Legal Intern

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San Jose, CA
Application Deadline: No Deadline
Position: Part-time, Unpaid

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Do you want to make a bigger impact on the world? We’re seeking talented people to join us in providing energy solutions around the globe and to further drive the adoption of solar in both power plants and distributed generation rooftop markets.

SunPower Corporation is a global solar energy solutions company and a technology leader with products that are unmatched in long-term reliability, efficiency and guaranteed performance. Through design, manufacturing, installation and ongoing maintenance and monitoring, SunPower provides its proprietary, world-record efficient solar technology to residential, commercial and utility customers worldwide. Our Maxeon solar cells perform better than conventional technology, are tested harder and improved continuously to deliver maximum return on investment.

The company’s vision is to change the way the world is powered, and we are doing that every day with a brilliant, passionate and driven team of more than 5,000 in North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. In an industry that is reshaping the world’s energy future, there’s no better place to be than SunPower.

Summary of Role:

SunPower’s Legal Department is seeking two summer interns to assist with support of our vertically-integrated solar business.  The Legal Intern will assist attorneys throughout SunPower’s global Legal Department in advising internal clients on day-to-day matters as well as more strategic projects throughout the summer in close collaboration with SunPower’s Legal team.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include assisting with the following (other duties may be assigned):

–        Advise internal clients during negotiations throughout SunPower’s operations

–        Review and revise term sheets and commercial contracts

–        Perform diligence and other MA support activities

–        Draft filings for Securities and Exchange Commission

–        Draft patent applications, trademark registrations and joint development agreements

–        Conduct in internal investigations

–        Conduct in discovery and other litigation phases

–        Research legal issues

–        Draft and revise forms and templates

–        Develop and revise policies and procedures

–        Assess and advise on implementation of cutting-edge systems and best practices

–        Develop budgets and project plans

Minimum Requirements:

–        Completion of at least one year of a J.D. program at an ABA-accredited law school

–        Undergraduate degree

–        Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work closely with members of different business groups and functions of a global company at all levels

–        Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and deliver results

–        Ability to promote positive cooperation within the legal team, with internal clients, and with outside counsel

–        Excellent written and verbal communication skills

–        Motivated and proactive self-starter with a demonstrated ability to work efficiently with diverse teams

Preferred Requirements:

–        Able to engage in domestic travel as needed

–        Legal experience at a firm or previous in-house role is a plus

–        Registration with the U.S. Patent and Trademark office is a plus

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