1L Legal, Intern – Summer 2024



Foster City, CA

Job Description:
The Visa 1L Diversity Internship program is designed to enhance the legal careers of first year law students who have demonstrated a passion for advancing the diversity of the legal profession. The program gives qualified candidates the opportunity to enhance their legal education, establish meaningful contacts, improve the quality of their work product through comprehensive feedback, and aspire to a rewarding career in the law.

This position, based in Visa’s Bay Area offices is a summer internship for law students interested in learning more about working in an in-house legal department. Under supervision of attorneys, the intern will receive a variety of work assignments in multiple practice areas, which may include: litigation, M&A, employment, data use & privacy, marketing, trademark, IP, regulatory, product, and more. The intern will also learn first-hand about Visa business operations and interact with internal business clients.

As a Legal Intern, you will have the chance to:

Preferred Qualifications:

An interest in the in-house legal environment
Demonstrated academic excellence and leadership ability, personal and professional accomplishments, commitment to community service or meaningful contribution to the diversity of the legal community
Excellent written and oral communication and legal research skills
Strategic thinking and thought leadership
Proven ability to translate ideas into action
Teamwork, interpersonal & relationship-building skills
Attention to detail
An innovative, creative, entrepreneurial spirit that welcomes change and challenge
Motivated, focused, driven; embraces a global mindset
Please attach as separate documents to your application:

A personal statement (no more than 300 words) describing your commitment to diversity, and why you are interested in working at Visa and in technology generally.
Your first semester law school grades, as soon as they are available.
Additional Information
U.S. APPLICANTS ONLY: The estimated salary for a new hire into this position is $40/HR USD which may include potential sales incentive payments (if applicable). Salary may vary depending on job-related factors which may include knowledge, skills, experience, and location. In addition, this position may be eligible for bonus and equity. Visa has a comprehensive benefits package for which this position may be eligible that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, 401 (k), FSA/HSA, Life Insurance, Paid Time Off, and Wellness Program.

Work Authorization: Visa will not sponsor applicants for work visas in connection with this position. Future sponsorship will not be considered.

Work Hours: Varies upon the needs of the department

Travel Requirements: This position requires travel 5-10% of the time.

Mental/Physical Requirements: This position will be performed in an office setting.  The position will require the incumbent to sit and stand at a desk, communicate in person and by telephone, frequently operate standard office equipment, such as telephones and computers.

Visa is an EEO Employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.  Visa will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with EEOC guidelines and applicable local law.

Visa will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable local law, including the requirements of Article 49 of the San Francisco Police Code.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Work closely with multiple members of the Visa legal team across a variety of practice areas
Gain valuable insights about working in-house, which can be a rare opportunity for junior lawyers
Deliver an end-of-summer presentation to senior members of the Legal team (potentially including the General Counsel)
Attend fun social events with fellow interns
Essential Functions:

Shadow members of Visa’s Legal Department
Complete projects in a variety of practice areas under supervision of Visa attorneys
Basic Qualifications:

Good standing as a first-year law student at an ABA accredited law school.

Job Bank Sponsorship Opportunity

Each quarter, one law firm and one company will have the opportunity to show their support for diversity in the legal profession and help advance the careers of attorneys of color by becoming a CMCP Job Bank Sponsor.