Diversity Internship Program Goals
To increase the representation of lawyers and students from a diverse range of backgrounds in corporate legal departments, and to provide students from a diverse range of backgrounds with an opportunity to experience in-house legal practice. The ultimate goal of the Kenneth G. Standard Diversity Internship Program (“the Program”) is to create a network and forge relationships which will foster greater diversity in corporate legal departments. Through the Program, student interns will be provided a meaningful and appropriately supervised work experience by host companies working in partnership with the NYSBA Corporate Counsel Section’s Diversity Internship Committee (the “Internship Committee”).
Host Company: Unilever
Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of Food, Home Care, Personal Care and Refreshment products with sales in over 190 countries and reaching 2.5 billion consumers a day.
To create the best future for our business and our planet, we need innovative thinking and real vision on our side – and that is why we need the brightest graduate talent on our internships and training programs. Our world-famous brands are totally different – and as people, so are we. Be surrounded by individually different
but like-minded people who share your values, commitment and desire to start or pursue a career across different cultures and levels of seniority where you do good things every day.
In the United States and Canada, the portfolio includes brand icons such as: Axe, Ben & Jerry’s, Breyers, Caress, Degree, Dollar Shave Club, Dove, Good Humor, Hellmann’s, Klondike, Knorr, Lever 2000, Lipton, Love, Beauty and Planet, Love Home and Planet, Magnum, Nexxus, Noxzema, PG Tips, Pond’s, Popsicle, Pukka, Pure Leaf, Q-tips, Schmidt’s, Seventh Generation, Simple, Sir Kensington’s, St. Ives, Suave, T2, Tazo, Talenti Gelato & Sorbetto, TIGI, TRESemmé and Vaseline.
Internship Description: Legal Intern, Supply Chain Legal Team
As a Legal Intern in the Supply Chain Legal Team, you will be reporting to the General Counsel, Supply Chain & Procurement, North America, based in Unilever’s North American headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and be part of a multi-jurisdictional Supply Chain Legal team which supports Unilever’s supply chain and procurement functions on local, regional and global matters. Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, for the summer of 2021 the plan is for the internship to be conducted virtually without any on-site attendance.
As a summer legal intern, you will gain incomparable insight into the legal issues affecting a multi-national fast-moving consumer goods company, and the type of legal services in-house counsel provides to its business partners. During the approximately 10-week program, you will be an active member of the global supply chain and procurement legal team and counted on to assist with both complex projects and day-to-day responsibilities. You will be tasked with actual attorney work. Projects you can expect include: participating in contract reviews and negotiations relating to the procurement of raw materials, components and finished products, evaluating legal issues related to procurement contracts and operations, supporting supply chain and supplier compliance assessments, including development and implementation of related policies and procedures, assistance on strategic projects and transactions, and helping to develop tools, templates and training materials to drive efficiencies and best practices in the delivery of in-house legal services.
Student Intern Responsibilities
Students must be class of 2022 or 2023 from under-represented groups attending an accredited law school in New York State and capable of fulfilling the requested work hours and responsibilities. A minimum GPA of 2.7, a letter of interest with a discussion about your personal commitment to diversity and inclusion in the legal field and how being from an under-represented group has impacted you, along with a writing sample and the items listed below, will be required upon application. All materials must be submitted in one pdf.
Compensation and Key Dates
The Program is projected to start week of May 24th, 2021 and end week of August 2, 2021. The total compensation is at a rate of $1031.25 per week, for total salary compensation of $10,931.25 for the scheduled internship period. The salary rate is based on a 37.5 hour work week.
The Program schedule is as follows:
Unilever is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion to drive our business results and create a better future every day for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. For more information, please see Equal Employment Opportunity PostersEqual Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Persons with DisabilitiesEmployment is subject to verification of pre-screening tests, which may include drug screening, background check, credit check and DMV check.
If you are an individual with a disability in need of assistance at any time during our recruitment process, please contact us at NA.Accommodations@unilever.com. Please note: This email is reserved for individuals with disabilities in need of assistance and is not a means of inquiry about positions or application statuses.
Unilever has a simple but clear purpose – to make sustainable living commonplace. They believe this is the best long-term way for the business to grow. On any given day, two billion people from around the world use Unilever products from iconic brands like Dove, Axe, Ben & Jerry’s, Lipton, Dollar Shave Club, and Knorr to look good, feel good, and get more out of life.