Arsenal have announced details of a summer internship scheme with the club's Brand Protection team at their Highbury House headquarters in London.
This is a truly unique opportunity to gain invaluable experience at one of the UK’s foremost sporting organisations and discover the varied legal challenges that the club faces in maintaining its position as a recognised leader in its field.
The scheme is designed to provide the chance to learn first-hand what life and work entails in the Brand Protection team at Arsenal Football Club and is ideal for anyone looking to pursue a legal career with an interest in intellectual property.
After joining the team you will be involved from day one as you will be given an insight into the club's business on and off the field, the sectors in which they operate, their varied client base and the people who work there.
You can expect to be involved in everything from trademark management, anti-counterfeiting activities, project management, online enforcement activities, minor contract drafting, and carrying out research on relevant areas of law.
You will attend regular departmental meetings and will have ample opportunities to meet a variety of people from around the club, football, sport as a whole and to have all your questions answered.
This is a fantastic opportunity for you to gain a unique perspective on the role that intellectual property plays in running an international business and to discover whether a career in this area of law is right for you.
> The club plans to accept one intern for the summer internship scheme.
> The scheme will run for 6 weeks, from 1st July to 10th August 2009.
> The scheme will require interns to work 5 full days per week (approximately 35 hours per week - 9:00 am-5:00 pm). This is an unpaid internship but intern will receive travel and meal allowance.
> The club welcomes applications from both law and non-law students but students are required to have achieved, or be on course to achieve, a university degree.
> The deadline for applications is 31 May 2009.
> The ideal candidate will possess a passion to work in the sport industry, strong computer skills, tireless work ethic and sound written and interpersonal skills.
> The internship is based at the club’s headquarters at Highbury House in Islington, London.
> Internships may also become available at other times than those designated.
> A personal statement and a one page CV should be submitted via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
> Please do not contact the club regarding the status of your application. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by no later than 1 June 2009.
> If your application is successful you will be asked to attend an interview at the club’s headquarters at Highbury House in Islington, London.
Arsenal Football Club actively promotes equal opportunities in employment and welcomes all applications.