Legal Fellow
Summer 2024
Posted on 12/8/2023
INACTIVE
Wikimedia Foundation

201-500 employees

Nonprofit charitable organization
Company Overview
The mission of the Wikimedia Foundation is to empower and engage people around the world to collect and develop educational content under a free license or in the public domain, and to disseminate it effectively and globally.
Social Impact

Company Stage

Series C

Total Funding

$158.7M

Founded

2003

Headquarters

San Francisco, California

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

0%

1 year growth

-1%

2 year growth

1%
Locations
Remote in USA
Experience Level
Entry
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CategoriesNew
Legal & Compliance
Requirements
  • High energy for and commitment to the Wikimedia Foundation's free knowledge mission, including an interest in free culture issues, open source software, Creative Commons licensing, etc.
  • A good sense of humor and the ability to excel in a fast-paced, multitasking environment that demands fast turn-around.
  • Intellectual curiosity and flexibility that makes them enjoy tackling difficult and ambiguous problems in creative ways. Students with strong research backgrounds are preferred.
  • Experience working with large online user communities (or at least the desire to). Students with experience with wikis or Wikimedia projects are preferred.
  • The ability to flourish in a highly transparent and collaborative environment and work on a team with diverse demographic and cultural characteristics. Multilingual students (especially German and/or French) are a plus!
  • Excellent writing skills that can be adapted to communicate complex legal concepts to a large audience with varying (or no) backgrounds in law. Students with experience and/or coursework in drafting agreements and/or policies are preferred.
  • Completed coursework in some or all of the following areas of law: internet law, freedom of speech (domestic and international), intellectual property, contract drafting, international law, privacy, data security, and/or licensing. While coursework in these areas is not required, students who have experience in these areas are heavily preferred.
Responsibilities
  • Research various legal questions
  • Draft licensing agreements
  • Develop internal and external policies
  • Attend and participate in internal and external meetings
  • Collaborate on projects
  • Receive feedback and support
  • Learn about the practical dimensions of practicing law in-house at a web-based company
Desired Qualifications
  • Being a Wikimedian! (Please share your username in your cover letter.)