Legal Intern

Snips is hiring!


Snips is an AI-powered voice platform for connected devices. It enables makers and companies to add voice recognition and understanding to their products or services.

Created in 2013, the vision behind Snips has been to put an AI assistant in every device, making technology so intuitive that it disappears into the background. They are now over 70 people, with offices in Paris, Tokyo, and New York.

What makes Snips unique is that everything runs locally on the device the user is speaking to, meaning no data ever gets sent to the cloud. This guarantees Privacy by Design and resilience to internet outages, making Snips the first ever voice technology to be GDPR compliant.

The Snips web platform was launched in June of 2017, and has grown 400% since then to over 23,000 developers creating voice apps

Snips is looking for passionate people who want to contribute to our vision to make technology disappear. More than a company, we see ourselves as a community that values purpose, inclusiveness, curiosity, grit and impact. We expect future Snipsters to be curious and want to learn continuously, helping each other solve the various problems they are working on.

Job Description

Snips is looking for a Legal Intern to join our team in Paris.

As a legal intern, you will integrate our legal team to support Snips on a wide range of cutting-edge practical legal issues.

You will be involved in all of Snips' day-to-day legal activities first hand, including:

  • Commercial agreements: supporting the sales team to drive revenue, through the drafting and reviewing of license and services agreements, distribution agreements, and NDAs, optimizing and updating T&Cs, ideating, implementing, and updating processes or templates as required,
  • Personal data: GDPR compliance, other personal data work (e.g. with linguist or machine learning teams), preparing and conducting internal training sessions, writing blog posts/advocacy pieces,
  • IP: supervising brand and patent strategies and liaising with outside counsel, drafting IP clauses, advising other teams on IP issues (e.g. on open sourcing data sets), open source licenses, and other IP issues raised by their research,
  • Corporate: assisting with all corporate aspects if required, liaising with corporate counsel,
  • Also supporting marketing, communications, HR, and other teams as required.

At Snips, you will receive top level training but also need to be ready to take on responsibilities, as you will be only the second member of the legal team, with the General Counsel. The ideal candidate will have strong generalist legal knowledge, a specialization or keen interest in technology, and awareness of data protection laws. This internship is for you if you want to learn how a start-up works from the inside and how your legal knowledge applies in practice, as you will be doing real work with all teams in the company on a daily basis.

Bonus points if you also have or want to learn general technical knowledge about machine learning, and if you are interested in legal operations, legaltech, and thinking about how to make the interaction between the legal team and other teams more efficient in the context of a rapidly scaling company.

English is the official language of the company, as we have over 12 different nationalities - so being proficient in English both orally and in writing is a strong requirement.

On top of a competitive indemnité de stage, we offer perks including free lunches, a Navigo pass, sports classes, and makers kits.

Preferred Experience

  • Strong generalist legal knowledge
  • Specialization or keen interest in technology
  • Awareness of data protection laws
  • Interest in gaining technical knowledge about AI/machine learning, legal operations, and legaltech
  • Evidence of proficiency in oral and written English (LL.M. or foreign bar preferred)
  • PPI or M2 level, for a minimum 3 months, starting in summer 2019. M1-level applicants with extra motivation and relevant interests/experience may be considered.

Recruitment Process

  • Application form
  • Challenge (at home)
  • Interview
  • Onsite Trial
  • Reference Check

Additional Information

  • Contract Type: Internship (Between 3 and 6 months)
  • Start Date: 01 July 2019
  • Location: Paris, France (75002)
  • Education Level: Master's Degree
  • Experience: > 6 months