2019 Internships

Legal Intern

Sunnyvale, California, United States

We are looking for an exceptional law student to join us as a Legal Intern this Fall!

Who we are

Since 2006, 23andMe’s mission has been to help people access, understand, and benefit from the human genome. We are a group of passionate individuals pushing the boundaries of what’s possible to help turn genetic insight into better health and personal understanding. 

Who you are

23andMe is seeking a local law student with relevant healthcare, life sciences, and technology expertise to intern this summer, with the opportunity to continue the internship into the fall and spring. The intern will work closely with 23andMe attorneys to support various business practices, focusing on genomic, consumer health, privacy, big data, consumer services, research, international, and corporate legal issues.

What you’ll do

Under the mentorship and supervision of 23andMe attorneys, the intern will:

  • Contribute to the analysis and development of compliance programs under the FTC Act, HHS regulations, EU data protection regulations, and state consumer protection laws;
  • Research novel areas of health and genetics law and write legal and policy memoranda;
  • Perform legal research and analysis on global privacy and regulatory requirements;
  • Assist in responding to information requests from customers;
  • Monitor and analyze state, federal, and international legislation;
  • Assist with the production of policies, SOPs, guidelines, and issue briefs for use by the company articles, presentations and other materials for broader audiences, including conference participants and policymakers
  • Assist with other legal projects as needed; and
  • Gain exposure to cutting-edge legal issues.


  • Currently a law student pursuing your Juris Doctorate.
  • Ability to intern full-time in Sunnyvale, California. The internship will be offered for a minimum of 10 weeks, with the opportunity to extend the internship into the spring. The fall internship requires a part-time commitment from late August/September through December, requiring a commitment of 10-15 hours a week. Preference will be given to candidates who express an interest in continuing the internship in the spring. 
  • You will be asked to submit a writing sample upon request.

About Us 

23andMe, Inc. is the leading consumer genetics and research company. Our mission is to help people access, understand and benefit from the human genome. The company was named by MIT Technology Review to its “50 Smartest Companies, 2017” list, and named one of Fast Company’s “25 Brands That Matter Now, 2017”. 23andMe has over 5 million customers worldwide, with ~85 percent of customers consented to participate in research. 23andMe is located in Sunnyvale, CA. More information is available at www.23andMe.com.

At 23andMe, we value a diverse, inclusive workforce and we provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. All qualified applicants for employment will be considered without regard to an individual’s race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws.  If you are unable to submit your application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at accommodations-ext@23andme.com. 23andMe will reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities to the extent required by applicable law.

Please note: 23andMe does not accept agency resumes and we are not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. Thank you.