Position Title: Intern, Legal, Regulatory & Policy
The Entertainment Software Association (ESA), headquartered in Washington, D.C., is the U.S. association dedicated to serving the business and public affairs needs of companies that publish computer and video games for video game consoles, handheld devices, personal computers, and the internet. ESA is seeking a rising 2L or 3L student for their Legal, Regulatory, & Policy Internship. This internship offers up to 40 hours per week for the summer term (May through August 2022) and may begin fully remote and then shift to a hybrid role when COVID remote work is lifted. The position requires access to a computer and internet.
ESA is one of the most exciting, dynamic organizations in the media and technology worlds, offers competitive compensation for interns, and is committed to work/life balance. ESA offers students the opportunity to learn about challenges faced by the leading video game publishers and console manufacturers in a collegial atmosphere.
The Legal, Regulatory, & Policy Intern will work closely with the department on policy issues as well as on industry research matters. This position may also provide administrative support to the ESA Legal, Regulatory & Policy team.
This is a great opportunity for students to gain valuable insight into the video game industry and work on a wide variety of legal issues including intellectual property, First Amendment issues, privacy & data security, platform responsibility matters, ecommerce, esports, and media effects research. This position pays, $23/hour for law students
- Conduct academic and legal research on worldwide policy matters affecting the video game industry.
- Prepare memoranda on legal topics as requested.
- Prepare summaries of industry events and reports.
- Participate in external meetings with policymakers and industry supporters when feasible.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
- Current enrollment as a rising 2L or 3L in an accredited law degree program
- Outstanding academic credentials
- Excellent writing and analytical skills
- Good judgment
- Strong attention to detail
- Knowledge of/passionate about the video game industry and/or esports is strongly preferred
PREFERRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
Outstanding candidates may offer particular interest in and/or exposure to the following:
- Copyright Law
- First Amendment (Free Speech)
- Entertainment Industry Trends
- Online Platform Rights and Responsibilities
HOW TO APPLY
For more information or to apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to the following job link:
Additional inquiries and questions can be emailed to Beth Cessna at [email protected] or contact 202-232-1765.
ABOUT THE ENTERTAINMENT SOFTWARE ASSOCIATION (ESA)
The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) is the U.S. association exclusively dedicated to serving the business and public affairs needs of companies that publish computer and video games for video game consoles, handheld devices, personal computers, and the Internet. The Association represents these industry leaders across the nation and on the global stage. ESA offers a wide range of services to its members, including a global content protection program, business and consumer research, government relations and intellectual property protection efforts. ESA also owns and operates E3, the premier global trade show for video games and related products.
ESA is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.