Legal Intern, Privacy - Spring (Part-Time)
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Legal Intern, Privacy - Spring (Part-Time)




Legal Intern, Privacy - Spring (Part-Time)

About the job

Airbnb was born in 2007 when two Hosts welcomed three guests to their San Francisco home, and has since grown to over 4 million Hosts who have welcomed more than 1 billion guest arrivals in almost every country across the globe. Every day, Hosts offer unique stays and experiences that make it possible for guests to connect with communities in a more authentic way.

The community you will join:

Airbnb is seeking an intern to join the Legal Privacy team for a 2023 Spring semester internship (part-time). 

The Airbnb Legal Privacy team supports the entire Airbnb business, including product development and privacy compliance requirements. Airbnb is a global company and the Legal Privacy team works to protect our hosts’ and guests’ data rights everywhere. We support the Product, Cybersecurity, Policy, Litigation, Research, and Corporate legal teams, among others. We provide guidance on privacy laws globally, including  U.S. state and federal privacy laws, the EU’s GDPR, and Brazil’s LGPD, and we collaborate with the Airbnb policy team on proposed privacy legislation.

The ideal candidate must have a proven ability to learn new areas of law and function independently in a demanding fast-paced environment. We’re looking for a highly adaptable and collaborative person who can handle ambiguity and rapidly shifting priorities with flexibility, patience, and poise.

The difference you will make:

As an intern, you’ll be integrated into a team where you’ll contribute to challenging projects. Your manager, team, and our incredible employee community will strive to be superhosts to you during the summer. We provide the support, mentorship, fun, and real world experience needed to accelerate your learning and make a real impact on our product, as Airbnb revolutionizes connection, belonging, and travel.

A typical day:

Working with an in-house specialized privacy team is a rare and valuable opportunity to gain practical experience. Our privacy externship program stands apart in that it offers a sustained period of substantive project work. Past interns have provided a great amount of help to the Legal Privacy team, including researching new bills, laws, and privacy regulatory guidance. For example, our privacy interns supported implementing new state privacy law requirements and were able to interact with global legal counterparts, engineers, and the Privacy operations team while working on cutting edge privacy issues. Past interns have gone on to secure full- or part-time employment with a number of dynamic technology companies, including Airbnb.

As an intern, you’ll be expected: 

  • Collaborate with multiple team members to achieve project milestones
  • Communicate with the legal team and other stakeholders to provide project updates
  • Proactively seek and provide feedback throughout the internship
  • Actively participate in and contribute to the legal and broader Airbnb community

Your expertise:

  • Current first- or second-year student enrolled at a nationally-accredited law school.
  • Applicants must (1) have taken at least one privacy class or (2) received CIPP (either US or EU) certification prior to beginning the externship.
  • Be willing to roll up your sleeves for tasks big and small.
  • High level of integrity, professionalism, intellectual curiosity, sense of humor, team collaboration, and willingness to grow.

How we’ll take care of you:

Our job titles may span more than one career or degree level. Our hourly intern salary is $46.15 per hour. 

Your location:

This position is US - Remote Eligible. The role may include occasional work at an Airbnb office or attendance at offsites, as agreed to with your manager. Airbnb, Inc. can employ in states where we have registered entities. Currently, employees can not be located in: Alaska, Indiana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Alabama, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Delaware and Rhode Island. This list is continuously evolving and being updated, please check back with us if the state you live in is on the exclusion list. If your position is employed by another Airbnb entity, your recruiter will inform you what states you are eligible to work from. 

How to apply:

Submit a resume and cover letter explaining: 

  • why you are interested in privacy, 
  • what kind of privacy work you would like to do, 
  • what positive significant impact this internship will provide for you, and
  • how your background meets the expertise requirements above.

Important Note: We have a number of different legal intern opportunities across different teams. You can only interview for one role at a time, so please apply for the internship/team that most closely aligns with your interest. 

Our commitment to inclusion & belonging:

Airbnb is committed to working with the best and brightest people from the broadest talent pool possible. We believe a diversity of ideas fosters innovation and engagement, and allows us to attract the best people, and to develop the best products, services and solutions. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. If you need assistance, or a reasonable accommodation during the application and recruiting process, please contact us at:


Legal Intern, Privacy - Spring (Part-Time)

United States

Part-time, Indefinite

Start Date:As soon as possible

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