Marketing & Research Intern

Location: Birmingham
Office: Birmingham
Discipline: Corporate & commercial
Contact name: Ben Porter

Contact email: [email protected]
Contact phone: 07587481088
Vacancy reference: 020909
Closing date: 14 June 2023

Are you a business/marketing/legal graduate looking to join a dynamic team and gain invaluable experience in the ever-evolving field of technology law? If so, please get in touch!

We are a national law firm which has a leading specialist technology law practice, providing comprehensive legal services to clients at the forefront of the digital revolution. With a focus on innovation, we assist clients in navigating the complex intersection of law and technology.

We are looking for a bright and enthusiastic candidate to join us on a 12-month intern/paralegal contract (but don’t worry, you don’t need to have a legal background for this exciting role).

The role is based in our Birmingham office, working closely with one of the UK’s leading technology law Partners, as well as with our fantastic national technology law, marketing and business development teams.

What does this position involve?

As an intern/paralegal, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with our esteemed team of technology law experts, supporting them in their daily activities, including business research, marketing initiatives, article writing, and production of PowerPoint presentations. This role is perfect for a motivated individual with a passion for technology, marketing and business development. You will be an integral part of our team, assisting in various projects and gaining hands-on experience in a fast-paced and intellectually stimulating environment.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Conducting research on various technology law related topics, including emerging issues and industry trends (such as AI and Privacy)
  • Assisting in drafting high-quality articles, blog posts, and client alerts on relevant newsworthy matters
  • Collaborating with the marketing team and business development teams to develop engaging and persuasive content for website, social media platforms, and other marketing materials
  • Creating visually appealing and informative PowerPoint presentations for internal and external use, highlighting legal concepts and industry insights
  • Supporting our colleagues in day-to-day activities, including document preparation, data analysis, and project management

Why should I apply?

You will be joining a leading national top 50 UK law firm, and working with colleagues who have a national reputation in their field. It will allow you to develop your experience, expertise and skillsets, whether for a career in business, marketing or law.

The role will help you:

  • Gain valuable experience working alongside renowned technology law experts
  • Develop an understanding of the legal and regulatory landscape in the technology industry
  • Sharpen your research, writing, and presentation skills
  • Collaborate with a diverse and talented team in a supportive environment
  • Provide potential opportunities to attend law firm and industry events

What skills and attributes would I need?

  • Good academics – e.g 2.1 degree or higher, ideally in marketing, business studies or law
  • Good research (including online research) and analysis skills
  • Excellent written English and a keen eye for detail
  • Good skills and familiarity with using Microsoft Powerpoint, Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Good organisational and project management skills to help you manage timelines and workloads
  • Have a pro-active approach to work and managing multiple projects
  • Show a willingness to learn and develop your own skillset
  • Enthusiastic about being involved in business development initiatives
  • Strong team working approach

Who will I be working with?

You will work closely alongside Partner, Jagvinder Singh Kang, who is the firm’s International and UK Head of IT Law, and based in our Birmingham office. Jagvinder is recognised in Legal 500’s official “Hall of Fame” for technology law work, and has been consistently recognised as a leading technology lawyer for well over a decade by both Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners. In addition, you will work with our fantastic national technology law, marketing and business development teams.

Pre-employment screening

Please note that, in the event that we make an offer of employment, we will conduct pre-employment screening that includes checks relating to your professional and academic qualifications, references from previous employers, your eligibility to work in the UK and any disciplinary history recorded with the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). You will also be required to complete a self-declaration to assess your character and suitability.

Disclosure and barring service check and security clearance

This post is also subject to a satisfactory response from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) (to check for any previous criminal convictions and cautions) and, given the nature of the work-type, you may also be required to undergo national security vetting to SC level – the latter can be undertaken following commencement of employment.

And finally

Mills & Reeve is committed to building a diverse workforce and fostering an inclusive environment in which all our people can thrive. We hire people from a wide variety of backgrounds because it makes our firm stronger, and we have a collaborative culture that celebrates different perspectives and values respect for one another, working together, and openness and integrity. Our approach to flexible working means that we work in a way that achieves the right balance for our people, our clients and for our business.