When you join Verizon
Verizon is one of the world’s leading providers of technology and communications services, transforming the way we connect around the world. We’re a human network that reaches across the globe and works behind the scenes. We anticipate, lead, and believe that listening is where learning begins. In crisis and in celebration, we come together—lifting up our communities and striving to make an impact to move the world forward. If you’re fueled by purpose, and powered by persistence, explore a career with us. Here, you’ll discover the rigor it takes to make a difference and the fulfillment that comes with living the #NetworkLife.
What you’ll be doing…
This posting is for students attending the Thurgood Marshall Conference. Candidates interested in opportunities who are not attending the Thurgood Marshall Conference should search and apply to other roles here: www.verizon.com/campus.
From internships and co-ops to leadership development programs and entry-level roles, Verizon’s award-winning Campus program allows you to take the next step toward shaping your future. Our Campus program has been recognized with awards like WayUp’s Top 100 Internship Programs and RippleMatch’s Campus Forward Award. Why the accolades? It’s easy. We quickly immerse our interns in meaningful work and projects that deliver tangible business impact. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to network with V Teamers across the globe, find mentors, and establish meaningful friendships that could last a lifetime. Start here and go anywhere, with opportunities across the business. When students like you join the V Team, our network becomes even stronger.
As an Intern with Verizon’s Legal Internship Forward Track Program (VZ LIFT) for 1Ls, you’ll be working with some of the best attorneys in the legal field. This program introduces interns to the complex nature of in-house legal practice at Verizon.
Right from the start you’ll contribute to meaningful projects in our in-house legal department and will be exposed to a variety of work assignments from different practice areas. Additionally, you will be able to participate in many different kinds of learning experiences (such as executive sessions with legal and business leaders in the company, legal training workshops, practice area meetings, and collaborations with some of our partner law firms). What you learn during this internship will help you grow professionally and personally. After the internship is successfully completed, you’ll become part of our Intern Alumni Network, with the opportunity to remain connected with your assigned mentor, exposure to top law firms, and inclusion in our annual alumni events.
You must be in good academic standing to be considered.
In this hybrid internship, you’ll have a defined work location that includes work from home and assigned office days set by your manager. This hybrid internship may be based out of Basking Ridge, NJ, Washington D.C., Irving, TX, Chicago, IL or San Francisco, CA. If relocation is required, relocation assistance may be available.
If you are interested in other roles and locations in addition to this one, please submit your application to those postings as well in order to be considered.
What we’re looking for...
You’re a motivated self-starter. Never satisfied with the status quo, you’re always trying to beat a personal best. You thrive in a fast-paced environment where new challenges come up every day. You are flexible, dependable, and work well in varying environments. Learning quickly is personally rewarding and inspires you to take smart risks. You want to make an impact in your community and your company.
You’ll need to have:
- Attendance at the Thurgood Marshall Conference in September 2023.
- Ability to complete our 10-week internship that takes place during the summer of 2024.
- A Bachelor’s degree.
- Current enrollment as a first-year student in a full-time law degree program with a grad date between December 2025 and June 2026.
- Authorization to work in the U.S. without restrictions or need for future sponsorship.
- Willingness to work virtually and in-person, and to attend company events.
- Willingness to work in Basking Ridge, NJ, Washington D.C., Irving, TX, Chicago, IL or San Francisco, CA. As noted, relocation may be provided in certain situations. If relocation is required, you must be able to provide your own housing and reliable transportation to the office location.
Even better if you have one or more of the following:
- Demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion in the legal profession (e.g., through membership in affinity groups, academic coursework, extracurricular and volunteer activities, etc).
- Experience in Microsoft Office and/or Google Suite.
- Demonstrated strong verbal, written, communication and presentation skills.
- Demonstrated independent thinking, relationship management, and attention to detail.
- Analytical and leadership skills.
If Verizon and this role sound like a fit for you, we encourage you to apply even if you don’t meet every “even better” qualification listed above.
Where you’ll be working
Scheduled Weekly Hours40
Equal Employment Opportunity
We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer - and celebrate our employees’ differences, including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, and Veteran status. At Verizon, we know that diversity makes us stronger. We are committed to a collaborative, inclusive environment that encourages authenticity and fosters a sense of belonging. We strive for everyone to feel valued, connected, and empowered to reach their potential and contribute their best. Check out our diversity and inclusion page to learn more.Our benefits are designed to help you move forward in your career, and in areas of your life outside of Verizon. From health and wellness benefits, short term incentives, 401(k) Savings Plan, stock incentive programs, paid time off, parental leave, adoption assistance and tuition assistance, plus other incentives, we’ve got you covered with our award-winning total rewards package. For part-timers, your coverage will vary as you may be eligible for some of these benefits depending on your individual circumstances.If you are hired into a California, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, New York, Rhode Island or Washington work location, the compensation range for this position is between $0.00 and $0.00 annually based on a full-time schedule. The salary will vary depending on your location and confirmed job-related skills and experience. This is an incentive based position with the potential to earn more. For part time roles, your compensation will be adjusted to reflect your hours.Verizon will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.