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Purpose // strategy consultancy, creative agency & incubator
New York    Posted: Monday, June 06, 2022
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Purpose builds & supports movements to advance the fight for an open, just, & habitable world. We use public mobilization & storytelling to help the leading organizations, businesses, activists, & philanthropies engaged in this fight, & we create campaigning labs & new initiatives that can shift policies & change. To do this, Purpose brings together world-class talent from the world of creatives, content development, storytelling, campaigning, grassroots organizing, & political strategy to build new creative campaigning models.

Guided by smart strategy & powered by participation, our work reframes issues, engages new audiences, shifts public discourse, & ultimately drives targeted action & creates lasting impact. Join the team that made all this work!


As a Legal Intern at Purpose, you will be working alongside the People, Culture, & Operations (Finance, Legal & HR) team to assist in reviewing agreements, legal research, & special projects. 

You will report to the General Counsel. This role will be mostly remote. 

This role is a part time position which will require a commitment of 25-30 hours per week. The role is offered at the Jr Associate tier with an hourly rate of $25.


  • Assist in reviewing agreements, including procurement agreements, client & funder agreements, grant agreements, licensing agreements & non-disclosure agreements.
  • Draft ancillary documents & legal templates such as powers of attorney & memorandums of understandings.
  • Perform legal research on various legal issues ranging from corporate governance, tax, compliance, intellectual property, labor & employment laws, & data privacy.
  • Conduct 1-2 special capstone projects 
  • Assist General Counsel in companys data privacy & data protection compliance efforts
  • Support General Counsel as a member of the Legal team.


  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • 2L or 3L law student enrolled in an accredited law school.
  • Trained & experienced in legal research on legal research platforms (e.g. WestLaw, LexisNexis, BloombergLaw) & mainstream search engines with ability to identify key legal issues & turnaround concise answers to questions with appropriate recommendations.
  • Proficient in Google Docs Editors Suite (Docs, Slides, Sheets, Drawings, Forms, Calendar, Drive); Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint); & Adobe Acrobat
  • Proficient with email, video conferencing programs (Google Meet & Zoom), & all other forms of digital communication (e.g. Slack)
  • Ability to multitask, collaborate with others & to take initiative.

Purpose takes on some of the biggest challenges in the world, which affect people of different identities & backgrounds in different ways. We believe we are stronger & most effective with a diverse team leading the charge. People of color, LGBTQ individuals & people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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