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Legal Internships – Fall 2022

Fall 2022 Internship Program: 

  • Applications Close: June 17, 2022 at 11:59pm ET. Pro Tip: Submit your application as soon as possible – don't delay! 
  • Program Dates: September 19 – December 9, 2022* 
  • *Some opportunities listed may offer an extended internship experience which will span the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 semesters, from September 2022 – April 2023. 
  • Time Commitment: 16-24 hours per week. Exact schedule to be determined based on business need. We will do our best to accommodate course schedules. 

To Apply: 
  • Submit a one-page resume that outlines your work experience, accomplishments, and your graduation month and year. 
  • Submit a cover letter that highlights your passion for NBCUniversal, the locations (listed below) you are open to for internships, and your top areas of interest (opportunities listed below). 
  • Upload a transcript (unofficial transcripts are fine) that confirms your status as an actively enrolled student in a degree-granting program. 

Areas of placement may include, but are not limited to: 
Virtual Opportunities:
  •  Music Business & Legal Affairs: The NBCUniversal Music Business & Legal Affairs team services an array of clients in the Film & Television portfolios. Filmed Entertainment encompasses the Universal Pictures Group, Focus Features, Universal Studios Home Entertainment, and Brand Development. The overall landscape of Film includes distinct business functions that each touch a key segment area in the overall lifecycle of a film, from ideation to premiere. On the TV side there is a vast portfolio of sports, news networks, streaming, entertainment networks, significant television production operations, including scripted, alternative and late night, and a leading television stations group. 
  • USG Legal Affairs: Universal Studio Group (USG) produces over 100 scripted and unscripted series across multiple countries around the globe for buyers in broadcast, cable, and streaming. Network partners include NBC, Peacock, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Apple, HBO, BBC, ITV, Channel 4, CTV, ABC, FOX, and ABC among many others. Interns in this role will prepare and negotiate production-related agreements under the supervision of manager and other NBCU attorneys, conduct legal research on issues that may arise during the production of both unscripted and scripted television shows, and assist in creating digests of high-level talent deals. 
  • Global Distribution & International: NBCUniversal Domestic Distribution and Global Distribution and International is responsible for the distribution of NBCUniversal product to all forms of television and new media in the U.S. and internationally. This includes a rich library of more than 4,000 feature films and 100,000 television episodes, including current and classic titles, non-scripted programming, sports, news, long-form and short-form programming, and locally produced content from around the world. Global Distribution and International is a division of Comcast NBCUniversal. The Business and Legal Affairs team supports the Global Distribution and International Sales team by providing ongoing counsel, advice and legal documentation related to business and legal issues. An intern in our department will work on various licensing agreements and other contracts related to the licensing of film and television content to various local television broadcasters internationally and global digital media platforms. Through this experience, interns will be exposed to lawyers, sales executives, marketing and technology experts and various legal matters. 

In-Person Opportunities:

Must be available to work from New York, NY or Universal City, CA to be considered for the below opportunities: 
  • Entertainment Networks: The Entertainment Networks Business & Legal Affairs team is looking for a law student candidate as part of the NBCUniversal internship program to provide support in relation to all aspects of content acquisition for NBCU's direct-to-consumer streaming service (Peacock) and its portfolio of television entertainment networks (NBC, USA, Bravo, Syfy, E! and Oxygen), including a wide range of issues relating to the licensing of film, television, news, sports, live events and original programming. For this department, there might be an opportunity for students to participate throughout the entirety of the academic year (Fall and Spring Internship Programs). You will be asked to confirm your interest and availability if selected to participate in the interview process.

Must be available to work from Universal City, CA to be considered for the below opportunities: 
  • Peacock: The Peacock Business & Legal Affairs team consists of approximately 25 lawyers, paralegals and professional staff. The team is divided into three main areas: (1) Transactions, (2) Marketing, and (3) Regulatory. The legal intern would support both the Transactions and Marketing legal teams and would dually report to senior lawyers in each area. This would include general marketing guidance, preparing summaries and self-helps tools, preparing draft agreements based on a template, and observing deal negotiations and attorney-client interactions. 
  • Universal Pictures Legal Affairs: The intern will be part of the motion picture production legal team responsible for negotiating and drafting acquisition, development, production and post-production agreements, which includes agreements for talent, on behalf of Universal Pictures. 

 Must be available to work from Washington, D.C. to be considered for the below opportunities: 
  •  Regulatory Affairs: This team focuses on regulatory, legislative, and public policy matters related to broadcasting/media/film/streaming issues, including intellectual property, content piracy, broadcast licensing, programming standards, accessibility and privacy. Interns will have the opportunity to prepare briefing memos, talking points, comment summaries, and other written material. Interns will also partner with management to determine the impact of federal actions on the organizations, develop presentations and other written materials on findings, and act as an internal consultant to the team.

Basic Qualifications 

• In pursuit of a Juris Doctor degree from an accredited Institution and be able to provide documentation to confirm your degree progress. 

• Must be authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship by NBCUniversal. 

• If selected for a virtual internship, must be working from a location within the United States during all hours worked. 

• If selected for an in-person internship, must be willing to work in the designated city and state as mentioned in the job responsibilities section.

Additional Job Requirements 

• Must submit an attestation disclosing your COVID-19 vaccination status and, if partially or fully vaccinated, submitting your vaccination record no later than 7 days following commencement of employment. 

• Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at the commencement of employment or must undergo regular COVID-19 testing if Company determines your job position requires accessing an NBCUniversal worksite. 

• Must be willing to adhere to all Company COVID-19 workplace safety policies and protocols.

Desired Characteristics
• Current class standing of 2L or above 

• Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above

• Strong research and writing skills 

• Coursework or experience in administrative and copyright law preferred 

• Interest in the broadcast, digital media, and telecommunications industries 

• Commitment to building an inclusive work environment 

• Ability to multitask and highly organized 

• Previous internship experience and on-campus involvement