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Wikimedia Foundation Legal Internship Programme In USA, 2015

Wikimedia Foundation is offering Legal Internship programme for the year 2015. Interns must have experience working with large online user communities (or at least the desire to). Students with experience with wikis or Wikimedia projects are preferred. Each intern/fellow will receive individualized projects that they will be expected to spearhead under the supervision and guidance of an attorney from the Legal Department. This is an unpaid internship programme.

Field of Internship: Internship is offered in the field of law. Because of the wide array of legal issues, the interns/fellows will be assigned challenging projects based on their particular interests and strengths. These projects range from researching various legal questions to drafting licensing agreements to developing internal and external policies.
Course Level: Internship
Internship Provider: Wikimedia Foundation
Internship can be taken at:  USA (San Francisco)

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Eligibility: High energy for and commitment to the Wikimedia Foundation’s free knowledge mission, including an interest in free culture issues, open source software, Creative Commons licensing, etc.
-A very good sense of humor and the ability to excel in a fast-paced, multitasking environment that demands fast turn-around.
-Intellectual curiosity and flexibility that makes them enjoy tackling difficult and ambiguous problems in creative ways.  Students with strong research backgrounds are preferred.
-Experience working with large online user communities (or at least the desire to). Students with experience with wikis or Wikimedia projects are preferred.
-The ability to flourish in a highly transparent and collaborative environment and work on a team with diverse demographic and cultural characteristics. Multilingual students (especially German, French, and/or Italian) are a plus!
-Excellent writing skills that can be adapted to communicate complex legal concepts to a large audience with varying (or no) backgrounds in law.  Students with experience and/or coursework in drafting agreements and/or policies are preferred.
-Completed coursework in some or all of the following areas of law: internet law, freedom of speech (domestic and international), intellectual property, contract drafting, international law, privacy, data security, and/or licensing.  While coursework in these areas is not required, students who have experience in these areas are heavily preferred.

Internship Open for International Students: International applicants are eligible to apply for this internship programme.

Is this paid internship? This is an unpaid internship programme.

Internship Description: If you’re a current law student or recent law school graduate passionate about free knowledge and open source issues, applying to our legal internship and fellowship program can provide an immersive in-house experience with specific education and training in the areas of Internet law and free knowledge organizations.

Internship Duration: Not Known

How to Apply: The mode of application is online.

Internship Application Deadline: Contact Employer

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