Legal Counsel Assistant - Game Production - Internship January 2022 (F/M/NB)
- Paris, France
Ubisoft’s 20,000 team members, working across more than 40 locations around the world, are bound by a common mission to enrich players’ lives with original and memorable gaming experiences. Their dedication and talent has brought to life many acclaimed franchises such as Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, Watch Dogs, Just Dance, Rainbow Six, and many more to come. Ubisoft is an equal opportunity employer that believes diverse backgrounds and perspectives are key to creating worlds where both players and teams can thrive and express themselves. If you are excited about solving gamechanging challenges, cutting edge technologies and pushing the boundaries of entertainment, we invite you to join our journey and help us create the unknown.
Within International HQ, Ubisoft's Legal department comprises lawyers working in their respective fields of expertise: intellectual property, music law, personal data, digital law, etc. These legal experts are in constant contact with Ubisoft’s operational teams, and represent veritable business partners for them. If you like a challenge and taking initiatives in a creative, stimulating environment, our internship opportunities might just be right for you!
As a Trainee Legal Officer within the Game Production team based in our new Saint-Mandé HQ, you will be involved in what makes Ubisoft so unique: its content. Your work will entail resolving equations with the business and production teams, and finding the answers – seldom black or white – to complex questions... Highly enthusiastic people from around the world, and of different cultures, seeking to find the next innovative breakthrough in game development and player experience will become your preferred partners and will turn to you for legal advice that goes beyond the limits of current or foreseeable rules. Upstream, together with your manager, you will strive to identify the best strategy, assess and manage the risks, and provide your help to implement the best solutions.
For this purpose, you will notably be required to:
· Provide assistance to all the creative teams throughout the world in collaboration with your legal department colleagues;
· Take part in drafting all types of contracts, in English and French, for various contractual relationships and in the scope of game development, including confidentiality agreements, service contracts or licence agreements;
· Prepare memorandums on various topics, including intellectual property law and trademark law;
· Provide Ubisoft’s production teams with practical advice by explaining and communicating on the legal concepts they may be dealing with.
· As a student in higher education, you are graduating in Intellectual Property and have a strong interest for the videogames industry (either as a gamer or a follower);
· You have a first successful experience in a law firm or in a company, ideally related to gaming or Entertainment industries;
· You are able to communicate orally and in writing in English, and ideally in French too – most of your daily work will be in English;
· Naturally curious, you do not hesitate to spontaneously go and get information on subjects that you do not necessarily master. More generally, you are known for your excellent interpersonal skills, and your motivation. Business partner, you know how to deal with operational teams
What are your benefits as a Ubitrainee?
· Join the 1st company of the latest Happy Trainees ranking #[email protected]
· Internship reward according to the studies level.
· Meal voucher Apetiz Card, 50% refund of travel pass, 1 day-off per month
· 2 free video games, ticket reduction (concerts / shows), access to the Ubisoft gym at preferential price.
Ubisoft questions box:
How should I prepare my application to Ubisoft?
First, read the job description carefully in order to highlight your relevant experiences and skills for this position! A personalized and well-detailed resume will certainly allow you to stand out 😉
Cover letter or not? Between both, we’ll always prefer a few lines explaining your interest in the internship /apprenticeship, rather than a long generic copy / paste! A dedicated space is also specifically provided for this purpose when you apply on our site.
How does the recruitment process work?
If your application is accepted, first you will be contacted by a recruiter of our Campus team for a phone screen or a deferred video interview to determine if your profile fits the job but also to your desires. Afterward, a physical or a video interview via Teams will be scheduled with your future manager. During the recruitment process, you could also have to complete a case study or meet your next n + 2 and some of your future colleagues.
I don't know the video game industry. Do I fit in to Ubisoft?
A lot of Ubisoft’s employees are not huge fans of video games. At Ubisoft, we are looking for people who are passionate about their specialties, their jobs or entertainment in general.
What is being a UbiTrainee / What is it like to be a UbiTrainee?
At Ubisoft, after a training period, you will be given empowering missions which may evolve throughout your experience with us. You can expect real challenges to take up every day!
Being an intern in our company also means enjoying the best of both worlds: the vision, stability, opportunities and brands’ catalog of a large international group, but also freedom, creativity, entrepreneurial spirit and the friendly work environment of a start-up.
How are the Trainees supported during their experience at Ubisoft?
Our HR teams are responsible for supporting you during your experience. It involves close HR monitoring (answers to everyday questions, discussions on your career path within Ubisoft after your internship / apprenticeship, etc.) and the animation of the Trainees community (Welcome Sessions, dedicated Teams group, Trainees Week, etc.) and a few other surprises 😉).
I have a disability; how could I apply?
All our recruitment teams are aware of disability issues. Therefore, you can apply normally via our Smartrecruiters platform by attaching your resume and cover letter. If you need any adjustment of the recruitment process, especially when it involves video interviews, don’t hesitate to state it during your application and / or contact the Handicap Mission team by email ([email protected]).