Title:  Intern - Legal


San Jose, CA, US, 95128

Requisition ID:  116621

NetApp is a Fortune 500 company that believes in the transformative power of data – to expand customer touchpionts, to foster greater innovation, and to optimize operations.  We are a global cloud-led, data-centric software company that gives organizations everywhere the freedom to put data to work in the applications that elevate their business.


NetApp values and behaviors serve as our inspiration and guideposts on our journey together to build an aspirational culture and empower our customers and each other.

Job Summary

As a Legal Intern you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in NetApp’s culture as well as the products and solutions. You will have the opportunity to be part of a team that expands across multiple sites as well as develop an understanding of what it takes to run a medium size legal organization from inside a corporation and how in-house legal counsel operates on a daily basis.  

This position is within the NetApp’s Legal Department and can cover any of the following 5 practice areas: Contract Negotiations; Legal Operations; Intellectual Property; Contract Management; and Compliance. 

We invest heavily in new talent. Your energy and fresh ideas are vital to cementing our position as a market -leader. We’ll push you beyond your comfort zone with a belief that no idea is off-limits. At the same time, you’ll have all the resources, mentoring and feedback you need to grow. What’s more, whatever your role, you can be yourself in a team that celebrates individuality and welcomes different perspectives. 

Job Requirements


• Shadowing in-house counsel and gaining exposure to corporate transactions; 

• Negotiating NDAs and technology contracts with opposing counsel; 

• Supporting various business units and advising on risk tolerance and interpreting contract terms;  

• Create and manage templates that transactional attorneys use on a daily basis;  

• Interpret contractual issues that arise throughout the summer; 

• Reviewing patent applications; 

• Assisting patent litigation; 

• Testing and implementing new Legal tools within the department 



• Eager to learn and a strong desire to grow and expand knowledge in the corporate and in-house legal world. 

• Ability to use the skills that are currently being gained in law school to build a strong foundation for a legal career. 

• A passion for evangelizing integrity, ethics, and compliance. 

• Cross-cultural sensitivity and intellect. 

• Strong negotiation skills and ability to build strong relationships with clients throughout NetApp as well as legal department colleagues worldwide. 

• Good written and verbal communication skills, ability to work both independently and with colleagues as needed; 

• Good legal, analytical, judgment, organizational, advocacy, negotiation and program management skills. 


Must be enrolled in an educational or professional program through summer 2023 or later.  

This is an internship with start date in May or June 2023. Recruiting efforts will be ongoing until specific teams find an ideal match.


NetApp's approach to in-person and remote work will be a flexible hybrid model that emphasizes flexibility for employees and puts our talent first. 


U.S. Residents Only: In accordance with NetApp’s Policy, all U.S. employees of NetApp must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if they work at a Company location or remotely. If there is a reason preventing you from receiving the COVID-19 vaccination, you must request and be approved for one of the legally acceptable exemptions and reasonable accommodation must be established.

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

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