
    • Ability to adhere to established deadlines, handle confidential information appropriately, and prioritize workload

What You Will Learn/Gain

    • Gain exposure to a broad set of legal and business-critical issues facing Snowflake
    • Conduct legal research in areas including data privacy, product development, intellectual property, contracts, and general corporate compliance
    • Assist in drafting, reviewing, and negotiating commercial contracts, technology licensing agreements, and nondisclosure agreements
    • Work on company contracts, marketing and sales policies, process-procedures, forms and agreements and collateral, including tech transactions, NDAs, EULAs, Terms of Service, software inbound and outbound licensing, services and other agreements
    • Review, draft, manage and/or negotiate changes to standard terms with legal and business teams
    • Research and drafting on legal matters, reporting, guidelines, policies, industry practices
    • Learn legal request intake, doc retention, version control, and other online legal tools and resources
    • File, process, and track legal documents; assist with the review and implementation of various legal templates
    • Work across the company, collaborating with internal teams on cross-group projects and conducting interviews with the business on assigned matters
    • Engage in meaningful networking opportunities, including activities with Snowflake’s broader summer intern program
    • The legal extern will report to our Assistant General Counsel and position will start as early as May 2018
Snowflake is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, race, religion, pregnancy, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.