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WNET WNET Summer 2021 Law Internship Program in New York, New York

Looking for a career where you can make an impact?

We recognize that hard work, innovation and creative excellence are the keys to our success. Your contributions will be both valued and respected. Whatever your level and responsibilities, you become an integral part of a dynamic and diverse team, dedicated to making a real difference in the lives of viewers across the country. On the air and off, in front of the cameras, and behind the scenes, everyone at WNET has the opportunity to grow and learn and make an impact on the world. Careers . . . with impact.

Job Description

The WNET Law Department is currently accepting applications for its Summer 2021 Law Internship Program. This is a full-time, unpaid position, and is open to current law school students who will have completed their first or second year of law school by May 2021.

The internship will start on Monday, June 7, 2021 and continue for eight weeks, ending Friday, July 30, 2021. This program is currently expected to be remote, with the possibility of transitioning to in-person if circumstances permit.

About WNET

WNET is America's flagship PBS station: the parent company of New York's THIRTEEN, WLIW21, and WLIW-FM and operator of NJTV. In 2019, WNET launched ALL ARTS, an unprecedented new broadcast channel, streaming platform, and website dedicated to arts and culture 24/7.

Through its broadcast channels, three cable services (THIRTEEN PBSKids, Create, and World) and online streaming sites, WNET brings quality arts, education, and public affairs programming to more than five million viewers each week.

WNET produces and presents such acclaimed PBS series as Nature, Great Performances, American Masters, Amanpour and Company, PBS NewsHour Weekend, and a range of documentaries, children's programs, and local news and cultural offerings available on air and online. Pioneers in educational programming, WNET has created such groundbreaking series as Cyberchase, Get the Math, and Oh Noah! and provides tools for educators that bring compelling content to life in the classroom and at home.

About the Program

WNET is seeking candidates who are motivated, passionate law students with a demonstrated interest in entertainment law, intellectual property, media-related corporate law, and/or non-profit law. Interns will work in WNET's Law Department under the guidance of the General Counsel and staff attorneys on projects involving issues of public interest, media and entertainment, and intellectual property law. Duties will include drafting and reviewing various entertainment industry agreements and legal research on various issues.

Opportunity Profile

The Program presents an unmatched opportunity for the successful candidate to experience the inner workings of a media and non-profit general counsel's office.

Basic Qualifications

  • Excellent undergraduate and law school academic credentials.

  • Strong writing and communication skills.

  • Demonstrated interest in one or more of the following areas: public interest law, media and entertainment law, intellectual property law.

  • Students able to receive school credit or school sponsorship are preferred.

Eligibility Requirements

Must be a current student at a New York/New Jersey-area law school, or, if attending law school outside the New York/New Jersey area, have a demonstrable connection to New York or New Jersey.

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Application Checklist:

Make sure that you upload the required documents (cover letter, resume, proof of enrollment) to your application before submitting it!

Please upload your resume, proof of enrollment and cover letter to your application in the My Experience section under "Resume/CV".
Instructions for files:

  • Resume or CV

  • Cover Letter describing your interest in this particular department/internship position

  • Proof of Enrollment (must be current for semester of the internship) can be in any of the following formats:

    • Current Enrollment Verification Certificate from the National Student Clearinghouse

    • Transcript

    • Course schedule for upcoming semester