Legal Intern

Job description

Our mission is to defend human rights and democracy through building software that is essential for digital freedom and privacy protection for all Internet users.

ProtonMail was founded in 2014 by a group of scientists who met at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). And since its inception, the company has grown at a fast pace and today has over 26 million users. Our principal product, ProtonMail, is the world’s largest secure email service. Our second product, ProtonVPN, is one of the world’s most popular VPN services. Our vision is to build an Internet platform for the protection of digital rights, and we are also developing additional products such as ProtonCalendar, ProtonDrive, and much more.

Proton users include leaders of the Hong Kong protest movement, New York Times journalists, some of the world’s largest corporations, and millions of ordinary citizens from over 180 countries. Our team is diverse and dynamic, representing over 30 different nationalities, with offices in Geneva, Zurich, Prague, Vilnius, Skopje, San Francisco, and Taipei.


What You will do:

As a legal intern, you'll assist the legal counsel of the company on matters such as employment law, immigration law, criminal procedure, data protection and contract law. We're looking for a detail-oriented and conscientious legal intern with relevant knowledge of Swiss law. 

Job requirements

  • Bachelor or Master degree in law from a Swiss university
  • Excellent written and good spoken English communication skills
  • Detail-oriented and conscientious
  • Proactive and autonomous

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in the legal department of a Swiss company or in a law firm
  • Interest in employment law, immigration law, criminal procedure and contract law
  • Proficiency in German is a plus

Why you should join Proton?

  • Startup culture where everyone’s opinion matters and can have a significant impact
  • We work on interesting, challenging problems. Each day you will face a new issue, and there is never a dull moment
  • Our rapid growth means there are many opportunities for advancement
  • Do something meaningful. ProtonMail protects dissidents, journalists, and activists. Our work saves lives.
  • Be part of something bigger. Millions of people and businesses around the world have embraced our idea of an Internet where privacy and security are the default. Join the privacy revolution that is changing the world

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        Keep in mind that you will receive emails from email or other addresses on the domain.