Legal Intern (Summer 2022) at Karat

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We're Karat, the leader in technical interviewing and pioneer of the Interviewing Cloud

Karat’s purpose is to unlock opportunity, and we created the world’s first Interviewing Cloud to conduct predictive, fair, and enjoyable technical interviews 24/7. Karat helps companies such as Wayfair, American Express, and Indeed expand interviewing capacity, unlock developer time, and raise engineering quality so they can hire smarter and grow faster, and create more opportunities for software engineers. From our industry-leading solutions to Karat’s Brilliant Black Minds program, the work we do here matters. We’re a passionate, smart, human-centric, and committed team, and we want you to join us!

Come intern with our Legal team

Our Legal team is dedicated to supporting Karat’s people, solving complex problems with both a business and a legal mindset, and serving as a strategic partner across every function in our dynamic organization. We embrace innovation, creative thinking, and teamwork in our mission to empower Karat’s successes.

Two of Karat’s legal team members are Stanford alumni: Ibrahim Elshamy (Head of Legal) and Laura Tong (Lead Counsel, Commercial and Product).

What you will do

Our 1L summer internship is a full time, paid 8-week summer program that provides first-year law students with the opportunity to intern with Karat’s tight-knit in-house legal team. This intern will work on a wide variety of needs facing a technology startup company across areas such as commercial contracts, corporate governance, intellectual property, employment, marketing, other legal matters, and partnership with other internal departments. Karat’s in-house lawyers will mentor this intern with regular feedback to gain a better understanding of the unique role of an in-house legal department at a dynamic, hypergrowth technology startup company.

Karat’s HQ is based in Seattle, Washington; however, this internship is fully remote.

Some potential projects would include (for illustrative purposes only):

  • Participating in the negotiation and markup of commercial contracts.
  • Assisting with the development of policies, training materials, checklists and guidelines in a variety of practice areas including data privacy law.
  • Collaborating with different internal departments, such as finance or information security, to align cross-department operations to meet combined objectives.
  • Investigating and strategizing responses to potential copyright infringement matters.
  • Researching best practices in labor and employment law on a variety of topics, such as disability accommodations.
  • Preparing media assets for internal and external consumption that distill complex legal topics into a format that is understood by a non-technical audience.
  • Analyzing novel issues that are raised across the organization and developing clear and concise internal memoranda to summarize the issue, potential solutions, and recommendation.
Internship term requirements
  • This internship is limited to first year JD law students.
  • Commitment to 8 to 10 consecutive weeks during the summer (flexibility on start/end dates).
  • Willing to work remotely from anywhere within the U.S. for the duration of the internship.
The experience you will bring
  • There is no experience requirement – we encourage applicants who want to leverage their 1L summer to experience what an in-house legal role at a technology startup company is like and are drawn to Karat’s purpose to unlock opportunity
  • We particularly encourage applicants from underrepresented backgrounds and/or those with a connection to the greater Seattle area (neither of which are requirements)
Benefits of joining Karat as an Intern

Karat strives to offer everything you need to best support you as an Intern today, tomorrow, and beyond. We’re proud of our current offerings, and highlight some of our team’s favorites below. There are more, just feel free to ask!

Compensation / Time Off:
  • Highly competitive monthly salary
  • Sick Leave (10 days per year)
  • 20 paid Company Holidays for 2022 — interns will be compensated for holidays that occur during their internship!
Benefits / Wellness:
  • Modern Health membership during internship
  • $150 per month contribution to miscellaneous benefit/wellness of employee’s choice
Equipment / Tools:
  • Mac or PC (your choice!) for internship period
Learn more about usStatement of Inclusivity:

In keeping with our beliefs and goals, no employee or applicant will face discrimination or harassment based on: race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, gender, marital/domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability status, or veteran status. Above and beyond discrimination and harassment based on “protected categories,” we also strive to prevent other subtler forms of inappropriate behavior (i.e., stereotyping) from ever gaining a foothold in our office. Whether blatant or hidden, barriers to success have no place at Karat.

We value a diverse workforce: people of color, womxn, and LGBTQIA+ individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.

If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know at [email protected].

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How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

We're passionate about what we do, but know how to turn off at the end of the day. Come here to work hard, build great trusted relationships, learn, and also to be recognized as a person with interests both in and out of the office, with plenty of work-life balance.

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What are Karat Perks + Benefits

Karat Benefits Overview

Have a Voice
Everyone at Karat has a seat at the table, so you can be free to speak your mind and know you'll be heard.

Meaningful Equity
You'll be making an impact here, so you get a fair stake in our success too.

Unlimited Time Off
Take the time you need to do your best work and live your best life.

Health + Wellness
We got you covered: 100% of your health, dental, and vision insurance.

Equipped for Success
We'll set you up with a new MacBook Pro + monitor and whatever other gear you need.

Flexible Work Environment
Work from wherever you like, whether that's at our Seattle headquarters or your home office.

Save for your retirement the smart and simple way.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Daily sync
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Employees get free lunch on Tuesday and Thursday.
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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