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Information Security Governance Legal Intern

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Information Security Governance Legal Intern

  • Responsibilities

    We are the leading provider of professional services to the middle market globally, our purpose is to instill confidence in a world of change, empowering our clients and people to realize their full potential. Our exceptional people are the key to our unrivaled, inclusive culture and talent experience and our ability to be compelling to our clients. You’ll find an environment that inspires and empowers you to thrive both personally and professionally. There’s no one like you and that’s why there’s nowhere like RSM.

    This internship will aim to start in May 2024 and end in September 2024 with a possible extension

    RSM has an opportunity for a highly motivated legal intern for the Information Security Governance team who will work directly with various risk and legal teams to support RSM’s client and vendor contracting process. You’ll be a member of a team responsible for ensuring that client and vendor agreements contain the appropriate Information Security terms. You will work directly with client and vendors, reviewing and negotiating contracts, addendums etc. and liaising with other teams such as the Office of General Counsel and Strategic Sourcing. Communication, legal and writing skills, critical thinking, curiosity, and overall professionalism are paramount as you will be representing RSM Information Security Governance to effectively engage with business leadership.

    • Assist with reviewing, editing, and negotiating information security terms within client and vendor contracts that are distributed via internal workflows and queues. Communicate regularly with the Office of Risk Management (O.R.M./C.Q.R.M.) legal and privacy subject matter experts, as well as technical subject matter experts.

    • Assist with reviewing the security posture of third parties with a focus on contractual requirements.

    • Other duties as assigned.


    • Required: Currently pursuing a Juris Doctor in good academic standing with two years completed


    • Required: Critical thinking

    • Required: Experience reviewing contracts and negotiating terms

    • Required: Knowledge of Microsoft windows administration and tools such as SharePoint, Office, and Excel.

    • Required: Good understanding of information security best Practices

    • Preferred: Good understanding of current technologies and technical terms


    • Experience communicating directly with clients and vendors – Required

    • Excellent written and oral communication skills – Required

    • Highly collaborative with a desire to learn information security best practices – Required

    • Ability to work from separate workflows and different teams– Preferred

    At RSM, we offer a competitive benefits and compensation package for all our people. We support and inspire you to prioritize your wellbeing by delivering personalized, holistic programming for your physical, emotional, financial and community wellbeing. RSM has a generous time off policy with at least 14 paid holidays, wellbeing days and associate and above access to self-managed time off. We offer flexibility in your schedule, empowering you to balance life’s demands, while also maintaining your ability to serve clients. Learn more about our total rewards at

    RSM is proud to be an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We are proud to provide our employees with tools to assist them in being successful in achieving both personal and professional goals. We welcome and support all our employees to thrive in an environment free of discrimination and harassment. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer all applicants will receive consideration for employment as RSM does not tolerate discrimination and/or harassment based on race; color; creed; sincerely held religious beliefs, practices or observances; sex (including pregnancy or disabilities related to nursing); gender (including gender identity and/or gender expression); sexual orientation; HIV Status; national origin; ancestry; familial or marital status; age; physical or mental disability; citizenship; political affiliation; medical condition (including family and medical leave); domestic violence victim status; past, current or prospective service in the US uniformed service; pre-disposing genetic characteristics or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.

    Accommodation for applicants with disabilities is available upon request in connection with the recruitment process and/or employment/partnership. RSM is committed to providing equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities. If you require a reasonable accommodation to complete an application, interview, or otherwise participate in the recruiting process, please call us at 800-274-3978 or send us an email at

    RSM does not intend to hire entry level candidates who will require sponsorship now OR in the future (i.e. F-1 visa holders). However, those candidates who may be recent U.S. college / university graduates possessing 1-2 years of progressive and relevant work experience, excluding internships, in the U.S. or his/her home country would be eligible for hire as an experienced candidate and thus eligible for sponsorship.

    Starting at: $25.00 per hour

  • Industry
    Professional Services
  • About Us

    RSM is the leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services to the middle market, with over 16,600 professionals across the U.S., Canada, El Salvador and India. RSM has a global presence in 120 countries, we are focused on developing leading professionals and innovative services to meet our clients’ evolving needs in today’s ever-changing business environment. Our culture embodies inclusiveness and understanding, empowering our people to be their authentic selves, share their unique perspectives and own their futures to achieve their personal and professional aspirations.