Google Summer 2011 (Legal) Internship

Legal Internship, Policy – Washington D.C.

This position is based in Washington D.C.

The area: Public Policy and Government Relations

It’s our team’s job to inform and educate elected officials, regulators and other policy makers about our approach to the big public policy issues of the day. Technology moves fast, so it’s important we spend time working with the people creating laws and rules to help them understand the issues we care about and that affect our users. Google touches a lot of public policy debates, so we are looking for quick-witted, entrepreneurial, and intellectually curious people to join the team. To succeed here you’ll need to be able to combine creativity with the organizational skills to manage numerous different projects to tight deadlines all at once, as well as enjoy working with a wide range of policy makers. It’s never quiet, never boring, and things can happen pretty quickly – so you’ll need to be a proactive self-starter who also is a team player. We have a healthy appetite for risk, so you’ll always be ready to try new ways of doing things.

The role: Legal Internship, Policy

Google’s public policy and government affairs team is seeking a 1L summer law intern! You will conduct research and advise Google on issues including privacy, content regulation, freedom of speech, online advertising, intellectual property, and telecommunications policy. The position requires not only first-rate analytical, communications, writing, research, diplomatic, and government-relations skills, but the ability to integrate public policy with business strategy and corporate development. You will be expected to juggle multiple projects and work smartly and resourcefully in a fast-paced, high-growth environment. You will have direct experience working with various branches, agencies and institutions of the government, and will have solid familiarity with Internet technologies and the policy and legal environments that surround them.


  • Research new policy positions for review by Google’s policy and management teams.
  • Work with broad cross-functional teams to implement and engage in public policy initiatives.
  • Support strategies to communicate policies to key constituencies in the U.S. and worldwide.


  • First year law student with an excellent undergraduate academic record.
  • Excellent analytical skills, with a strong desire to work in a policy department.
  • Familiarity with Internet technologies and the policy and legal environments that surround them.

Google Summer ’11 internship (legal/policy)