PayPal Summer Legal Intern at PayPal (Phoenix, AZ)

| Phoenix – Mesa – Scottsdale, AZ
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Job Description
At PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL), we believe that every person has the right to participate fully in the global economy. Our mission is to democratize financial services to ensure that everyone, regardless of background or economic standing, has access to affordable, convenient, and secure products and services to take control of their financial lives.

PayPal is one of the leading global payments companies in the world. PayPal's innovative technology and approaches to payments, coupled with an increasingly complex and demanding legal and regulatory environment, provide robust career opportunities for attorneys motivated and driven by creative clients and a fast paced, cutting edge culture.

PayPal is seeking a high caliber and energetic Law Student to join our 2022 Summer Internship Program. In this role, you will have the opportunity to work across a variety of legal issues, potentially including privacy and data security, commercial and contracting, product review, financial and consumer regulatory, intellectual property, corporate governance and M&A. The duration of our 2022 Summer Internship Program is anticipated to be approximately 10 weeks. Participants are paid a competitive salary. The internship will be fully remote.

Following your summer experience, you should expect to have an awareness of the complexities and challenges of working within the in-house legal department of a global organization. You will assist on a variety of projects and tasks, and should generally be flexible and available to assist with day-to-day activities across the legal department. The ideal candidate will be able to work semi-independently in a fast-paced environment. Law students with prior experience in technology or financial services are encouraged to apply. Your summer experience may include:
  • Supporting our Corporate legal team, including transactional work, securities law, corporate governance, benefits, compliance, privacy and competition matters;
  • Supporting our Product Legal team with the review of product user experiences and product proposals to ensure legal compliance and proper disclosures, guidance on the design and modification of products, proactively identifying associated risks and recommend mitigation strategies;
  • Privacy and regulatory legal research and project management;
  • Reviewing marketing materials to be published through various channels including web, mobile and social media to ensure compliance with applicable law;
  • Supporting our IP Legal team, including patent and trademark related legal analysis;
  • Supporting our Litigation team, including research projects and assisting with discovery and litigation analysis;
  • Assisting with cross-organization initiatives to improve the legal teams effectiveness in advising the business, including creating policies and templates; and
  • Supporting our Commercial legal team, including drafting and negotiation of agreements, such as merchant services agreements and strategic supplier agreements.


PayPal's intern program is not designed to place interns within the organization after the internship is over. However, we believe the experience will make you a stronger candidate for both law firm and in-house opportunities.

Requirements & Eligibility:

  • College Education and having successfully completed at least your first year of law school;
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to work both in teams and independently;
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments simultaneously, with effective resolution of conflicting priorities


  • Strong project management skills; and
  • Authorization to work in the United States for the duration of the internship.


How to apply: Applicants should submit a resume, transcript (including class rank if available) and cover letter. Your cover letter should highlight your qualifications for the role, including your demonstrated commitment to creating diverse and inclusive environments and how you expect to positively impact PayPal during your time with us.

Our Benefits:

At PayPal, we're committed to building an equitable and inclusive global economy. And we can't do this without our most important asset-you. That's why we offer benefits to help you thrive in every stage of life. We champion your financial, physical, and mental health by offering valuable benefits and resources to help you care for the whole you.

We have great benefits including a flexible work environment, employee shares options, health and life insurance and more. To learn more about our benefits please visit https://www.paypalbenefits.com

Who We Are:

Click Here to learn more about our culture and community.

PayPal has remained at the forefront of the digital payment revolution for more than 20 years. By leveraging technology to make financial services and commerce more convenient, affordable, and secure, the PayPal platform is empowering more than 400 million consumers and merchants in more than 200 markets to join and thrive in the global economy. For more information, visit paypal.com.

PayPal provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, PayPal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at [email protected]

As part of PayPal's commitment to employees' health and safety, we have established in-office Covid-19 protocols and requirements, based on expert guidance. Depending on location, this might include a Covid-19 vaccination requirement for any employee whose role requires them to work onsite. Employees may request reasonable accommodation based on a medical condition or religious belief that prevents them from being vaccinated.

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PayPal operates in the Payments industry. The company is located in San Jose, CA. PayPal was founded in 1998. It has 34450 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 93 open jobs at PayPal, click here.
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