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Legal Intern

Company: SunOpta
Location: Eden Prairie
Posted on: September 16, 2023

Job Description:

SunOpta Overview:SunOpta (Nasdaq:STKL) (TSX:SOY) is a U.S.-based, global pioneer fueling the future of sustainable, plant-based and fruit-based food and beverages. Founded nearly 50 years ago, SunOpta manufactures natural, organic and specialty plant-based and fruit-based products sold through retail and foodservice channels. SunOpta operates as a manufacturer for leading natural and private label brands, and also proudly produces its own brands, including SOWN -, Dream -, West LifeTM and Sunrise Growers -.
SunOpta is looking for passionate and self-motivated students to join our 2024 Summer Internship Program. Internships will last between 8-12 weeks based on the successful candidates' availability. Internship positions will be paid competitively. Please apply online today!Job Summary:Interns that join our team will utilize the knowledge and skills that they've gained in the classroom by working side-by-side with professionals at SunOpta and become part of a team and gain meaningful on-the job experience. Interns will gain insight into the latest legal and regulatory trends in the food industry while working on special projects, improving processes, and supporting the creation of new and innovative products.Essential Functions of the Legal Internship:
Work with different in-house lawyers to gain exposure to, and develop an understanding of, different substantive areas of the law including contracts, compliance, litigation, intellectual property, and employment. Lead 2-3 special projects, including presenting the results. Assist with contract template, training material, and internal policy drafting. Assist with commercial contract drafting / negotiation and litigation management. Conduct legal research on evolving areas of law and regulation that affect SunOpta. Provide general legal support.Minimum Qualifications:
Candidates must be enrolled in an ABA-accredited JD program and must have completed their first year of law school.Preferred Qualifications:
Previous work experience. Minimum cumulative law school GPA of 3.0. Demonstrated leadership skills, strong interpersonal skills, good judgment and problem-solving skills. Strong written and verbal communications skills. Ability to work in a team-oriented environment, initiative and a strong work ethic.Additional Considerations:
Location: This position will be located at our corporate office in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Travel: May be required to other U.S. SunOpta locations for job-related functions. Relocation or international remote working arrangements (outside of the US) will not be considered.Please note that this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the intern for this role. Activities, duties, and responsibilities may change at any time, with or without notice.AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER EOE M/W/VET/DISABLED

Keywords: SunOpta, Eden Prairie , Legal Intern, Legal , Eden Prairie, Minnesota

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