Information Privacy Externships

The IAPP is the largest association of privacy professionals in the world. IAPP members work in the emerging field of information privacy law. The IAPP serves members through a broad range of programs and products, including conference, publications, certifications, and networking events. The extern will work closely with the IAPP research team on the development of original research on privacy, consumer protection, and public policy issues. This externship is more focused on public policy research than traditional legal research and advocacy. Students will have opportunities to have student work published in IAPP publications.

Monster Worldwide, Inc. is the owner and operator of, the premier global online employment solution for people seeking jobs and the employers who need great people. Monster has evolved from a "job board" to a global provider of a full array of job seeking, career management, recruitment and talent management products and services. At the heart of this evolution has been innovation with new technology, tools and practices. New technology brings with it new legal and business risks, particularly with respect to matters of security and protection of data, and privacy of online users.

Externs will work with attorneys in the Global Privacy Office, who are responsible for managing Monster's compliance with the privacy and data protection laws that apply to Monster's business. This is an opportunity to observe the practice of law in-house by attending meetings and conference calls, documenting compliance with privacy requirements, researching legal guidance, and identifying potential privacy issues. Familiarity with privacy and technology-related concepts is preferred. Students interested in this placement should talk with Associate Dean Abbott about arranging a flexible course schedule for the semester.

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Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions, striving to develop best-in-class products, many of which are available in more than 100 countries, across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Ophthalmics, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal/Internal Medicine/Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema, and Oncology.¬†Law student¬†interns/externs have the opportunity to work within the Global Privacy Office, a part of Shire’s Global Compliance and Risk Management function, which is responsible for overseeing compliance to Shire’s Global Privacy Policy and privacy and data protection laws and regulations across the globe.


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