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Legal Internships – Academic Year

Posted Apr 11
Full Time
On Site
Washington, District Of Columbia

Company Description

If you think all the fun only happens in summer, think again! NBCUniversal has expanded our Academic Year Internship Program. As an Academic Year intern, you’ll get immersed in exciting work, experience our unique NBCU culture, and feel the real support and guidance for 2 whole semesters.

The NBCUniversal Internship Program allows students to unlock their potential by contributing to big projects in meaningful ways that matter. To thrive as an NBCU intern, you are ready to bring your passion for media, entertainment, and technology along with your desire to learn each day.

In addition to our internships being paid, we will also offer the following for our Academic Year interns:

  • Paid time off for mental health, school exams, and personal holidays.
  • Robust networking, learning and development opportunities.
  • Complimentary Peacock subscription during your internship.
  • Free admission to Universal Parks to use during your internship.
  • Access to mental health resources including counseling sessions.

Academic Year Recruitment Timeline

April 8 – April 26: Applications Open (may close early due to applicant volume)

Mid April – Late May: First round video interviews

Early – Mid June: Second round interviews

Late June – Early July: Selected candidates receive offers

Job Description

Academic Year Internship Program:

  • Applications Close: April 26th at 11:59pm ET. Pro Tip: Submit your application as soon as possible – applications could close earlier due to applicant volume!
  • Program Dates: September 16, 2024 – April 18, 2025
  • Time Commitment: 16-24 hours per week. Exact schedule to be determined based on business need. We will do our best to accommodate course schedules.
  • Format: Opportunities listed will require an intern to work from Washington, DC.

To Apply


  • Submit a one-page resume that outlines your work experience, accomplishments, and your graduation month and year.
  • Submit a cover letter that highlights your passion for NBCUniversal, the locations (listed below) you are open to for internships, and your top areas of interest (opportunities listed below).
  • Upload a transcript (unofficial transcripts are fine) that confirms your status as an actively enrolled student in a degree-granting program.

Corporate Functions: NBCUniversal's Corporate groups are uniquely positioned at the core of our organization. Employees within these groups use their area of expertise to support all businesses across the company, keeping the heart of each brand at the forefront. There are also business-specific opportunities available, which may be included in the description below.

Direct-to-Consumer, Peacock: At Peacock you’ll find more than a job. Here you’ll find a fast-paced, high-flying team for unique birds that want to be at the epicenter of technology, sports, news, tv, movies and more. We work hard to connect people to what they love, each other and the world around them by creating shared experiences through culture-defining entertainment. Adding to the rich history of NBCUniversal, Peacock is able to leverage a vast portfolio that includes broadcast and cable networks, classic and blockbuster films, sports and news. As a company, we embrace the power of difference. Our team is committed to creating an organization that champions diversity and inclusivity for all by curating content and a workforce that represents the world around us. We continue to challenge ourselves and the industry by being customer-centric, data-driven creatures of innovation. At Peacock, we are determined to forge the next frontier of streaming through creativity, teamwork, and talent. Here you can fly to new heights!

Areas of placement may include, but are not limited to:

  • Legal – Government Affairs: NBCUniversal’s Government Affairs team focuses on regulatory, legislative, and public policy matters related to broadcasting/media/film/streaming issues, including broadcast licensing, programming standards, accessibility, privacy, intellectual property, and content piracy. This intern’s responsibilities may include: preparing briefing memos, talking points, comment summaries, and other written materials; attending virtual and in-person hearings, conferences, and events; partnering with team members to determine the impact of federal actions on the organization; developing presentations and other written materials on findings; acting as an internal consultant to the government affairs team.
  • Direct-to-Consumer Business & Legal Affairs: The Peacock Business & Legal Affairs team is divided into three main areas: (1) Product & Technology, (2) Marketing & Partnerships, and (3) Regulatory Compliance & Privacy. The legal intern will support all three legal teams and would report to senior lawyers in each area. Examples of responsibilities will include: drafting general marketing guidance, preparing summaries and self-helps tools, working off company templates to assist with drafting agreements, tracking and summarizing new privacy legislation, creating compliance trainings for client teams, and observing deal negotiations and attorney-client interactions.


Basic Requirements:


  • Must be actively enrolled in a degree-granting program at an accredited institution during the entire duration of the program (September 2024 through April 2025). December 2024 graduates are not eligible for our 2024-2025 Academic Year Program.
  • Must be in pursuit of a Juris Doctor degree from an accredited Institution and be able to provide documentation to confirm your degree progress.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States throughout the entire duration of the internship (September 2024 to April 2025). Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
  • Must be available to work 16-24 hours per week from September 16, 2024 to April 18, 2025.
  • Must be willing to work in Washington, DC.

Desired Characteristics


  • Students with class standing of junior or above preferred.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.
  • Self-starter, professional, and ability to adapt.
  • Strong research skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
  • For Legal – Government Affairs: Must be actively enrolled in a J.D. granting program at an accredited institution during the entire duration of the program, with a current class standing of 1L or above; Coursework or experience in administrative and copyright law preferred; Interest in the broadcast, digital media, and telecommunications industries; Commitment to building an inclusive work environment; Ability to multitask and be highly organized.
  • For Direct-to-Consumer Business & Legal Affairs: Must be a J.D. candidate in good standing, preferably a 2nd or 3rd year law student; Must be located in New York, DC, or Los Angeles and willing to work from the office on a hybrid/in-person basis; Experience in technology and advertising/marketing or intellectual property a plus.

The hourly rate for student interns is $25.00

Information For International Students Attending U.s. Universities

To participate in NBCUniversal’s 2024-2025 Academic Year internship program, you must confirm at the time of interview that you will be able to provide US work authorization documentation for the entire duration of the internship. Since the NBCU Academic Year Internship Program spans the traditional “Fall” and “Spring” semesters, you should talk to the DSO at your school’s International Students Services Office about your need to apply for CPT work authorization twice to ensure you are authorized to work both semesters and throughout the entirety of the program.

Please also note that future visa sponsorship at NBCUniversal is rarely available for post-grad employment opportunities.

NBCUniversal is an E-Verify company, requiring all employees to have an active Social Security number. Any candidate receiving an internship offer must complete Form I-9 with their Social Security number within 3 days of hire.

Additional Information

NBCUniversal's policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations in the US by calling 1-818-777-4107 and in the UK by calling +44 2036185726.

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