Iridium Satellite

Intern, Legal & Regulatory

Job Locations US-VA-McLean
Job ID 2023-3038
Worker Category

Company Overview

Iridium is an award-winning and innovative satellite communications company with bragging rights to the only network that offers voice and data connectivity anywhere in the world. For over 20 years, Iridium’s unique network and services have supported critical communications needs for individuals, businesses, and the evolving Internet of Things.


At Iridium, we understand the importance of staying connected and the limitations of traditional communications networks. People across the globe, including first responders, humanitarians, global militaries, scientific researchers, and lone workers, as well as ships, aircraft and remote operations all rely on Iridium to stay connected. We take our responsibility for providing these essential communications very seriously and pride ourselves on offering a reliable lifeline when needed. Likewise, Iridium is committed to providing an exciting and innovative workplace, where employees are challenged to think outside the box and collaborate on new, bold ideas and solutions. Our talented teams are passionate about their work and the impact our company makes around the world. Iridium fosters an empowering and inclusive culture that allows employees to genuinely be their best selves. We are looking for others who want to join this truly unique company that celebrates our employees and provides the opportunity to truly make a difference in the world.

Position Summary, Job Requirements & Responsibilities

Looking for a meaningful internship opportunity that will give you real-world experience and help you grow as a professional? Look no further than the Iridium Internship Program where you will be an integral part of the Iridium teams shaping the future of satellite communications! The Iridium Internship program xis a 12-week program that runs from May 20, 2024 to August 9, 2024. As an Iridium Intern, you’ll begin making an impact on real projects from day one! During the program, come prepared to grow, develop, and learn alongside a team and the leaders of our company. Our Interns are offered a unique opportunity to provide valuable support to Iridium on projects and work assignments as well as the chance to participate in exciting activities that will allow you to connect with senior leadership and fellow interns. 


What We’re Looking For:

The Iridium Legal Department is seeking a bright 1L law student who will work with attorneys and non-attorney professionals to learn about the myriad legal, regulatory and compliance issues that arise in a high-tech, publicly traded company with a global footprint. Some of the possible practice areas you’ll get exposure to will include Contracts (sales, procurement, and U.S. Government), Corporate, Employment, Finance, Regulatory (domestic and international), Corporate Governance, and Security among others.


What You’ll Do:

  • Perform legal and factual research;
  • Organize, analyze, and validate information;
  • Research and analyze best practices regarding a variety of company programs and initiatives;
  • Review and monitor new and updated laws and regulations in relevant fields;
  • Prepare written reports and correspondence;
  • Assist with reviewing, drafting and revising a wide variety of contracts, including commercial sales and government contracts;
  • Assist the legal team with updating, improving and maintaining procedures, processes, forms, and legal policy documents;
  • Other duties as may be assigned.

Skills You’ll Obtain:

  • Real-world experience in chosen field of interest and related topics through multiple hands-on projects
  • Critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Research, writing, and project management skills
  • Working in and contributing to a team environment
  • Organization and time management
  • You will gain a clear understanding of the responsibilities, function, and operations of an in-house legal department. You will also develop research, writing and analytical skills, as well as project management skills.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

  • Ability to handle and maintain the confidentiality of highly sensitive information
  • Strong organizational, customer service, and project management skills
  • Strong work ethic, positive attitude, and professional demeanor
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy


Experience & Education Requirements / EEO

 Things You Must Bring to the Table:

  • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age
  • Must be currently enrolled in a JD program at an accredit academic institution, with expected graduation in May 2026
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S.
  • Must be able to work at Iridium’s McLean, Virginia office at least 3 days a week

Iridium is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or status as a protected veteran. EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability and other protected categories.


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